Uniquely Positioned to Shed Some Light

Introduction In the last few weeks I have seen one too many Facebook posts (typically linking to desperate articles) from my Pensacola Christian School classmates of yore clumsily trying to justify Donald Trump as the “moral choice” in this election. That absurdity is what prompted me to write this post. Those of us who grew up in the fundamentalist movement… Continue reading

Jesus Said That?!

Yes, as the candidates themselves talk about Christ all the time, as if he were on their campaign staff, this brought things into perspective—an actor playing Jesus quoting things these candidates actually are saying. Now, some folks might be quick to judge this as sacrilegious. I would respond by countering, “What these candidates are peddling in the name of Jesus… Continue reading

The High Price of Hate

I’ve blogged before about how the extremists in religious fundamentalism are killing faith practice in this country. We have further proof: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (a project from the Pew Research Center) reports that in the last 5 years alone, the group of people who self label as having no religious affiliation has gone up 5%… Continue reading

An Unlikely Disciple

I have become increasingly concerned over the past 10 years over what I have perceived to be an increasing polarization of Americans — an increasing radicalization, a swell of extremism of polar opposites, an unwillingness to listen, an indefatigable commitment to never change, a rise in anger and frustration over feeling powerless to live with and around what one perceives… Continue reading