Brian McLaren – The Equation of Change

I’ve heard so many Christians say “where are the moderate, peace-loving Muslims who stand up to the extremists?” and I want to say “where are the peace-loving Christians who stand up to the extremists?” – Brian McLaren as interviewed by Krista Tippett Listen to Brian HERE (Thanks to Robert Anderson for bringing this to ourContinue reading “Brian McLaren – The Equation of Change”

“the First Amendment only protects Christians…”

by Scott Kaufman Speaking at the Pastor for Life Luncheon, which was sponsored by Pro-Life Mississippi, Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court declared that the First Amendment only applies to Christians because “Buddha didn’t create us, Mohammed didn’t create us, it was the God of the Holy Scriptures” who created us. “TheyContinue reading ““the First Amendment only protects Christians…””

Sunday thoughts #34: Perfectionism vs. self-compassion

Perfectionism never happens in a vacuum.  It touches everyone around us.  We pass it down to our children, we infect our workplace with impossible expectations, and it’s suffocating for our friends and families.  Thankfully, compassion also spreads quickly.  When we’re kind to ourselves, we create a reservoir of compassion that we can extend to others.Continue reading “Sunday thoughts #34: Perfectionism vs. self-compassion”

“there’s nothing in the Bible about state education”

By Travis Gettys A Republican candidate for South Carolina lieutenant governor wants to replace public schooling with church-run schools, but he admits it would be a difficult process that could take years. Ray Moore, a retired Army Reserves chaplain and president of Frontline Ministries, sketched out his plan for dismantling public education in the U.S.Continue reading ““there’s nothing in the Bible about state education””

American Christianity loves Palin’s “Baptize with torture” comment…up in arms over Haseltine’s legitimate questions about gay marriage

From Benjamin Corey,  one of my favorite bloggers. Last week Dan Haseltine, a prominent Christian from Jars of Clay, reconsidered his political stance on the legality of civil, same sex marriage (as I discussed yesterday), and the conservative Christian internet got one of those eyelid twitches that happens during unexpectedly infuriating moments. Last week SarahContinue reading “American Christianity loves Palin’s “Baptize with torture” comment…up in arms over Haseltine’s legitimate questions about gay marriage”

true? Truth? not true? or just true-ish?

Originally posted on stuff that matters:
Find part 1 HERE;  Find prequel HERE (in which I come clean about my faith) Part 2 of 3 I just finished reading UnChristian, by David Kinnaman, president of the Barna group, a Christian research organization that set out to explore Christianity’s reputation today, especially among people between the…

Evangelical: Religious right has distorted the faith

Click HERE for article! “I don’t find much that I recognize as Christian” in the religious right, says Balmer, a professor of religion at Barnard College, Columbia University and contributing editor to Christianity Today. He says blind allegiance to the Republican Party has distorted the faith of politically active evangelicals.

in which I come clean about my faith…

NOTE:  This is a re-write…an update…to an article I wrote a year and a half ago.   – Mike Nash — I’m not sure what to do about God. It was really hard to write about this when I first put it out there.  At the time I felt that it would be easier toContinue reading “in which I come clean about my faith…”