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 […]

Preconceived Notions

I’ve written several pieces about the group Love Wins and the work they do in Raleigh, NC. A long-running part of that work is sharing coffee and biscuits every Saturday and Sunday morning with their friends in Moore Square, something they were prevented from doing last Saturday. Since there are plenty of places to find […]

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 […]

It’s How You Say It

Lately, I’ve been speaking to people who are feeling disaffected by their current faith situation and are looking for something different. Today, however, I’m talking to my progressive friends. And, I want to tell some of you, you’re not helping. Look, I know some of the things our more conservative brothers and sisters say and […]

Part of Two of Our Series: Everybody Learns

Education is a theme that doesn’t often get associated with Jesus, but He had a hand in changing it, also. Before Jesus, education tended to be reserved for the √©lite. In Israelite culture, around the age of 5, young boys spent a good part of their day in synagogue memorizing the Torah. Those who showed […]