Have you ever seen two children, who are probably siblings, arguing over something that’s not worth their time? They just stand there in the middle of the aisle at Wal-Mart and yell at each other, “because Yogurt Burst Cheerios are better than Honey Nut Cheerios!” Meanwhile, their poor mother looks on and tries to calm … More Two Steps Back: Bickering Children
The Christian far right has been known to throw out blatantly offensive statements almost every week, so it doesn’t surprise me that Franklin Graham, son of legendary pastor Billy Graham, is in the news for an interview with the Charlotte Observer (the full interview is in the video above). Unsurprisingly, Graham manages to alienate gays … More Two Steps Back: Deadly Silence
It’s no secret that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of the way that many of my fellow Christians have handled the issues of today (as evident in my many posts here on the blog). I could go on for days about the things that I think are alienating nonbelievers, and it may surprise some … More Introducing: Two Steps Back
Fellow Christians: we’re doing it wrong. And by “it,” I mean Christianity as a whole. We’re just doing it wrong. That isn’t to say that there aren’t those of us who are still pursuing Christ in the best way possible, but for some reason those people never seem to make headlines. That in and of … More We’re doing it wrong
It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s about true freedom. This has been running through my mind for the past month. It’s perhaps one of the simplest statements I’ve ever made, but it carries a certain weight that can’t be explained in a simple manner. When I think of this country, and how … More It’s not about me.
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We’ve all heard it before, whether during a debate about same-sex marriage or in some passionate speech (usually given by a far right-wing conservative). “America is a Christian nation.” I’ve certainly heard it my fair share of times. It’s a common statement that’s been thrown around a lot more since a certain African-American man took … More Why America isn’t — and never was — a “Christian nation”
It’s been too long!! After being unable to bring you a DBOTW last week, we decided to make up for it by covering TWO of them this week. We took some extra time to hand select these two douchebags, and we think they’re pretty deserving of their titles. So, let’s start off with the less-known … More Double Feature: Douchebag of the Week, 9th & 10th Installments
It’s been a while since I’ve gotten the chance to write, at any length, about something that isn’t completely school related this semester. I suppose this is somewhat school related considering some of these ideas are ones I picked up in some of my classes. I believe they are crucial to understanding our society and … More Utilitarianism and You!