Month: August 2016

How Culture Convinced America’s Police To Become So Deadly

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail I’m a creature of habit, so my daily routine is the same most days: I get up and drink my coffee while surfing through the daily news stories. What is also true, in a far more tragic sense, is that among those daily news stories it has become rather routine to see more and more …

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Rethinking Romans 8:28 (It Doesn’t Mean What You Were Taught It Means)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Many of us who grew up in Christianity were taught that life and human history is unfolding according to a master blueprint written by God. Every action that happens, every event, is carefully orchestrated by God. Some of these events have an obvious purpose full of beauty. Some of these events are unspeakably painful, …

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If God Is The Cause Of Our Suffering, He’s Kinda A Jerk (Just Sayin’)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Lately I decided to be more public about some grieving in my personal life. This has sparked some great discussions, which was my hope in being more open and vulnerable in the public sphere. One of the most common issues that comes up in these discussions is the role of God in human suffering. The …

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The One Speech That Could Turn Donald Trump From Villain To Hero

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmailRumor has it that Donald Trump may be secretly looking for a way to exit the presidential election. His campaign seems to be imploding as more and more Republicans jump ship before the whole thing sinks. Some are even wondering if Trump is trying to lose on purpose– a reasonable question in light of some …

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How To Be Here, When *Here* Is The Shittiest Place You Can Imagine

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Lately I’ve been swearing a lot. Don’t judge- it makes me feel better. I’ve also been thinking about Rob Bell’s last book, How to Be Here. When we hosted Rob on That God Show, I asked him: “How do you be here, when here totally sucks?” Recently I’ve been doing my own thinking on that …

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What To Do When You’re Not Going To Get To Watch Your Kids Grow Up

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail This blog was supposed to have a way cooler title. I had longed for the day when I’d write this. I’ve had it written in my mind for about three years; it was originally to be called, “Our Family Just Grew by Four Feet!” and it was going to have a cute picture of four …

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Sorry, Folks: A President Can’t Just Abolish The Second Amendment

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Some things never change. One of those things that never change is that right-wing folks will consistently try to scare the public regarding the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It doesn’t matter if it’s a presidential race, a congressional race, or the aftermath of one of America’s daily mass shootings, the message is …

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The Total and Complete Biblical Case for Supporting Donald Trump

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmailAs I had expected, the #NeverTrump movement among evangelical Christians was short-lived. What was once a strong, “Hell no!” has slowly become a, “Well, we probably oughtta.” Some prominent Christians have shifted dramatically between these two camps, with folks like Wayne Grudem now switching sides and arguing that voting for Trump is a “morally good …

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