Religious Corn Flakes

Reading Paula White's words is like eating religious corn flakes. The fallacy of her prosperity gospel is the belief that we can generate faith that will influence spiritual forces in our favor. Just keep on declaring and claiming it yells the preacher! I guess it's easier than working toward justice and trying to do right.... Continue Reading →

Is prayer a numbers game?

“If so many believers spent just a portion of the time praying for him that they spend complaining about and criticizing the president, there would be a lot more prayers being lifted up and much more good would be accomplished.” -Joseph Parker radio host I'm trying to unpack Joseph Parker’s meaning here. He clearly says... Continue Reading →

In rare agreement with Franklin Graham

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham has asked us to pray for President Trump again. I think that's a good idea. Graham said, “Pray for President Trump today, for God to give him wisdom, protection, and guide each and every step he takes." He then posted a t-shirt you can purchase on his website ($15.99=$3 shipping), modeled here by... Continue Reading →

Watching a slow death

Baldwin continues, "...people have deluded themselves for so long that they really don’t think I am human …. And this means that they have become … moral monsters.” I was eight when James Baldwin spoke these words. Now, in 2019, I feel as if I've spent my life watching a slow death. The pulse of... Continue Reading →

Thank you, Dr. Jeffress

How I appreciate this religious leader weighing in on a scientific issue! Looks like his "IMAGINARY climate crisis" is melting glaciers in Glacier National Park at profound and measurable rates. While there are examples of extreme reactions to climate change, there are things that just make sense to do in protecting our environment. Jeffress uses... Continue Reading →

The Petroleum President

Political leadership has demonstrated a strong reluctance to reduce our dependence on petroleum energy sources. I think the economic interests of the oil industry dictate our leaders' political priorities. How different might the world be if we'd aggressively pursued alternative forms of energy like sun and wind? We're now situated so that a single drone strike can... Continue Reading →

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