In full disclosure, I am white Christian, and therefore would appear to be part of the power structure of conservatism, but I did not vote for Trump, and my own history shows me to be somewhat of a rebel to the system. If you don’t understand how Evangelical Christianity fell into what appears to be … More How Could the White Christians Do This to Us?
We are enamored with strength, fame, and money. We have given these things nearly messianic attributes. It appears we think that they will save us, or so, that is how it looks this voting season. But, I believe our votes have the potential to betray us. The Strengths Movement looks back to Peter Drucker’s books … More Our Vote Betrays Us (Part 2)
A cultured individual does not talk about certain things in public. Well, not at least in cultured settings, but the taboos of discussion have expanded far beyond the realms of the cultured, and are now coffeehouse, and pub taboos as well, unless of course, one is willing to tacitly agree with the most disagreeable things. … More Trump, Wasserman and Taboo Talk as Social Justice
Happy Birthday Jesus! This year, we are giving you a pile of coal. Yes, it’s your 2,015th Birthday (or 2,016th or 2009th or whatever some scholar is going to tell us), but this year the best we could scrape up for a gift is some low grade extra smoky coal. Not even a good hard chunk … More Happy Birthday Jesus! – Larycia Hawkins & Mark Driscoll
My friend Steve is the researcher in Post-Christian Culture for the Anglican Church. He studies the cultural dynamics of religion in the UK, and develops resources for Christians to engage an ever-developing post-Christian society. The US is following these same momentous, changing dynamics as Europe. This is not to say that Christianity is not the … More A Post-Islamic World: Is it coming in a not too distant future?
Once again America is rocked by shootings. One, which went unrealized by most Americans happened in Georgia. it left 1 dead and 3 injured. Then the more dramatic shooting in San Bernardino, CA left 14 dead and 17 wounded (as of this moment). As I logged onto Facebook and Twitter accounts, I was further saddened … More Mass Shootings: Losing our Lives – Losing our Souls
On the day after the atrocities in Paris, which left over 120 dead and a yet uncounted number wounded, I am roiling with anger. Moments like these make the old adage, “the pen is mightier than the sword” seem impotent and frail in the face of tragedy. I tracked the events last night from the … More An Islamic Distopian Nightmare: #JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisParis
Sections of Burning Religion are anecdotes from recent and distant history. This comes from the chapter outlining the noble actions of people from many different religious and non-religious persuasions. You can find Burning Religion and join the revolution at the Amazon order page.