Social Issues

The hard but necessary conversations we should be having

A college friend recently posted on Facebook that while she doesn't limit her friendships to people who view the world exactly as she does, she will cut people off who are intolerant or outright hateful (basically, she's describing the same boundaries that I outlined in this post). At the time we met, she was (and… Continue reading The hard but necessary conversations we should be having

Theology

On having a “flexible faith”

I once had a high school English teacher who told the class we could argue in our term papers that Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is about a cheese sandwich, and get full credit...if we could make a credible case for it, using textual and historical evidence. As far as I'm aware, no one wrote a… Continue reading On having a “flexible faith”

Theology

Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

These days, telling people "I'm a Christian" doesn't mean much of anything. Saying, "I'm Anglican" narrows it down a little bit, but still leaves room for lots of questions. I chose my church because it best reflects how I understand the Christian faith. I believe that all the essential principles of Christianity are summed up… Continue reading Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me