I Am Not Ashamed Of My Heritage…, Maybe

It’s a tough time to be a somewhat-progressive white southerner with a history fetish. On one side are all your liberal friends insisting that the War Between The States (which is the polite name and southerners are nothing if not polite) was all about slavery. On the other side are your conservative friends who maintain that the […]

It’s Heritage, Not Hate

Once again, South Carolina’s display of a Confederate flag on the grounds of their state house is in the news. Which means that, once again, proud southerners like me are called upon to defend our heritage against the ravening hordes of liberal, PC police who want to deny us the right to celebrate our ancestors […]

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, […]

What Kind Of Christian Am I?

I’m a sucker for an online quiz. It really doesn’t matter what it’s about, if I see one, I’m taking it. So, Wednesday morning, I stumbled onto Beliefnet’s “What Kind Of Christian Are You?” I immediately went there. I mean, how could I not? It was quiz about Christianity! Talk about a perfect of wasted […]

The Cure For AIDS?

Okay, so there’s this preacher in Tempe, Arizona named Steven Anderson who has a habit of saying controversial things. And, by “controversial”, I mean “really douchey crap calculated to draw attention”. He first came to my attention a few years back, when he went on record saying he was praying for President Obama’s death. Since […]

Imago Dei

Saying that the concept of Imago Dei is not unknown to Christians is an understatement on the order of saying Custer and the Seventh Cavalry had a bad day on the Little Big Horn back in 1876. It’s all over the Bible and has come up in more than one Sunday Sermon. But, for all the hype […]

Bigotry? I Don’t Think So

Except for one post about the Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty uproar, I haven’t really said much about it. Oh, I’ve liked a couple of posts on Facebook, retweeted a few things on Twitter and even made a comment or two. But, I haven’t staked my claim to the story like some bloggers have; mostly because I […]

I’m Trying

It’s not often I’m happy to see Monday roll around, but I was ecstatic when it got here this time. Let me tell you, it was one hell of a weekend and not in the good way. It all started Friday evening when Olivia called me to come get her. She was spending the night […]

Love the Sinner

I’m going throw a little twist at you today. We all know that old chestnut “Hate the sin, love the sinner”. And, if you know me, you know how much I’ve come to despise that phrase. I despise it because it has, in my opinion, been used to justify hatred, discrimination and oppression of LGBT […]

Mixing it Up

via YouTube On October 30, schools across the country will take part in something called “Mix It Up At Lunch”, an anti-bullying effort that encourages kids to sit with someone outside their regular peer group. Started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the program hopes to break up cliques and prevent bullying. […]