Radical Islam? How About Radical Christianity?

It’s been almost two weeks since “He who shall not be named” walked into an Orlando nightclub and perpetrated the worst mass shooting in American history. And, as you might expect, the bullshit is flying hot and heavy. Perhaps the heaviest is the Republican’s refusal to even acknowledge that this was a hate crime. I […]

What Would Jesus Do?

As the American public’s acceptance of people who are LGBTQ grows, social conservatives have started to freak out a little bit; and, by “freak out a little bit”, I mean, “totally lose their shit”. Several states have either passed “religious freedom” laws or have one being debated in their legislatures. The most famous is Indiana’s, […]

Well, Isn’t That Special?

I’m a little sad this morning. Yesterday afternoon, I thought I had found the perfect subject for today’s blog post: an article claiming that Creflo Dollar said Pokemon made kids gay. Unfortunately, a little research showed this piece to be questionable; maybe even bullshit. Here’s the link so you can judge for yourself.  Now, as much […]

Emergent Fundamentals?

Yesterday, I got into a Twitter conversation with Brian Merritt who asked “Does the label Emergent give Conservatives an out from being called conservative while not really coming close to historic liberalism?” Unlike, many online discussions, it didn’t get ugly or argumentative. Mostly because Brian (and his wife Carol Howard-Merritt) is very cool. I first noticed […]

He Was a Disciple

Anyone who has read much of the material on this site will have encountered the phrase “radical discipleship“. Some people will be more familiar with it than others and if you fall in the second category, the best way I can description I can come up with is following Jesus no matter what. It is embracing non-violence, […]