But what I think Dave is saying is that no one who is poor should be thinking that it’s someone else’s fault and that they can’t do anything about it. I agree that no one should tell them they can’t do it. But it’s a very short step for those of us in the more […]
We don’t have a permanent caste system that prevents people from having or taking advantage of opportunities. Bill, I know you’re thinking of places like India when you say that, but we are, after all, the country where if you’re the wrong race you can get arrested for trespassing 62 times at your place of […]
I could post a pic of the page of Surprised by Hope that the good Bishop signed for me last year, but seeing as Andy didn’t procure it for me, it wouldn’t be so cool. Hope it was a good experience hearing NTW, Andy. I heard him speak at a little (80-ish people) event two […]
While we all have our own opinions about Thomas Kinkade’s work, here’s one adaptation of them we might all be able to get behind: “Wars on Kinkade”. I’ve included a sample below the fold.
Yesterday, a pastor who shall remain nameless tweeted thus: “Thou shall not murder” includes suicide, terrorism, euthanasia, abortion, but not necessarily capital punishment, just war, self defense. Do you agree with his categorization? (It seems to me that “necessarily” is a key word here…)
Can you be an evangelical muckraker who writes stories about abuses of power [and] authority, systemic failure and/or greed in the conservative evangelical world without (1) being accused of those sins; (2) being accused of swimming down at Peter Enns’ end of the theological pool, or (3) actually choosing to head down a theologically-liberal path? […]
We are Jerks for Jesus
Dang it, Jason, now I’m going to be focusing my Weird Al-ish tendencies all night to make that happen.
Presbyterian blogger Tim Bayly provided legal advice (via a guest post from a lawyer) last week for Christians who provide services but don’t want to be forced to provide those services for a gay wedding. And I know nothing should surprise me, but this is some serious asshattery they’re suggesting. Here’s a better strategy… The […]
You know, that President Sarah Palin novel may be crazy, but fundy evangelicals have been writing their versions of those novels for YEARS and selling lots of copies at their local Lifeway stores. Anyhow, one last thought on the creeds that I was processing yesterday but didn’t get written: it strikes me that the big […]