Every once in a while, a book comes along that really stirs something inside of me and, at the same time, either pisses me off (see: Bonhoeffer -Cost of Discipleship) or sends me into a contemplative mood. Out of My Mind - Following the Trajectory of God’s Regenerative Story is a book of the latter kind. […]
Dear Mr. Tooley, I’ve spent the last day or so contemplating a response to your recent Facebook post on the Institute for Religion and Democracy American Empire’s page. Post by Institute on Religion & Democracy. The post content accompanying your story contains the phrase “pretends humans can reinvent their gender.” As the parent of an LGBTQ child, […]
The Idol Worshipping Jesus Juke Over the last 48 hours, I’ve listened to, watched, and read from the prism of reactions to what Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty said in an interview in GQ. I’ve seen those who (rightfully) condemn him for his comments about gays, blacks, and “Shintos”, and I’ve seen those caterwauling that […]
Last Friday Tony Jones, a blogger and theologian I admire, went to the internet and made his argument that it’s time for a schism over the role of women in the church. In his list of reasons of why the church should schism, Tony tap dances awfully close to the unity=uniformity line. This is something scripture does not endorse and, in actuality, speaks against.
Veterans day is always somber for me. There’s a connection between veterans that is difficult to explain or express. Starting from the very first day we all arrived at boot camp, no matter the branch, to the day we bid goodbye as we reached our EOAS, we all lived, breathed, ate, trained, and, in some […]