Should Christians Drink Alcohol?

Alcohol gets misunderstood in Christianity a lot. Here are four misconceptions cleared up. My goal is that this post will set you free from the bondage of religion and give you permission to enjoy life to the fullest! Alcohol misconception […]

Is Grace Permission to Sin?

Let’s say, for example, that your town has the best firemen in the country. Your towns firefighters have never missed a single fire. Which means no burned down houses, and no injured people. In a word, your firefighters are flawless. […]

Does God REALLY Hate People?

A well known American pastor, known for stirring up controversy, is at it again. A video of his is getting passed around on Facebook and twitter this week with the clear message: “God hates you!” “God hates you. He is […]

You’re In, You’re Not?

I should have know better, but I did it anyways. I went and commented on a Facebook post, hoping for a thoughtful discussion in return. Boy was I wrong. I commented on a sponsored post on how “God controls the […]

The Bishop and the Mystic – Brennan Manning

Perhaps you’ve heard this story: Four years ago in a large city in the far West, rumors spread that a certain Catholic woman was having visions of Jesus. The reports reached the archbishop. He decided to check her out. There […]

Musings on Jesus, Religion, and Katy Perry

I rarely ever listen to Christian music. To be honest, I despise the whole idea of it. Christian music? What does that even mean? I hate that we have made this divide between what is “secular” and what is “sacred”. […]

Jesus Is Not Santa Claus – Robert Farrar Capon

The words of that dreadful Christmas song sum up perfectly the only kind of messianic behavior the human race, in it’s self-destructive folly, is prepared to accept: ‘He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice; he’s going to find out […]

Blind-Staggering-Drunk – Robert Farrar Capon

The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellar full of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred proof Grace–bottle after bottle of pure distilate of Scripture, one sip […]

Vulgar Grace – Brennan Manning

My life is a witness to vulgar grace — a grace that amazes as it offends. A grace that pays the eager beaver who works all day long the same wage as the grinning drunk who shows up at ten […]