The Annual “What I’m Thankful For” Post

Faithful readers of The Progressive Redneck know that I’m great at starting new features or series, even if the features or series themselves aren’t all that good. They also know that I suck at following through on them. There are a couple of reasons for that; some of them were kind of shitty (Christian Dick […]

God Has a Plan?

I hear this all the time. All too often, though, I can’t help but think “Really? God has a plan? You could’ve fooled me.” Most recently, that thought came to mind as news reports began to come in about Typhoon Haiyan. Early projections put the death toll in the Philippines alone as high as 10,000. […]

The What I Am Thankful For Post

All right, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you know what that means: it’s time for my annual What I am thankful for list. This year wasn’t the easiest to navigate, what with my dad passing away and the return of my cancer. But, all in all, I’m still pretty blessed (I don’t like using that word, […]

Recharging

This week, I’m in Florida at the house of the lovely Diana’s parents and the picture you see is the view from there deck as the sun rises. I love this place. Not just the house, but everything around it. Since we’re getting close to the only tropical zone in the continental U.S., coming down […]

Transforming The World

Recently, Michael  Usey (pastor at College Park Baptist Church) and I were talking about several issues concerning social justice and he said they wouldn’t be fixed by politics. This morning, I was going through my list of ideas looking for something to write about when I stumbled across something from last summer’s Sunday adult Bible study. Several […]