‘Not All Christians’ needs to go

In the next coming days, your social media feeds will likely be inundated with posts from Christians eager to defend their religion against the stain of the white supremacists who stormed Charlottesville, Virgina, this weekend. They'll use the hashtag #NotAllChristians. They'll remind you, for the umpteenth time in two thousand years, that "real" Christians aren't … Continue reading ‘Not All Christians’ needs to go

“You can’t sit with us,” Jewish edition

For a magazine whose demographic is liberal Jewish women, I was rather surprised by the responses to the article “Please Stop Asking Me ‘Are You Even Jewish’?” that was recently shared on Lilith's Facebook page. The author, Alyssa Weinstein, was raised by interfaith parents: an Episcopalian mother, and a Reform Jewish father. Though Weinstein’s mother … Continue reading “You can’t sit with us,” Jewish edition

Are millennials leaving church? I don’t know, but here’s why I did

To be honest, I’m a little annoyed by all these alarmist-sounding “Why are millennials leaving the church in droves?!” kinds of articles. Okay, not all of them are quite so alarmist. More like…concerned. There are sources that want to understand, like this one here, and Christian groups that just want a new demographic to make … Continue reading Are millennials leaving church? I don’t know, but here’s why I did

My first podcast

Last week I had the opportunity and privilege to appear on The Daily Author podcast, with host Richard Keller of Wooden Pants Publishing. I answered questions about the indie publishing process (a term I prefer over "self publishing," because no one truly publishes anything by themselves!) and about my two memoirs, Confessions of a Prodigal … Continue reading My first podcast

Response to Glennon Doyle Melton’s same-sex marriage reveals evangelical hypocrisy

This is the easiest way to become a pariah in American Christendom: Become a famous Christian mommy blogger Get divorced Get remarried — to a woman Such is the story of Glennon Doyle Melton, whose recent marriage to soccer star Abby Wambach rocked her career like a president found guilty of conspiring with Russia. A … Continue reading Response to Glennon Doyle Melton’s same-sex marriage reveals evangelical hypocrisy

How Christians vote: Stick it to Hillary, or WWJD?

Someone recently shared this article from the Washington Post on Facebook, with the additional commentary: “This is why (so-called) progressive Christians shouldn't scratch their heads wondering how so many Christians voted for the Donald. They did so, possibly and for some definitely, because the enemy of their enemy seemed a friend. I neither voted for … Continue reading How Christians vote: Stick it to Hillary, or WWJD?

Brio, a Conservative Christian Magazine for Teen Girls, Is Back (And As Harmful As Ever)

If you were a Christian teen growing up in the ’90s and early 2000s, then you might have had a subscription to Focus on the Family’s Brio Magazine, best described as a godly version of Seventeen. Instead of quizzes like “How to Tell if he Likes You,” you’d find content like “How to Become a … Continue reading Brio, a Conservative Christian Magazine for Teen Girls, Is Back (And As Harmful As Ever)

What does it mean to have a ‘biblical worldview’?

If you have any exposure to Christianity, then no doubt you’ve heard the expression “biblical worldview.” On the surface, the phrase is self-explanatory: interpreting every aspect of life through the context of the Bible. Unfortunately, there are almost as many definitions of “biblical worldview” as there are Christians, and not every relevant social or political … Continue reading What does it mean to have a ‘biblical worldview’?