Here’s why I blocked the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed

Originally written on February 17, 2017. I've hidden all posts from the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed and blocked their page. And why, you ask? Is having a Christian version of The Onion with Calvinist undertones offensive? Do I just think poking fun at church subculture is too sacrilegious? Nope, those aren't my reasons. Here's … Continue reading Here’s why I blocked the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed

I overheard a church discipline meeting at the coffee shop where I work. This is why Evangelicals are losing people.

So last night I was closing up for the night at the coffee shop where I work, and there were these people sitting at a table who go to an evangelical-ish hipster church. I've seen some of their events advertised on Facebook and I talked to them when they were part of a protest this … Continue reading I overheard a church discipline meeting at the coffee shop where I work. This is why Evangelicals are losing people.

I am the thing I was taught to hate

My brother tells me a joke that he and one of the pastor's kids laugh about at youth group. "Let's go get Christian t-shirts from Mardel’s and drink beer like the New Life Christians! Hahahahaha!" I don't laugh. I feel the gut punch. Pause. "Do you know anyone from New Life Church? Have you ever met … Continue reading I am the thing I was taught to hate

Some Thoughts on National Remembrance and Christian Terrorism

So Memorial Day wasn't too long ago, and I've been thinking about my mixed feelings about patriotism and group remembrances. I don't think patriotism is inherently bad, but I also think that questioning where our patriotic energy is directed is a healthy thing. Be wary of people who encourage blind patriotism. The Nazis were patriotic. … Continue reading Some Thoughts on National Remembrance and Christian Terrorism