What I’ve Learned In 55 Years

In the days surrounding my birthday, I usually write something about questions I might have or make smart-ass comments about aging. This year, I decided to something a little different. In honor of turning 55, I want to share some of my accumulated wisdom with you folks. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. In my 55 years on this Earth, […]

It’s Advent (Sigh)

Yesterday was the beginning of Advent and posts about it are starting to show up in my news feed. I am not happy about that, in part, because Advent posts are almost as irritating as people who are whiter than sour cream saying “That’ll preach” at every opportunity, thinking it makes them sound hip((And, by “hip”, I mean […]

Doing Important Stuff Here

  I hope  you all watched the Grammys last night, because something amazing happened: during the broadcast, 33 couples, both straight and LGBT, were married in a ceremony conducted by Queen Latifah while Macklemore performed “Same Love”. It was amazing! Okay, I can only assume it was; I didn’t watch because, well, it’s all just too […]

A Very Low Bar

So, Pope Francis has spoken and, once again, progressive Christians have swooned over how forward thinking he is. An article from LiberalAmerica on his latest interview gushes “…this new Pope reveals refreshingly candid, humble, and open-minded views on many subjects.” Everything Francis has said falls into the moderate category at best, so why are we […]

Is Walmart the Anti-Christ?

If there is a corporation that is guaranteed to get a progressive, hipster Christian’s drawers in a knot, it’s Walmart. But, contrary to what some might say, Walmart is not evil and it is not the anti-Christ (maybe it is, but we’ll get to that another time). Do they have some crappy business practices? Yes, […]

It’s How You Say It

Lately, I’ve been speaking to people who are feeling disaffected by their current faith situation and are looking for something different. Today, however, I’m talking to my progressive friends. And, I want to tell some of you, you’re not helping. Look, I know some of the things our more conservative brothers and sisters say and […]

Is the Church Failing Young People? PtIV

Science vs Religion Today, we talk about the idea that churches are antagonistic to science. Now, the Barna study actually says that “churches come across as antagonistic to science”. I italicized “come across” because I think they’re weasel words. Let’s face it, churches are antagonistic to science. Not all churches, of course, but many of […]

Outed

Once again, a conservative, Republican politician has been outed as gay. Last week, the Phoenix New Times reported that Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff Paul Babeu had an affair with a Hispanic man identified only as “Jose”. According to Jose, he and Sheriff Babeu had been romantically involved for several years and, after the relationship ended, Jose claims that Babeu threatened him with deportation if […]