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, […]

The Spirit Of The Law

I am a huge Gareth Higgins fan. The man has a way of taking ideas that have danced around in my head for a long time and reducing them to a few, taut, concise sentences. A few years ago, in Memphis, he said “The Gospel is not “Don’t say ‘fuck’. It’s not ‘Don’t sleep with […]

Religious Business

It is a sad day in America when religious leaders feel the need to write the President a letter asking for an exemption to the  proposed executive order banning discrimination against LGBT people working for federal government contractors. How, oh how, have we come to such a place in this Christian nation the land of the free? It […]

FYI (if you’re a teenage boy…, or a young man)

Fellows, There’s an open letter on the internet about the pictures young ladies are posting on social media. It seems that some parents are upset that there are pictures of girls in various stages of undress because they’re afraid you’ll see them and be tempted into sexual sin. As a father of two daughters, I have […]

Blood on Their Hands?

So, a couple of days ago, I posted the picture to the left on my Facebook page and several other (more liberal) pages that I like. I did so as an experiment; I wanted to see how the various groups would react to the idea that the NRA shares some responsibility in the recent wave of gun-related […]

Really?

You know how it feels when your words come back and bite you in the ass? Yeah, me too. Unfortunately, I think I’m about to experience that once again. The other day, I wrote an article about people calling themselves “spiritual, but not religious” titled, of all things, “Spiritual, But not Religious“.  In it, I talked about how saying […]

Loving Our Neighbor…, Kinda

Yesterday, I read an article on Red Letter Christians written by Hugh Hollowell titled Open and Affirming Because of the Bible, written in response to an article by Dan Martin, Open? Yes! Affirming? No.  Anyone who knows me can tell which article I agree with just by reading the titles.  For those who don’t, I’m […]

Christian Lifestyle?

Every so often, the phrase “Christian lifestyle” pops up on my radar.  The latest is from Red Letter Christians, an article titled Grace”less Christianity.  In it, the author, Christian Piatt, tells about Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa.  It seems that the good folks at POG had rented space to Happy Time Daycare.  Now, I’m not sure if Happy Time was […]