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The Boston Declaration: Theologians Protest a Corrupted US Christianity

The Boston Declaration: Theologians Protest a Corrupted US Christianity

Nov 23, 2017

This week, Christian theologians meeting in Boston donned sackcloth and ashes in a dramatic display of grief over the corruption of U.S. Christianity, and to call the country into a time of reflection and action to end oppression.  It was an unusual way to end the annual joint conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical...

Trump, Arpaio, and the God Who Sees

Trump, Arpaio, and the God Who Sees

Aug 29, 2017

  On Friday, August 25, while the nation watched as an increasingly more powerful hurricane barreled towards the Gulf Coast, Donald Trump released two controversial directives aimed at vulnerable communities in our country: the ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces and the pardon of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. As a cisgender man, I...

Donald Trump, Meet Queen Esther. A plan for moving forward.

Donald Trump, Meet Queen Esther. A plan for moving forward.

Nov 14, 2016

I’ve spent a great deal of time this past week thinking about the Presidential election and the fallout from it. Like many in America, I am reeling from the uncertainty that this election has fostered. Before I get into my assessment of the situation and outline a course of action, I want to revisit an ancient story that very much parallels what we’re...

Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Jul 22, 2016

Dear rich gay white man, I see you. I saw you on that stage tonight. Your incessant need for reassurance and acceptance by the very same people who would strip you of your rights if they could; it’s fooled you into thinking you’re one of them. I saw your education, your haircut, your suit, your whiteness, your privilege. They saw your money and influence. But...

God, Guns, and our Presidential Candidates

God, Guns, and our Presidential Candidates

Oct 16, 2015

Whether we like it or not, violence is a part of our daily lives. We see it daily in the multitude of news sources we have today. We watch it addictively on television and in the movies. We even celebrate violence in the form of sports that leave their participants with major physical repercussions for the rest of their lives. Don’t get me wrong, when I say...

God & the Presidential Candidates: Sanders vs Trump

God & the Presidential Candidates: Sanders vs Trump

Sep 16, 2015

Politicians court religious voters. That’s a given. Many claim their positions directly reflect religious values. In this series on “God & the Presidential Candidates,” we’ll take a look at some of the candidates’ sound bites and talking points, and see how they compare with Judeo-Christian values rooted in the Bible. Chris...

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

Aug 25, 2015

  Something interesting happened in the last Presidential election. 2008 ushered in a new era in the devolution of the Republican Party: the politics of personal gain, a phenomenon unwittingly stumbled upon by no less than the great accidental strategist, Sarah Palin. And although she was incapable of naming a single source of information to draw policy...

From Good News to FOX News: Franklin Graham, Puppet Master

From Good News to FOX News: Franklin Graham, Puppet Master

Nov 11, 2013

We all can recall the scene: Shepherds in a field watching over their flocks of sheep at night. Suddenly, a trumpet sounds and an army of angels appear in the sky above them and proclaim “Good News of great joy for all people!” (Luke 2:10) Ever since that glorious evening, men and women around the world have been proclaiming the extraordinary message that God...