[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o 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 Jesus that… Continue reading
I have blogged before about Bob Jones University‘s racist history, the current chancellor’s support for stoning gay people (comments made in 1980 to an AP reporter when Jones was president of the institution), and that institution’s persistent subjugation of women.
Thinking About Attending Bob Jones University? (focused more on misogyny and racism)
Homophobia & Religious Fundamentalism: The Real Issue… Continue reading
Advice: This post deals with the very serious subject of suicide in a very flippant way. If you have a sensitivity to this issue, you should not read this post.
This visit to Atlanta was longer than most because the 4th of July Peachtree Road Race fell midweek. So, I’ve been here since Saturday and am heading back to California… Continue reading
Nostalgia. The good old days. The old ways. Back in the day.
We tend to remember the past all packaged up as warm and glowing. This morning, for no discernible reason at all, I had a flash back memory from my childhood. I was a young child visiting my great Aunt Hester€”my mother‘s mother’s sister. My great Aunt Hester had… Continue reading