Looking for rainbows amid suffering, genocide, and other mysteries of God

As a child, my father loved telling me Bible stories before bedtime. Animated and full of belief, Dad told the stories of God and God’s people with such rich enthusiasm that me and my sister, Elisabeth, would plead every single night for another story. The stories of the Bible played such an integral part of my childhood. The narratives of people like Moses, King David, Esther, … [Read More]

Progressive Fundamentalism: A necessary conversation

I grew up in a church environment that shunned people who didn't believe exactly the same things about God and culture that I believed in. Our community wasn't built on love, peace, and understanding; its foundation was agreement. Disagreements often caused … [Read More]

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Apparently, mini skirts talk…

I found this vintage pamphlet at Christian Nightmares. I Googled its title because I was curious what mini skirts talk about.  I found Don W. Hillis's text at ABaptistVoice.com. Here's a short excerpt: Unless I am misreading the situation we seem to make our … [Read More]

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Let my Jesus go (enough is enough)

As you may have heard, a recent poll found that American Christians are more likely to support torture than non-religious Americans. The poll, conducted by Washington Post/ABC found that 69 percent of white evangelical Americans "believe the CIA treatment was … [Read More]

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A second typhoon: the Philippines needs our help

On November 8, I walked the streets of Tacloban City in the Philippines, photographing a candlelight vigil to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan’s deadly rage. With more than 100,000 people participating in the memorial, it was an emotional … [Read More]

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Jesus tattoo of the day…

This tattoo is designed by the rather popular Tony Wheeler, an artist who's hoping this tattoo will go viral and help him raise $25K so he can fund his own tattoo studio. And though he's only raised $265 thus far, the plan might work, because it seems … [Read More]

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Rebuilding After a Monster Typhoon: One Year Later

The Filipino people are survivors. That’s what they want you to remember, that they are surviving the hell that Typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) brought to their shores one year ago. The Philippine Islands are no strangers to … [Read More]