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 […]
The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History is an attempt to tell the real story of Thanksgiving in a way that draws on the methods […]
Over 80 times the phrase “Fear Not” is used in the Bible. And it would not take a big stretch of the imagination to wonder why it figures so prominently. As a rule […]
Dear Mister Cruz, Mister Trump, Mister All Republican Governors (except Governor Herbert of Utah, he’s trying to do the right thing) who don’t want Syrian Refugees in their states, Mister One (so […]