On the “Other”

Other _ view or treat (a person or group of people) as intrinsically different from and alien to oneself. The action of othering is not unknown to progressive Christians. We see it every day in the way minorities are treated, the way LGBT people are routinely dehumanized and the poor are blamed for being poor. What’s harder to […]

What Am I Talking About?

In “A Changed Man” I said I wanted to make “this new/old way of looking at Christianity accessible to that are struggling with the “cognitive dissonance” I spoke of earlier so that they don’t have to go through all the crap I did to get here.” So, what am I talking about? Basically, progressive Christianity, […]

Is the Church Failing Young People? Pt VI

It’s Not a Club. Happy Monday, everyone! While that may be an oxymoron for you working stiffs, it’s not for me. Since I’ve retired, every day is like the weekend, which shows just how great a gig retirement truly is. And, on that cheerful note, I’ll dive right into today’s topic: young people wrestle with […]

An Open Letter to my Conservative Brothers and Sisters about Tolerance

Lately, you  guys have given the word “tolerance”  a strange, new meaning. You seem to think that if your behavior has crossed the  line and become hateful, mean-spirited, discriminatory, bigoted etc, and I point that out, I’m being intolerant myself. I’ve been wondering where you got this idea. I haven’t had much success so, as usual, I decided to […]

Light Amonst the Darkness

In the midst of all the chaos, violence and unrest in Egypt, something hopeful has happened.  Here’s a photo: In case you’re wondering what you’re looking at, that’s a group of Christian protesters linking hands around a group of Muslims protesters, protecting them while they pray.  And, that’s not the first time this has happened […]