Is “Penal” A Dirty Word?

I’m sorry, but I cannot say, think, or write that word without repressing a giggle. That’s probably because I have the maturity level of a 13-year-old boy and it sounds too much like “penile” (FYI, DO NOT google “penal vs penile”. It’s not pretty). If pundits and politicians ever start referring to reforms in the […]

A Change Of Heart

After another state’s sterling effort at executing one of their wards, the death penalty is back in the news. If you have no idea what I’m talking about here (and, you’re too lazy to click the link), Oklahoma recently executed Clayton Lockett. Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly go to plan and, by all accounts, Lockett suffered horribly […]

Going to Hell? Maybe I’m Already There

Last week, I said that certain Gospel messages take everything Jesus did and turn it into a “Get out of jail free” card. By which I mean that, for some people, being a Christian is less about following in the footsteps of their rabbi than it is getting saved. Saved from what you might ask? Why, […]

It’s All Sacred

I’m going to start this by telling you a secret: I share controversal pictures or statuses on Facebook just to get a rise out of my conservative friends.  A few days ago, I shared the picture to the left and it received the following comment: “I’m not Catholic but I think they have a great record on […]