Am I Still A Christian?

Over the years, I’ve had people ask me, “How can you call yourself a Christian with some of the things you believe?” It’s a fair question, seeing as I don’t put much stock in a lot of orthodox beliefs anymore. The short (smartass) answer comes in two parts: 1) I’m a progressive Christian, which means I’m […]

Extra Virgin?

Since it’s Christmas Advent, I’ve read and heard quite a few allusions to the virgin birth lately. Most use Mary and the fact that she got pregnant before marriage as a metaphor for the plight of people on the margins of society and talk about what a stand-up guy Joseph was to show how we should […]

Virgin Territory

Christians are obsessed with the concept of virginity, which I suppose is only natural since the guy on whom the Christian faith is based is said to have been born of a virgin. But, as with so many other things, we carry this virtue to extremes, telling girls to “save themselves for marriage” and if […]