Tags » James Dobson

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham

Dear Mr. Graham,

I’ve watched you over the years.

As a kid, I was first introduced to you through an interview in which you shared your life story. 1,071 more words



“So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.” Malachi 3:18… 397 more words


A Reflection on HIV/AIDS for World AIDS Day

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Thursday was World AIDS Day, and so today I am going to reminisce about the events in my life that helped bring me to not just care about the treatment of people infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS but for becoming an advocate for the Gay Community. 3,507 more words

Political Commentary

The Evangelical's Deadly Sin

I am, like so many of you and so many millions of Americans across the country devastated and dispirited by Donald Trump’s surprising victory. It seems almost incomprehensible and yet this is the reality we face. 1,218 more words

Progressive Christianity

Leading with Love for the Good of the Whole: An Open Letter to Dr. James Dobson regarding "A Christian Minister's Analysis of the U.S. Election Drama"

I have not posted my opinions publicly during this tumultuous political campaign.  I try to hold a space of equanimity and a field of love for the greater good and I ascribe to the ideal behind the quote by R. 2,197 more words

The Sandy Foundations of Evangelical Morality

I’ve been writing about morality and its relationship to religion for quite a while. Let’s take a brief journey through my past articles before we get into my latest observations… 1,651 more words


Jesus for President

He’s about the only one left when it comes to a presidential candidate with character. Alan Noble laments:

In just five years, white evangelicals went from overwhelmingly denying a division between private and public character to overwhelmingly embracing the division.

515 more words
Adventures In Church History