Christian Values?

Clean and Clear, arguably the biggest name in skin care for young women, has added a new face to its #SeeTheRealMe campaign: Jazz Jennings. Now, you may be wondering “Who the hell is Jazz Jennings?” That’s easy enough to answer: Jennings is a LGBTQ activist who just happens to be a 14-year-old trans woman. She […]

Is It Enough?

In a segment last week on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart talked about the recent spate of anti-gay laws. In it, he spoke about Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of the Arizona bill and Republic opposition to the laws in general. He was not all that happy with their response, since none of them seemed to […]

The Poors

Now and then, I’ll come across something that just sets my teeth on edge. It happened today when I read a Facebook status that related some cockamamie story about a woman who, as a teen, volunteered at a food pantry. At the time, there was a frequent flyer who came in and got food while […]

Privilege, It’s What’s for Dinner.

One of my favorite people in the whole world is Kimberly Knight. Her Coming Out Christian blog on Patheos is a must-read for me, we’re Facebook and Twitter friends and we even know each other in real life. A church and tech nerd of the first order, she’s “down with the J-man” and a Jesus […]

What Am I Talking About Pt? IV

Continuing with this week’s theme about Christianity in the post-modern world, today we’re discussing emergence/progressive ideas and heresy. When this movement was younger, you heard a lot about this. It seemed like every day, there was a new book, article, podcast, blog post or sermon decrying the views of some emergent leader as heresy. These days, […]

A Higher Standard

Have you ever noticed that whenever the subject comes around to sex, the words, “flesh”, “body”, “world” or “worldly” come up? A commenter on Tony Jones’ blog post “Premarital Sex – Maybe It’s Not So Bad” said “Stop lowering the bar for Christian men. No one has died because they couldn’t masturbate. The world says that […]