Good Job, Florida

Recently, The Daily Show aired a piece about the fact that in many states, women do not have the option to terminate the parental rights of their attacker if they become pregnant as a result of rape. Yes, beloved, in 21 states of this great nation, it’s possible that a woman could have to co-parent with […]

Spirit Or Letter?

Some days, finding a topic for a blog post is not easy. On those days, I spend as much time looking for a something to write about as much as I do actually writing about it. Other days, subject matter will just fall into my lap. Today is of those days; the good kind, I mean. This morning, […]

Smokescreens

This week has been a good one for The Progressive Redneck. The last two posts have generated some interesting conversation and Wednesday’s piece about modesty is my most popular post yet (if you haven’t read it, go here and see what all the shouting’s about). At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’m going […]

Speaking The Truth In Love: A Response To A Response

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled An Open Letter To Those Who “Speak The Truth In Love”. Saying it was a hit is an understatement; right now, it is the second most viewed post on The Progressive Redneck. It received rave reviews and glowing comments, mostly on Facebook since I can’t seem to get people to […]

A New Commandment I Give You

Like most writers, I keep a list of topics that I can’t use right away. The reasons vary; often, I might think an idea has merit, but don’t know how to approach it. Or, just as often, I’m in the middle of something else and can’t develop it right then. Sometimes, these things just click […]

Love and the Law

At some point before he was crucified, Jesus met a lawyer who asked him “What is the greatest commandment”. Jesus answered “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. The second is this, You will love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” This […]

Love God, Love People

Sometime before the year 30 CE, a lawyer asked Jesus “What is the greatest commandment”. Jesus answered “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being,and with all your mind.” This conversation is recorded in all three synoptic Gospels with some variation. In both Matthew and Mark, the lawyer […]

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is…, At?

A few days, in “A Big Blow Off” I said ” a bunch of seminary-trained people sitting around shooting the theological shit isn’t going to push this movement forward. To do that, we’re going to have to distill what we believe into a coherent message that regular folks can get their head around.” Now, it really gets on […]