Planned Parenthood & the Anatomy of Unbelief

October 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Earlier this week Republicans grilled Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards regarding the use of federal funding to perform abortions. During a heated congressional hearing Richards tried desperately to defend the indefensible. Despite her feeble attempts at half-truths, sidesteps and ambiguity Richards finally conceded under oath that when federal funds are […]

Dolezal & Jenner

June 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

By now most of America has heard the bizarre story of Rachel Dolezal. The previous NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington and professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University has been skewered in the last week after revelations surfaced that her public identity as a black female was a sham. Fresh […]

“You’re My Sin-Eater”

May 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

“I am a sin-eater. I absorb the misdeeds of others, darkening my soul to keep theirs pure.” So confesses Raymond Reddington (played by James Spader) in the season two finale of the NBC show Blacklist. For those already devoted to the series, this piece will offer no spoilers. For those […]

The Televised Revolution: Creation vs. Evolution

February 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I suspect that few people were actually glued to their TV sets on Tuesday night when Bill Nye and Ken Ham took the stage to debate the viability of Creationism. In fact, I would suspect that more people took notice of the hype leading up to the event than the […]

How Hipsters Became More Powerful than the Gates of Hell

August 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:1   Scene 1: I am on staff at a Presbyterian church that follows a formal Presbyterian liturgy. I am taking a respite […]

Farewell Sybil

January 31, 2013 at 2:24 pm

This week America mourns the loss of a dear British friend of ours. While there are a number of impatient folks who heard the news much earlier than the rest of us, for many, Sunday night brought the final moments of Sybil Grantham’s young life into our living room. If […]