Predictably, after the SCOTUS rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA, the Christian Taliban is crying foul, throwing around their poor me persecution complex.
From my friend Jeffrey Hoffman, this was just too well said not to share at every turn:
A quick note to the “Christian” Right today:
Folks, when you bully somebody long enough that the law has to… Continue reading
Today, for some odd reason, I woke up pondering “being stuck.” I don’t mean being physically stuck, but being stuck in a perspective of what life is. I read the Facebook posts of 95% of the people with whom I went to high school and am in wonder at how their perspectives are virtually the very same as… Continue reading
Yes, I’m from the southeast. I love fried foods. I love chicken. I vividly remember my first Chick-fil-A sandwich. I was just a kid. Yummmmm! That thing was divine! And for years, in the not-too-distant past, my weekday routine included a Chick-fil-A biscuit for breakfast while driving to work. Just perfection.
Ironically, most of the Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in… Continue reading
Many years ago now, I was confronted by a co-worker after taking what, in the short term, turned out to be an unpopular stance. At the time, I was “the new kid on the block” when she wisely said to me, “You reveal yourself by the things you say and do. You are showing everyone who you really… Continue reading
I stumbled upon this by accident. Normally, I’m not patient enough to watch a YouTube video that’s 18 minutes long. But Dr. Ray immediately caught my attention with his concept of the Canon within the Canon.
What he says in this short sermon resonates deeply with me. The message of the real Christ of the Canon is social justice. Faith… Continue reading
Not too long ago I posted on Facebook that Jesus was a socialist. (Dare the historical fact that the early church even experimented with communism be mentioned?!) My comment drew the ire of a well-meaning conservative. Some of the ideology with which she responded was a vivid reminder to me of why I fled from religious fundamentalism decades ago. As… Continue reading
Well done! It really is past time for people of faith to reclaim faith practice from the narrow band of extremists who have claimed the national microphone and want to re-brand faith practice in this country.… Continue reading
Is an essential part of reclaiming the conversation.
A sign from the OccupyWallStreet movement sweeping the nation makes a meaningful effort to reclaim the spiritual values of the nation:… Continue reading
Boys and their toys! Of course, I can’t complain. I would be up their with them if this were my church. While not particularly musically gratifying, this is certainly clever, creative and fun.
North Point Community Church‘s iBand. (YouTube Link)… Continue reading
I recently was in a very large church facility. My visit had nothing to do with the church. The event managers had simply secured this facility for the event. I was sickened by what I saw.
The people of this church have built a mega-multi-million dollar facility. It was beyond enormous. The power bill alone would be beyond the entire… Continue reading