Category Archives: writing

Say Their Names

By | June 17, 2015

Say their names.Clementa Pinckney, 41.Pastor of the church.Shot dead.He was a state senator, a leader in the community.Nine people were shot and killed in his church.Say their names. Say their names.Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45.Reverend, coach, mother.Shot dead.She was the mother of three children attending a prayer meeting.Nine people were shot and killed in her church.Say their… Read More »

Just Say No to Non-Christian Customers, Right?

By | May 28, 2015

The problem with the recent issues with some Christian business owners refusals to serve gay couples is this: they’re going after the small stuff, the stuff that’s not really emphasized in the Bible, the stuff that’s just the background noise for the bigger stuff. Don’t like gay couples marrying? Fine, I understand. You don’t like… Read More »

What Is a Christian?

By | May 28, 2015

Short answer: why are you asking me? You can figure it out yourself. Long answer: well, let’s put it this way… I was not raised a Christian. I was raised in a house that had inherited Christianity. We had Christmas trees and Santa Claus. We went to church, occasionally, and my parents participated in church… Read More »

Let’s Suppose

By | May 23, 2015

Let’s suppose Christians were a despised minority in America. Let’s suppose they were arrested at rates far higher than other religious believers, or even non-believers. Let’s suppose they were charged with crimes at far higher rates even though their actual behavior was right in line with all other groups. Let’s suppose they were far more… Read More »

Love of Money, Love of Power

By | May 23, 2015

Scripture says that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” I think we can amend that today to “the love of power is the root of all evil.” Christians today (I speak as a Christian here mostly to Christians) have a terrible temptation in America to use the power of the government… Read More »

Why Do White Christians Give a Pass to the Sins and Actions of Other White Christians?

By | May 23, 2015

To summarize: ‪#‎JoshDuggar‬ sexually molested his sisters (many, and many times), and it’s called “youthful indiscretion,” and at least one prominent Christian politician running for President (Huckabee) is standing by him. Travyon Martin was shot while walking home, and he’s called a “thug.”Michael Brown was shot while walking home, and he’s called a “thug.”Freddie Gray… Read More »

Franklin Graham, Christian, Makes a Bold Statement

By | May 19, 2015

(link: Are Christians The Only People Who Cannot Identify Themselves Publicly?) No, there is no danger to Christians saying they’re Christians publicly. The President: Christian The Vice-President: Christian The majority of the cabinet: Christian The majority of the Supreme Court: Christian The majority of the Senate: Christian The majority of the House of Representatives: Christian… Read More »

Are We a Constitutional Nation?

By | May 18, 2015

I had a discussion recently with a friend over whether certain Constitutional statements had the same meaning when written/enacted as they do today. The first answer we want to say is “of course the meaning of Constitutional statements is exactly the same as in 1787.” We don’t want the applications of Constitutional guarantees to change,… Read More »