The lesson that we can take from Mark Driscoll’s incident with the Christian radio station that confronted him with allegations of plagiarism is this: It’s okay to steal from your friends.
Archives for December 2013
An oft-slung insult at Progressives is that they are “cafeteria Christians” who pick and choose what doctrines or biblical passages they will uphold. I’ve seen that comment in some forms on the 3,000 member UMClergy Facebook group that I administer.While the group often has the most rigid fundamentalist voices in Christendom, there are moments when I appreciate […]
Part 2 of last week’s post: what is “biblical marriage” anyway?
It is tremendously disadvantageous to not be able to get married in America.
Would you like some more inclusive hymns to sing–either under your breath or with gusto!–this Holiday season?
There’s been plenty of responses to the ridiculous assertion by Fox News that “Jesus was White.” But none of them go far enough. And if we wanted to go the furthest from the statement “Jesus was white” there’s nowhere else to go but to Dr. James Cone. The following is an extended quote from James […]
Note: From time to time, publishers or authors will send me free books in exchange for a review on this blog. I accept a small percentage of the offers, and my reviews are always my honest assessment, not a paid advertisement. You can see previous reviews here. The Ragamuffin Bible is an NIV Bible interspersed […]
I’m always inspired by people speaking with prescience about their future–which could be our present. While the terms and situations are not always identical, I do think there’s something important about this conversation. Facebook friend of the blog Zach posted a video of an interview with Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, who was a fellow Boston […]
There is no “right” way to cosplay. If you can’t sew and instead make a cardboard version of a costume, that’s fine. And the same acceptance should be for the Church.
What’s the most important command in the Old Testament? Nope, not that one. Or that one either.