You cannot be a Christian and a Republican. Here’s Why.

Dear conservative Christian, You've been tricked. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Sold a bag of goods by snake oil salesmen in sheep's clothing. I'm sorry you have to find out this way. In a blog post. By a writer you've never heard of. If it's any consolation, I was once in the same position; conflating my Christianity with … Continue reading You cannot be a Christian and a Republican. Here’s Why.

A Bold Prediction: American Evangelicals Will Ignore Jesus, Buy More Guns

"Look, all I'm saying is that if someone wants to do harm to my church family, I'll have the opportunity to defend myself," stammered my brother-in-law, Jaren. He aggressively chalked his pool stick, turning attention to a menacing 8-ball with a wide-eyed, 'and-I-really-don't-care-what-your-thoughts-are-on-the-matter' look. My wife's father nodded agreeably. Jaren recently acquired his concealed weapons … Continue reading A Bold Prediction: American Evangelicals Will Ignore Jesus, Buy More Guns

What Christians Get Wrong About Patriotism, and Standing for the Anthem

"Stand for the Flag. Kneel Before the Cross." So commands the most recent sign in front of my local, friendly neighborhood reformed church. How obtuse. How misleading. How devastating for Christians. Let's clear something up immediately: technically speaking, it's an act of idolatry for any Christian to pledge their allegiance to any kingdom other than … Continue reading What Christians Get Wrong About Patriotism, and Standing for the Anthem

How to Enter Hell and Emerge a (Real) Christian

What Syria, Ancient Rome, and Explosive Diarrhea Can Teach Us About the Kingdom of Heaven I wrote a post last week about hell, and while identifying theoretical acts that might qualify as "hell on earth," I blatantly left out the atrocities in Syria. Which is, quite literally, hell on earth. Or maybe worse. After all, we can safely classify … Continue reading How to Enter Hell and Emerge a (Real) Christian