“If you go to an American town where a


“If you go to an American town where a fawning crowd of thousands of fundamentalists anxiously await your every tortured word of biblical interpretation, and nobody sends a roving band of Uruk-hai to round you up and throw you in a dank cell in Isengard, maybe persecution isn’t the most pressing problem you face.”
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~My latest on HuffPost
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59247900e4b07617ae4cc00c

“Fine, you felt humiliated in high scho


“Fine, you felt humiliated in high school by the popular kids, and so now it’s your turn to make them pay. But backing this moral lacuna is akin to hiring Freddy Krueger to be the master of ceremonies at your high school reunion. You’re aggrieved. But your revenge fantasy is going to get people killed … literally.”
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~My latest on HuffPost
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/591330bfe4b0e3bb894d5c65

“I have determined that my children wil


“I have determined that my children will never have to wonder what it was their old man thought about marriage equality, or #BlackLivesMatter, or refugees, or gender equality, or Islamophobia, or treatment of undocumented workers, or transgender rights, or single-payer healthcare—or just about any other issue I can’t seem to shut up about.”
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~My latest for The Good Men Project
https://goodmenproject.com/uncategorized/christian-positions-justice-issues-should-never-mystery-lbkr/

“Viewed as an obligation to act justly


“Viewed as an obligation to act justly toward those who don’t have the means to make the choices modern Americans value, giving takes on a completely different tone: Giving is something the ‘haves’ are a responsible to do in virtue of their having.”
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~My remarks for the Tax Day March in Louisville
http://dmergent.org/…/why-paying-taxes-is-a-religiousmoral-…

“Jesus can’t help but be a disappointme


“Jesus can’t help but be a disappointment to Christians who would rather not be bothered with the world God created — the one with traffic jams and dirty socks, with ballet and waterfalls, with love and generosity, with the poor and needy — than with the one to which they’ve been promised platinum membership passes at some future eschatological reckoning.” http://ow.ly/P7Yr30aPPQx

“A world caught in the grip of fear and


“A world caught in the grip of fear and hatred could use some Christians who are more concerned to live like Jesus than like those whom Jesus constantly accused of missing the point.”
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~My latest for The Good Men Project
https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/understanding-evangelicalism-why-not-only-or-best-voice-christianity-lbkr/