The Ferguson MO and Immigration: Are We All Vigilantes Now?

Any day now, the grand jury will decide if there is enough evidence to take officer Darren Wilson to trial over the shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown. Protestors stand ready to protest, which each day looks like a potential repeat of the Rodney King case, back in ’92. Only in this case the … More The Ferguson MO and Immigration: Are We All Vigilantes Now?

When the Erotic and the Prophetic Collide: Green Man, sonnet #42

The Bible is filled with erotic stories, erotic poetry, and even erotic prophetic imagery. The stories range from the criminal (the rape and murder of the Levite’s concubine, David’s adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband), to the obscene (Lot’s daughters having sex with their drunken father, the member of the Corinthian Church … More When the Erotic and the Prophetic Collide: Green Man, sonnet #42

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

These Twisted Stories – Phelps and Driscoll

Two prominent tales are being played out in the culture of American Christianity right now. They appear unrelated, but I believe they are intimately connected to one another, and highlight the cognitive dissonance we struggle with in regards to religion. Fred Phelps, the founder and patriarch of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church and the “God … More These Twisted Stories – Phelps and Driscoll