Saturday night, a jury of his peers found George Zimmerman not guilty of  murdering Trayvon Martin. On hearing the news, I was stunned, scrabbling to process such insanity. Later, I was reminded of one of my favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird. I know, shocking, right? A southerner who writes is required by law to list Harper […]


A day or two before New Year’s, Diana asked me if I was making any resolutions. I said no, I don’t believe in them. I don’t believe in them because I think they’re either a way to disappoint ourselves or fool us into thinking we’re better people than we really are. Think about it for […]

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

In his book, Jesus Against Christianity: Reclaiming the Missing Jesus,  Jack Nelson- Palmeyer says “Foreign leaders often played priestly factions against each other, recruited cooperative priests and placed them in positions of power. Far removed from the shifting fortunes of the powerful stood the vast majority of common people who were marginalized, and exploited by systems in […]

Really, John?

Yesterday, we heard John Piper believes that Christianity should have a “masculine feel”. According to the good doctor (yes, he has a PhD.), “God revealed Himself in the Bible pervasively as king not queen; father not mother”. He goes to point out many other examples of masculine language in the Bible as proof of this idea. And, he’s […]