Category Archives: Ethics

Posts in this category deal with how we live and how to treat one another.

Rethinking Privilege; Pursuing Justice

I have written and rewritten this article more times than I have for any other article, because what I say here is sensitive but critical, so I want to make sure I say it right: privilege, and the narrative which … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll is no accident

If you haven’t heard what is going on at Mars Hill church in Seattle, a long history of abuse is coming to a head in just the last few weeks and months. People are finally standing up for what is … Continue reading

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Robin Williams, Matt Walsh, Morality, and Mental Illness

Popular Christian morality has a strained relationship with mental illness, and this has scarcely been more apparent than right now. With Robin Williams’ tragic suicide yesterday, everyone seems to have an opinion to share — not a bad thing, as I … Continue reading

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Then they came for me…

It would be great if I could share a self-congratulatory tale about how I overcame the bonds of prejudice (against gays, women) with great moral courage and fortitude. Unfortunately, my tale reads something closer to the famous poem by Martin Niemöller: … Continue reading

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In which I repeatedly smash my face on my desk concerning Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS & the RFRA

The problem here is not with the courts but the law. Continue reading

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“Jesus wants the rose!” — Matt Chandler, Sex, & God the Internalized Abuser

  A post on Reddit alerted me to a very subtly disturbing video featuring an excerpt from preacher Matt Chandler. It is over two years old, but the sentiments are worth criticizing, because they are still very common. Check it … Continue reading

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Thank you for not burning me at the stake

To everyone who disagrees with me, sometimes strongly, thank you for not burning me at the stake. No, this isn’t sarcasm. Granted, I think there are a lot of problems with religious dialog today. Shame and guilt still remain major … Continue reading

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