The two of you who still pay attention to this blog may have noticed that things have quieted down considerably in this little corner of the Internet. Not because my life is any quieter — I still have plenty on my plate on a variety of fronts. But, as far as blogging goes, I’m now all-in on the Patheos Unfundamentalist Christians blog, having just been appointed/drafted/crowned/promoted as the Executive Editor of that prestigious purveyor of progressive prognostication.

So, for the foreseeable future, my online efforts will be focused on the UC blog, both with writing and editing. And, if by chance you have some writing you’d like me to consider for publication, please send it my way — I’d love to hear from some new voices!


One of the canards of the anti-LGBT industry is the tired argument that accepting LGBT equality will lead us down the slippery slope of moral corruption. Capitulate when it comes to gay marriage and just around the corner we’ll be facing, in words from the film Ghostbusters, “a disaster of biblical proportions … real wrath of God type stuff … Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! … Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes … The dead rising from the grave! … Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … mass hysteria!” continue reading »

My review of “American Sniper”

January 21, 2015

American Sniper is a lie that does a disservice to the truth, and to those who died defending the truth. Read more at Patheos…

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My review of N.T. Wright’s “Simply Good News”

January 6, 2015

N.T. Wright’s new book, released today, Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good (HarperOne, $24.99) sets out to reorient and refocus the Christian faith by examining its central tenet: the gospel. Continue reading on Patheos …  

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Review: “Splitting an Order” by Ted Kooser

November 13, 2014

This is the work of Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser: to chisel away at the stone of everyday life and discover the poetry already hiding inside. Kooser’s new collection, Splitting an Order (Copper Canyon Press, $23), does just that: Kooser’s careful observations of objects, animals, people and places reveal the […]

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My review of “Disquiet Time”

October 27, 2014

The just released book Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels (Jericho Books, $24.00), edited by Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani, lands a sockdolager to the notion that modern Christians can’t have a robust, meaningful and honest engagement with the Bible. Read more ….

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Review: “The Lost Way”

October 21, 2014

Stephen J. Patterson’s, new book, released today, The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins, explores the origins, context, text and interpretation of the Q Gospel, along with another early non-canonical Christian document, the Gospel of Thomas. Read more …

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“Copia,” poems by Erika Meitner

October 1, 2014

In her new collection of poetry, Copia, Erika Meitner writes about urban and suburban life, consumption and excess, desire and disappointment, and perhaps mostly about loss and hope. Read more …

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“Queers in the Kingdom” shares the stories of LGBT students at Wheaton College

September 16, 2014

Markie Hancock’s new documentary film casts a much needed light on the stories of Wheaton College’s LGBT alumni. Read more …

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Al Mohler, Joshua 6 and Inerrancy

September 9, 2014

The hallmark of modern Christian fundamentalism is an unwavering adherence to the notion of Biblical inerrancy. In its most extreme forms, belief in the inerrancy of the Bible stifles inquiry, perpetuates ignorance and glorifies dogmatism. Read more …

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