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Call: Queer Theology Synchroblog 2013

Call: Queer Theology Synchroblog 2013

We believe that queer and trans* people have insights into theology and faith that deepen the conversation not just for other queer people but for non-queer people as well.

by × September 10, 2013 × 1 comment
Mitt Romney vs. Jesus

Mitt Romney vs. Jesus

Want to tumble this post? Got you covered. Mitt Romney: “There are 47 percent who are with [President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to […]

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Rob Bell and the “heresy” of a loving God

Rob Bell and the “heresy” of a loving God

Religious fundamentalism is dangerous because it cannot accept ambiguity and diversity and is therefore inherently intolerant. Such intolerance, in the name of virtue, is ruthless and uses political power to destroy what it cannot convert. It is dangerous, especially in America, because it is anti-democratic and is suspicious of “the […]

by × March 3, 2011 × 24 comments

Substitutionary atonement is not forgiveness

Unreasonable Faith has a good post by Sola Ratione on how little sense it makes to claim Jesus’s crucifixion is some kind of “forgiveness” for sins. It reminded me of this video by NonStampCollector: It also reminded me of a realization I had the Easter before I finally accepted that […]

by × February 12, 2011 × 5 comments

Jesus’s ministry vs. church ministry

Just a quick thought – I was just reading this article Mark Driscoll tweeted about how Acts 29, his church planting network, fared in the last calendar year: “4000 saved and 133 new churches.” 2010 was Acts 29’s “biggest year yet” after “an explosion of growth over the last five […]

by × February 8, 2011 × 15 comments

America’s problem: Men who pee sitting down

Your WTF for the day, which you can thank one of my siblings for digging up. You just can’t make this shit up: You heard it here first, folks. Men who pee sitting down: the greatest threat facing the U.S. in the 21st century. Glad we settled that. And as […]

by × February 3, 2011 × 13 comments

Mark Driscoll: If you don’t believe in hell, you’re going there

Speaking of belief in hell, I found this little gem at Jesus Needs New PR (full transcript at the end of this post): Where to start. The whole “you must accept Jesus or you will BURN IN HELL” thing is abusive theology that preaches a tyrannical and capricious God. Driscoll […]

by × January 29, 2011 × 31 comments
If Fundamentalists really believed the Bible . . .

If Fundamentalists really believed the Bible . . .

I loved this cartoon from Russell’s Teapot (ht The Redheaded Skeptic, click for a bigger version). I’ve often thought that if literalist Christians in this country really, truly believed that the Bible is completely divinely inspired, inerrant, and literally true, most of them would be living completely different lives.  After […]

by × October 26, 2010 × 2 comments