Does “Can” Equal “Should”?

On October 10, marriage equality came to North Carolina when Max Cogburn, a federal district court judge, ruled that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Virginia’s case also applied to NC’s Amendment One. For a little while after Judge Cogburn issued his ruling, I had the following thought: “While we celebrate this good news, we […]

Would Jesus Drop the F-bomb?

Recently, Kimberly Knight wrote that people took issues with some of the language she uses in her “Coming Out Christian” blog on Patheos. The offending post was titled “Washed in His Blood My Ass“. It was bad enough that she used the A-word in a Christian (?) article, but she also had the temerity to question penal substitutionary atonement, which everyone […]

An Open Letter to My Non-ally Brothers and Sisters

Guys and gals, Look, I know the open letter thing is a huge cliché that has been run into the ground, but I can’t think of another way to get this message to you. A couple of days ago, UCC pastor and author Kimberly Knight posted on her blog at Patheos a piece titled “12 […]

A Christian Nation Pt III

More than once (reposted Wednesday), I’ve written about how this isn’t now, never has been and never should be a Christian nation. I’ve talked about all the things we’ve done as a nation that show we aren’t, and what it might look like if we, were a Christian nation. I’ve even shown proof in early […]