Rick, Nearly two years ago, you replied to an email from my mother. She was mourning the loss of her daughter— that’s me— because I am gay. She came to you, a radio talkshow host, to ask about the security of my salvation. You wondered why I would “redefine intimacy with no conviction” because “the … Continue reading Silent for too long. An open letter to Rick Burgess.
"(...)Theology is practical: especially now. In the old days, when there was less education and discussion, perhaps it was possible to get on with a very few simple ideas about God. But it is not so now. Everyone reads, everyone hears things discussed. Consequently, if you do not listen to Theology, that will not mean … Continue reading You’re a pal, C.S. Lewis.
When we left Standing Rock, the natives' message to us was one of great urgency. "Take this story home," was their most prominent request. Thank you Chattanooga Times Free Press for running this piece. Check out the article online, or here is the transcript from my article in today's TFP editorial section: For the first time in … Continue reading Pipeline Genocide: where to go from here.
Dear Tomi Lahren, I just finished watching your Final Thoughts on the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the injustice and racism you spewed was disgraceful. I know you're from the Dakotas, but have you been there to actually see the peaceful and prayerful camps? I've been, and it doesn't look how you describe it- with … Continue reading Open Letter to Tomi Lahren: your words about DAPL are heinous.
One of the first things I noticed upon my arrival in Thailand was the unmatched devotion its people showed to a man named Bhumibol. His face was everywhere- on all currency, billboards, framed portraits paid homage to him in every home. The King's Anthem was even played in movie theaters before the film. Everyone stood at … Continue reading Long Live the King
Who would Jesus vote for? This is a common refrain among conservative and liberal Christians alike. The short answer is: I don’t think we can put a political sign up in Jesus’ yard just yet. I think it would be pretty unfair to align Jesus with our own institutions and force Him to be a … Continue reading Who Would Jesus Vote For?
I saw something that disturbed me today. My go-to outlet is always writing, but because I knew this would be a sensitive subject, I let my thoughts simmer for a while. So, as collectively and concisely as I can manage, here are some thoughts I have wanted to share for a very long time. Today … Continue reading Selective Christianity: Racism & Equality