The summer of my sophomore year in college I was in South Florida with some of my closest friends seeing the Dave Matthews Band. We were all high on the power of two amazing nights of performances by what any of us would have said was the greatest band on the planet. It was … Continue reading They attacked my sanctuary and my ability to love. (A post on Charlottesville.)
The evening of the Women's March in D.C., I felt one of the greatest senses of pride I've felt in all my life. Sitting at the Union Pub, behind the Capital, with hundreds of women turned towards the TV screens, watching as the news broke of the marches all over the world. There wasn't a dry … Continue reading Does “love wins” also apply to the Ku Klux Klan?
I've had an interesting journey these last few years since I moved from my home of twenty-four years. Leaving home introduced me to new communities, new stories, new struggles, new understandings of God, of country, and what it means to give your life to Christ. I began to see realities I never saw before. Whether … Continue reading July 4th.
When I was growing up, I was always taught that there is "good news" because there is bad news. The bad news was Hell and the good news was Christ paving a way for us to avoid the consequences that we deserved. The good news was eternal life in Heaven with Jesus because of his … Continue reading Salvation had a context, and we’ve forgotten it.
I had a deeply transcendent experience at this show last night. I cannot describe it any other way than to call it the communal worship I've been longing to have for so many years. No not worship of the band or Bono. Worship of God, a celebration of the human experience, of unity and justice. … Continue reading U2: A worship service.
Let's not pass the inerrancy thing by because it says everything about how we treat the Bible and truth itself: Here's the thing. If I were to write on Facebook that God has spoken to me and declared that all my posts on Facebook are authoritative and inerrant (without error)? I bet you would have … Continue reading What if I told you my Facebook posts were inerrant?
The other day I watched Twitter have a passionate discussion about a photograph the senior faculty members of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary shared online. What was meant to be to be a silly photo of a bunch of old white men acting like "rappers" quickly became a dialogue about race. Social media users began to … Continue reading I’m a Progressive Christian, and I’ve taken one of those racist Baptist Seminary photos.
I finished 13 Reasons Why this eve. It's probably one of the fastest series I've ever watched. Things like this always devastate me. Any depiction of the darkness of High School always breaks me. This was one of the most honest depictions of what your kids go through. I think it's incredibly important for parents … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4wQ3Vl8xOw Being a Christian that is actively engaged in the realm of politics can be a constant state of frustration. Constantly you see your Savior used as a mechanism to convince people to support a wide array of policies. You see your Savior used to justify actions that he passionately stood against. You see men … Continue reading My Dream President (A response to Jerry Falwell, Jr. )