The Spray-Tanned, Tiny Handed Devil

Over the weekend, I offered space here on “The Progressive Redneck” to anyone who is a member of the groups worried about their future under a Donald Trump presidency. The first person to take me up on that offer is my friend, Joshua Allen. I first met Josh when I was volunteering at Love Wins Ministries […]

It’s Advent (Sigh) Pt II

On Monday, I wrote about my problems with Advent. After a rather snarky start, I said Advent was hard for me, in part, because of the words associated with it: hope, peace, joy and love. At the end, I said that I would take a word a week and write about my problems with it. To […]

Release to the Prisoners

Yesterday, I quoted Luke 4:18-19 which is one of the scriptures liberation theology is based on. And, if you recall, in “Rethinking Grace” I said if I had to pick a theological system, it would probably be that one. (Now, I’d have throw in a little process theology, too). One of the things that’s bothered […]

Dangerous Idealists

Yesterday, at church, I was talking to a friend about a Facebook “discussion” he’d gotten involved in. It seems our pastor had posted about drone use in Pakistan and Afghanistan, calling them “flying death robots” and seriously questioned their use. Later, he pointed out that’s one of reasons Muslims are less than happy with us these days. […]