Religious people who neglect God’s summons to care for the poor are not the people of God at all. God rejects their worship. Strong words from the Bible?!
“Any decision to use contraceptives made by a woman covered under Hobby Lobby’s or Conestoga’s plan will not be propelled by the Government, it will be the woman’s autonomous choice, informed by the physician she consults.”
A Direct Message to moms and dads: I just read and watched Claire Gordon and Sarah Hoye’s reports on Aljazeera America. Mom’s and dads , if you can read and watch this and still bless your child’s attendance at Bob Jones University, I simply have no respect for you. None!
In 21st-century America, I am feeling less and less like a living soul and more and more like a collection of data points. I place the blame for this at the feet of the American church.
Where two or more are gathered in my name, charge them $850 for the good seats! Yes, that’s the cost of the best seats at this year’s Joel Osteen Tour at Yankee Stadium. Praise the Lord! Osteen will be hocking his brand and products at the event—selling everything Osteen. Praise the Lord! And guess what, it’s tax-free! […]
I have come to the end of my rope with religion. I have shared with those close to me that I actively view religion as the most evil force on our planet. I am not talking about people of faith. I am not talking about those who organize around concerted efforts to be kind and […]
This post is NOT about Fox News or climate change, though both are referenced to explain something else. I thought that the ending of Season 1, Episode 3, of John Oliver’s HBO series, “Last Week Tonight” was sheer brilliance. Not only was he funny (He’s always hysterical.), he made a profoundly important point. His point […]
To celebrate this season in Christian faith, let’s pause to remember who Jesus of Nazareth actually was. I quote from Michael Schulson’s interview with Reza Aslan in Salon magazine: The real Jesus, the historical Jesus, the Middle Eastern Jew who advocated for the poor, whose politics were adamantly, I would even say violently, against the wealthy, is a […]
Maybe it’s been over a year now since I first started reading Fred Clark over at the patheos blog. Fred has both challenged and informed my thinking with his thoughtful words. His faith appears real and practical to him. His insight is illuminating. His writing always gives me a moment’s pause for reflection. I value Fred […]
I don’t just favor an increase in the minimum wage, I want to cap the amount of money anyone can earn. In other words, I want a maximum wage. I have often said that there is nothing any human being can do on this planet that makes their annual earning power worth tens of millions […]