In Praise of the Anti-hero

Regular readers here at the Progressive Redneck are probably aware that I’m a bit of a nerd. Not necessarily a classical nerd; I was never a member of the Pocket Protector Alliance and the endless arguments over the best gaming system don’t interest me in the least. If I had to categorize myself, I’d have […]

Um, Really?

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Boy Scouts of America recently allowed gay kids to be in their club. Or, as Jesse Berney said in The Guardian, “There have always been gay children in the Boy Scouts. What changed yesterday is that they won’t kick you out if you tell people you’re […]

All is Forgiven

Recently, I read the story of a young woman coming to terms with her past who had gotten a tattoo that said in calligraphy “Lord, forgive me”. The person telling the story said “…but God’s forgiveness is easy. She had that the moment she asked.” And, that’s true, because God forgives us for our sins, […]

The Women

 Luke 24:1-12 was the sermon text for yesterday’s Easter service at College Park Baptist Church. Reading this, you’ll notice that the first witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection were women. If you go back one chapter to the account of his crucifixion and death, you’ll notice that women were the witnesses to that event, too. In fact, there is […]