“The liberal church committed suicide when it severed itself from radicalism”says Christopher Hedges in his recent post on the “Suicide of the Liberal Church.” Now he admits “These radicals generally were not […]
Matt Bruenig addressed the myth of the Bernie Bro here in Jacobin. But whether there is a phenomenon called the Bernie Bro or not, Bro Hymn by Pennywise would be a great […]
Though I support Bernie Sanders for president, I thought it would be worthwhile to offer instructions to both camps. Not that the Hillary and Bernie campaign reads this blog. But some of […]
I have felt this way for a long time about many things. I don’t belong. I am a Mormon liberal who more and more finds myself still unorthodox…but very much at […]
I have re-posted my 2014 post on the connection between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and extreme conservative elements within Mormonism. I also want to summarize a bit the other posts I have […]
2016 is going to be a good year. I turn 40 this year and I will not put out with another off year. It time to conquer the world. Well…my little part of it at least.
This is the first of my “Confessions” columns, a new feature in 2016 at Approaching Justice. Today, I wrote a bit about being religious but not spiritual.
John Shelby Spong, the retired Episcopal bishop of Newark, has figured prominently in my own religious history. I was a freshman in college when the book Rescuing the Bible From Fundamentalism came […]
Regardless of how any of us feel about the confederate flag, no one can deny its well-deserved controversy. We cannot escape history, as much as we try to ignore it, forget it, or simply pretend it did not happen. Simply put, the confederate flag symbolizes one thing: absolute, untamed, unadulterated hatred.
During this week 5 Black Lives Matter protesters were shot by white supremacists in Minneapolis. 3 were killed at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. With congress threatening a government shutdown if […]
One of my favorite scriptural phrases comes from Philippians 2:12, where Paul counsels the saints to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” For me, Paul’s counsel provides one of […]