- The Ultimate White Privilege Statistics & Data Post
The definitive stats & data post, indisputably proving not only the existence but the vast pervasiveness of “white privilege” and systemic racism. Unless you are a person of color, I’m almost certain that you are clueless to the vast majority of this. This is just a snapshot of what it’s like to be black in America.
- Obama, Giuliani, and Oklahoma: Why We Hate Humility
Christians are outraged over Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast remarks; Rudy Giuliani claims Obama doesn’t love America; and Oklahoma attempts to ban AP U.S. History. All of these have the same problem at their core: Christians and conservatives are obsessed with our own rightness, and we hate humility.
- Why I Celebrate the Reformation
Like many, I mourn the continuing Protestant-Catholic divide. But unlike many who mourn with me, I do not regret the Reformation, nor do I see Protestants as the primary obstacle to renewed Christian unity. Here is why I celebrate the Reformation.
- I Don’t Mind If The Gospel Offends You
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is offensive, and it’s not just because of who it scandalously includes. It’s because of what it means, what it demands of us, and yes, who it excludes, as well. And while I will strive never, in and of myself, to offend anyone and push them away from the Gospel, if the Gospel itself offends them—then so be it.
- Problems with the Statistic on Millennials Leaving Religion Over LGBT Issues
Results from a survey have been going around under the claim that 31% of millennials who have abandoned their childhood faith did so because of the way Christians have dealt with homosexuality. The problem is that the methodology and phrasing in the single question upon which all of this is based are too convoluted to allow us to draw any conclusions whatsoever.
- Why I’ll Never Say, “I don’t regret my mistakes, because they made me who I am today.”
Denying regret is a convenient way to sidestep our conscience, but to do so is to embrace sin, exalting it above God’s sovereign grace.
- Do You Believe That God Changes?
The idea of a God who changes misunderstands the timeless nature of God and completely undermines the very foundations upon which Christianity is built, rendering God unknowable and morality arbitrary at best, and undefinable and unnecessary at worst.
- How Can Murderers and Rapists Go to Heaven While Good People Go to Hell?
This question has two major problems: first, while it appears to be rooted in grace, it is actually strict legalism; and second, it completely misunderstands the nature of sin.
- What Is the Nature of Sin?
Sin is not about breaking an arbitrary list of rules. It is about rebellion against God and against the order of creation.
- Why the HIMYM Finale Was All Wrong
How I Met Your Mother‘s two-part finale went against everything the show has been about for nine years, teaching us instead that people can’t change, brokenness can’t be fixed, people are selfish, and friendship is for fair weather.