God will not hear your prayers Unless…

You know all those verses in the Bible about how God is on our side, and how He is a God of righteous indignation and vengeance and wrath, executing judgement on all the evil people in the world? Rock and roll. For Christians, those are our fighting words! We use those verses when “how artContinue reading “God will not hear your prayers Unless…”

Identity Politics & the Christian-American Conundrum

I get a certain plebeian amusement from observing the desperation of candidates pounding the pavement willing to say or do almost anything for a vote. More recently, when a Democrat hoping to run for City Treasurer stopped by to request my signature on a petition that would put his name on the ballot, I wantedContinue reading “Identity Politics & the Christian-American Conundrum”

When You’re on a Roadtrip with Jesus He pays for the Gas

I’m not gonna lie. I’m a little bit proud that I’ve made something of an art out of crafting passive-aggressive suggestions and handy driving tips that will help you improve safety and make my ride as your passenger more enjoyable. It’s a public service, really. My husband knows this now, but was not aware ofContinue reading “When You’re on a Roadtrip with Jesus He pays for the Gas”

McChristianity: Fast Food Faith = Spiritual Malnourishment

If you say you’re a Christian, but you’ve never shaken your fist at God, or ugly cried and said mean things in your heart to Him, or even about Him, you’re doing it wrong. Every, single person who calls themselves a follower of Jesus and who is also willing to be a real human andContinue reading “McChristianity: Fast Food Faith = Spiritual Malnourishment”

There are No Time-Out Chairs in Heaven

I was born in the late 70’s – an era devoid of helicopter parents, mandatory seat belts, flu shots, internet, accurate food labeling and electric instruments in church. It was also an era where a darn’d good spanking was the prescription for any number of life’s childhood indiscretions. Remember way back then? Ah, the goodContinue reading “There are No Time-Out Chairs in Heaven”

Game of (Heavenly) Thrones: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

So, one day this little boy was selling puppies on a sidewalk when a man walked by and asked, “What kind of puppies are those?” The boy replied “These are Baptist puppies!” Two weeks later, the man came by again and remarked, “I see you still have them Baptist pups.” The boy answered, “No, sir.Continue reading “Game of (Heavenly) Thrones: Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

Does EVERYTHING Happen “For a Reason”?

One of my back teeth broke off recently over a weekend (of course) and while I was out of town (double of course), reinforcing the notion that those reoccurring nightmares I’ve always had about this exact scenario mean that I am really just a prophet without honor in her own country. So, since I operateContinue reading “Does EVERYTHING Happen “For a Reason”?”

Are Female Pastors Suffering from Gender Confusion?

As a cis-gender, gender conforming, non-queer, heterosexual human assigned female at birth, I try to represent Christianity with a certain aplomb. In fact, in Christendom, I am expected to behave in such a manner because I am presumed female by pretty much everyone. While I don’t blame my parents for assigning me a gender withoutContinue reading “Are Female Pastors Suffering from Gender Confusion?”