When You Think God Hates You

While I stood in front of a hospital in Hawaii, holding a sign protesting abortion, someone I loved was using abortion as a birth control method. *Alice told me she had nightmares and could never darken the door of a church because God hated her and so did the church. I tried to convince her…Read more When You Think God Hates You

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The Danger of Weaponizing the Bible to Oppress Immigrants

This week the White House has used the Bible to justify separating children from their parents in a hardline immigration policy. Here's what else the Bible says about immigrants.

The Shocking Silence of the Sisters in Church

In John 8, a group of religious leaders bring a woman who committed to adultery to Jesus. They remind Jesus that she needs to be stoned. Of course the man who was also an adulteress goes free under their tradition. Jesus says to her accusers, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned…Read more The Shocking Silence of the Sisters in Church

Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’

While I was walking towards the edge of Stagg High School, my blond friend, Wanda, breathlessly ran up to me. "We heard you were getting jumped today so I brought Janice and Terry with me." Janice was a beautiful Hispanic girl who I knew since I was 10-years-old and Terry was a stunning strawberry blond…Read more Why You Should Watch ’13 Reasons Why’

One Prayer Most Christians Don’t Say

At 10:30am I finally sit down on my bed, open my Bible and ask God to speak to me from His word. I had a full day of accomplishment. I worked out for an hour and made a new friend at Planet Fitness. I started drafting an e-mail newsletter and had an hour-long conference call…Read more One Prayer Most Christians Don’t Say

What Churches Can Learn From the United Airlines Debacle

United Airlines has lost $1.4 billion, been the subject of countless memes and outrage on the social media after a video of a forcible removal of 69-year-old David Dao went viral. United CEO Oscar Munoz initially applauded his staff's handling of the 'belligerent' passenger and then reversed his position to an apology to the passenger…Read more What Churches Can Learn From the United Airlines Debacle