I sat just a few feet in front of my TV, as results trickled in from the Presidential election, and I wasn't sure if the tears welling in my eyes were the result of anger or sadness. "Fuck this, fuck this fucking country," I shouted to no one in particular. And clicked the power button. … Continue reading Don’t Give Up On (All) Evangelicals Just Yet
Brett Kavanaugh is officially on the Supreme Court, and the unholy matrimony of conservative politics and American Christianity has achieved its magnum opus: ownership of a court that appears destined to overturn Roe v. Wade, strip LGBT rights, and annihilate certain civil liberties under the guise of religious freedom. To most American evangelicals, that all … Continue reading Under Justice Kavanaugh, American Christianity is Dead
An immediate, blissful peace washes over Jill. Then, a stark but welcomed silence. She is aware, but disembodied in a way that isn't of tremendous concern. Her surroundings matter little, mostly because there don't appear to be any.
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.
"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
"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
A Response to Natasha Crain's uncompromisingly silly article on Progressive Christianity