Am I Still A Christian?

Over the years, I’ve had people ask me, “How can you call yourself a Christian with some of the things you believe?” It’s a fair question, seeing as I don’t put much stock in a lot of orthodox beliefs anymore. The short (smartass) answer comes in two parts: 1) I’m a progressive Christian, which means I’m […]

God Is Still Speaking. But Kenneth Copeland And Jesse Duplantis Aren’t Listening

In the past, I’ve said that every now and then, the internet gives you a gift. And, often, that gift is amazing. Generally, those gifts come in the form of some celebrity Christian saying or doing something unintentionally funny. A lot of the time, it’s a comment that accidentally ironic and reveals things they really don’t […]

An Open Letter To Parents Of Transgender Kids

Dear Conservative Christian Parents of kids who are transgender; You probably don’t know me, but I know you. I’ve been where you are and I know what you’re going through, right now. Well, not exactly; while I have been a Christian most of my life, I’ve never really been a conservative one. But, I am the […]

Really, God?

During a recent sermon, I was reminded of the story of Naaman. It’s about a powerful dude, Naaman (duh), who has a skin disease and visits Elisha to get some healing. Things go a little sideways because, not only does Elisha fail to treat him with the respect he so richly deserves, he tells the guy to go […]

Donald Trump, God’s Prophet?

I know I’ve said this before, but being a smart-ass blogger who focuses on religion and the stupid things people say can be a very boom and bust proposition. For the last week or so, I’ve been casting about, looking for a suitable target at which to direct my snark and saying it’s been tough […]

What Would Jesus Do?

As the American public’s acceptance of people who are LGBTQ grows, social conservatives have started to freak out a little bit; and, by “freak out a little bit”, I mean, “totally lose their shit”. Several states have either passed “religious freedom” laws or have one being debated in their legislatures. The most famous is Indiana’s, […]

Matt Walsh: A “Sick And Delusional Man”?

     Let me start this post with a disclaimer: I don’t like Matt Walsh and I’m not going to be kind to him here. Well, that’s not exactly true; I don’t know Matt Walsh, so I can’t really say if I like him personally or not. I guess it would be better to say […]

Good Job, Florida

Recently, The Daily Show aired a piece about the fact that in many states, women do not have the option to terminate the parental rights of their attacker if they become pregnant as a result of rape. Yes, beloved, in 21 states of this great nation, it’s possible that a woman could have to co-parent with […]

Love Wins

Since I began to embrace a more progressive view of Christianity, there are times when I wish I was a devoutly conservative evangelical; a fundamentalist, even. The more I read and learn about the faith and the  man I’ve chosen to follow, the more questions I have. Some of those questions can be…, uncomfortable. And, […]

I’m Not Praying For You

I’ll be honest, I don’t like praying. In fact, I don’t like praying to the point that I don’t do it. Well, that’s not exactly true, a more accurate version of that statement would be that I don’t like praying to the point that I don’t do it in public. My aversion to public prayer is […]