Well Happy-Doodle-Doo! Someone Is Finally Being Honest!

The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, Albert Mohler, spoke the truth yesterday at the Southern Baptist Convention. His words should jar the religious conservatists to the bone! Look I really don’t fear- It’s really important that you and … every other pastor needs to say “I’m not going to perform a same-sex wedding,” but let’s be honest, there’s not… Continue reading

Christianity and Social Justice

“The poor you have with you always.” —Jesus And with that people who self label as Christians dismiss any obligation to help anyone but their religious leaders as they seek to curry God‘s favor and reap the bountiful blessings they believe are due them. It’s just easier. I stumbled upon1 this quotation that needs to sink deeply into the hearts… Continue reading

Three Men Named “Fred”

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 Clark‘s contribution to my… Continue reading

Christian Taliban? [Updated]

From time to time I’ve used the expression “Christian Taliban” in my blog posts. I want to make certain people understand what I mean by that, as well as what I don’t mean. What I Don’t Mean I don’t mean that Christians are like the Taliban. Most Christians in my experience are basically good people who try to be kind… Continue reading

Some New Concepts

Do you know that feeling when you hear or read something that just offends something about your sense of fair play, but you don’t take the time to tease out the details? You just know in your gut something is wrong. Fred Clark‘s recent post*, well, yesterday’s, put a tidy label on some concepts that I’ve had a difficult time… Continue reading

Wake Up, and Smell The Coffee

Gay people and abortion, that’s virtually all the religious right talks about. They have raised a now-dwindling fortune on these two issues. According to Fred Clark*, the religious right has always proclaimed they had the moral high ground on these issues. If they said, “The president is the most pro-choice president in history.” citizens were supposed to inflame with moral… Continue reading