The Spray-Tanned, Tiny Handed Devil

Over the weekend, I offered space here on “The Progressive Redneck” to anyone who is a member of the groups worried about their future under a Donald Trump presidency. The first person to take me up on that offer is my friend, Joshua Allen. I first met Josh when I was volunteering at Love Wins Ministries […]

What Keeps Me Awake At Night

In a recent sermon at College Park Baptist Church, pastor Michael Usey asked “What keeps you awake at night?” Then, he had us write those thoughts down on Post it notes and stick them on the wall. Afterwards, the notes were gathered and compiled for a word cloud that showed up on the following Sunday’s […]

You’re Making Jesus Cry, Anne

Anne Graham Lotz recently wrote on her website that “Jesus is soon to return to take all of His followers to Heaven with Him in what is referred to as The Rapture.” She followed that gem up with this: “While this will be deliverance for His people, can you imagine the impact on our nation, let […]

Celebrating Jesus?

This past Saturday, the Western Carroll County Ministerial Association in Eureka Springs, Arkansas put on its 3rd annual “Celebrate Jesus” parade. Lest you think I do nothing but sit around surfing the internet for interesting stuff to write about (I do, but I don’t want you think that), this one actually fell into my lap. […]

This Country Is Going Straight To Hell

Once again, I’m handing over the reins of the Progressive Redneck to my boyhood friend, Jefferson Davis Dudley. Jeff is very concerned over the course our nation is taking and wants to ask for your help. So, without further ado, here’s Jeff((As always, any post from my “friend” should be read as satire)). Once again, […]

Does “Can” Equal “Should”?

On October 10, marriage equality came to North Carolina when Max Cogburn, a federal district court judge, ruled that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Virginia’s case also applied to NC’s Amendment One. For a little while after Judge Cogburn issued his ruling, I had the following thought: “While we celebrate this good news, we […]

They’re On To Us!

  Over the weekend, a Facebook friend shared an article from the Tea Party News Network (a true bastion of journalistic integrity) titled How the Liberal, Progressive Infestation of the Church Threatens America’s Future by Chelsen Vicari. As I read, I thought, “This has got to be satire.” A little research showed me that it’s not. At that […]

Many or All?

For the past few months, the concept of universalism has been on my mind. I’ve been involved in several conversations (both on-line and in real-time) about the subject and even heard a couple of sermons that either brushed up against it or, in one case, fully engaged it. These encounters run the gamut from strongly […]

World Vision Doesn’t Believe In The Bible?

For once, being late to the blogging party has actually worked in my favor. I really thought about jumping on the bandwagon and writing something about World Vision’s announcement that it would no longer discriminate against LGBTQ people in its hiring policies. But there was another piece that had a claim on my attention, which is […]

Is “Rich Christian” an Oxymoron?

Recently, Facebook friend Jim Moss said “It bears repeating: Middle and upper middle class Christians have no clue what Jesus was talking about when he talked about the ravens and the lilies. No clue.” Now, if you’re wondering what that “ravens” thing is about, it’s a reference to a passage in the Sermon on the Mount, where […]