This Is What It’s Like

The past couple of days, I’ve had several conversations about ADHD. In the first one, I was trying to describe what it’s like to live with the condition, but I wasn’t having much luck. After several attempts, I was down to “If you don’t have it, you won’t get it.” That’s a pretty shitty way […]

In the Dark With a Friend

The phrase “God’s will” is used for a lot of things that I’m pretty sure don’t have anything to do with God or God’s will. For example, whenever someone has suffered a heart-breaking loss (say, of a loved one), in trying to comfort them, some well-meaning friend will say “It was God’s will.” I wonder […]

Emperor Jesus?

I have a confession to make: I’m less than comfortable with the phrase “Kingdom of God”. In fact, I almost break out in a rash every time I hear it. And, don’t even think about what happens when I use it myself. That also includes phrases like “Lord”, “King of Kings” and all that other […]

I’m a Feminist?

For years, like many people, the word feminist has conjured up a certain image for me. In the past it was spectres of aggressive hairy-legged women with bushy armpits and wimpy pony-tailed, bearded men marching in the streets demanding not equality for women, but special considerations. I thought of radical people pushing political correctness which makes me  forgo […]

Inerrancy vs. Context Part III

Okay, I promise this is the last one of these. But, it was the only way to do such a meaty subject any justice. I put this last entry off till today so I could leisurely consider how to proceed. As usual, I spent maybe 5 minutes the entire weekend thinking about it. A few days […]

Inerrancy vs. Context Part II

In my last post, I started a multi-part series about biblical interpretation with an article on inerrancy. One of the problems with inerrancy is that it engenders a literal reading of the Bible. This is a problem because you shouldn’t look at an ancient document with modern eyes. Especially one that’s from a culture utterly foreign to your […]

Bless Your Heart

Things are going straight to hell these days. The picture you see to the left is graffiti painted on a Chik-fil-a. Is it just me, or is there something wrong with that? I know what they’ve done and I don’t eat there anymore, but that’s as far as I’m willing to take it. Painting “Don’t […]

A Completely Different Language

Have you ever noticed that when Christians talk about faith-related things, it seems like they’re speaking a completely different language?  Take prayer for instance.  Usually, if you’re going to let people know you’re about to talk to someone, you’ll say something like “Hey, I’ve gotta talk to Fred for minute”.  But, for some reason, we […]