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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.

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Adventures In Church History

Wee Little Man

We’re told that Donald Trump is a “baby Christian” and that we should not judge him. A person needn’t have a particular understanding of “Christianese” nor must they attain some sort of religious performance before I’ll acknowledge them as a brother in Christ. 442 more words


Never a Helpmeet Part 2: The Cult of Lifestyle Christianity

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Plashing Vole

Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Julie McGilliard’s blog, Goth House. It was originally published… 1,614 more words