Our Experience and Our Interpretation of the World Around Us

“To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.” (Titus 1:15)   Every liberation is followed by a new oppression, or so it would seem in the light of history and human relationships. From Egypt to Babylon … More Our Experience and Our Interpretation of the World Around Us

Caitlyn Jenner Caught in the Middle: trans, conservative, priviledged

When is enough enough? When is someone enough like their own minority group to be accepted as part of that group? Clarence Thomas and Condoleezza Rice have been called sell outs, or Uncle Toms, because a person can’t be Republican and Black in some circles…apparently. Now Caitlyn Jenner is met with protests everywhere, because she … More Caitlyn Jenner Caught in the Middle: trans, conservative, priviledged

The Downside of Raising Our Voices (Lessons from Francis of Assisi): Blog Action Day Post

As an Evangelical/Pentecostal pastor (some would say I am post-Evangelical/post-Pentecostal, but I would beg to differ), I believe there are some things about raising our voices for causes we can learn from the activities of Christianity. These are powerful lessons for our current political and social causes. Evangelical Christianity has been one of history’s boldest … More The Downside of Raising Our Voices (Lessons from Francis of Assisi): Blog Action Day Post

The Pope, the Mafia, Atheists, & the Gay Community

Francis’ indictment of mafia violence and calling them to repentance with the threat of Hell, is a perfect model for some of my thoughts about navigating the space between the church and the world, especially when seen in the light of his responses to both atheists and the LGBTQ community. Perhaps Francis has now fully … More The Pope, the Mafia, Atheists, & the Gay Community