Is it time to remove the flag from the church sanctuary?

Sep 17, 2014 by

If one were to walk into a church in the United States, it’s far more likely than not that somewhere on the stage in the sanctuary, there will be a U.S. flag. This tradition is one that spans across a wide...

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Iraqi genocide: Our violence got us here

Aug 11, 2014 by

My spirit has been grieved in a way I haven’t experienced before as the situation in Iraq and Syria has turned for the worse as of late, and is now straight up out of control. The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq...

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What’s so complicated about ‘love your enemies’?

Jun 30, 2014 by

If there’s one thing I don’t understand about modern Christianity in America, it’s this: The offensiveness of enemy love. If one takes a public stand against, say, most any sin you can think of, one is...

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I don’t love this religion anymore

Jun 10, 2014 by

I call myself “formerly fundie,” but let’s be real: it doesn’t get more “formerly fundie” than leaving Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. However, that’s exactly what Zach Phelps-Roper did...

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The difficulty of having Christian friends

Mar 12, 2014 by

I’m not going to lie: even though I’m a Christian, I’m learning that having Christian friends is a stressful endeavor. Not long ago my wife and I reflected on our life one year after moving back to our...

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