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Holidays in Skinny Jeans

Holidays in Skinny Jeans

Nov 29, 2016

  File this one under “humor, mild” and “realness” and “masculinity” and “being.” I am thankful for skinny pants. I like the way they feel and look and am thankful they exist and that I’m wearing them right now. “Oh, Stan… stop being silly. How random!” Not completely. A couple of years ago… hell, maybe even a year ago… I wouldn’t have worn skinny pants....

Come On, God, You’re Not Supposed to Do It That Way. (Confessions of a Former Fundamentalist)

Come On, God, You’re Not Supposed to Do It That Way. (Confessions of a Former Fundamentalist)

Nov 24, 2015

It is my personal belief that we humans spend a lot of time trying to be in control of things we have no legitimate control over. I’ve had to realize this the hard way a number of times in my life. I spent many years with a belief that it was my job to save the world — to convince people that my understanding of Jesus and the Bible and the Gospel were absolute...

Persecution in Africa: Genocide and Beyond

Persecution in Africa: Genocide and Beyond

Apr 8, 2014

“We started running but couldn’t run fast because of the younger ones,” Sarah, who was nine years old in Rwanda at the time of the genocide, recalls. “I was carrying my youngest brother and pulling my younger sister by the arm. The Hutu caught us and took my brother and sister, put them in a sauce pan filled with water on a fire. I saw them screaming my...

Christians and Satanists and Monuments, Oh My!

Christians and Satanists and Monuments, Oh My!

Dec 10, 2013

The Satanic Temple wants to erect a monument in Oklahoma “as an homage to the historic/literary Satan,” right next to the Ten Commandments. And frankly, Christians asked for this to happen. Do I think the Satanists should be allowed to have it put up? Given the climate created by a sect of Christians who find it of utmost importance to erect and maintain...