God And Country, the After Party!

“Here I am.” Many people have read my previous article on the very present need for believers everywhere to rid themselves of the leaven of the political fire. This is not to say that Jesus was not political, for He was! But Jesus was political in the sense that he was consistent in His deconstruction…

Noah & the News

Here we are. It is upon us…another earthquake, famine, pestilence, war, and possible upheaval of an entire economic system. Another group has declared war on a group it does not appreciate for existing. And the news has begun to raise the anxiety level of a country of fatalists. What is it we normally would conclude?…

50 Shades of Who Cares…

I have a little angst in my personality. Honestly, I don’t let it fly at every opportunity that the “snarky” presents itself, but I do find most of life amusing and even some of it quite absurd. Many of us feel as though the universe functions within a system of laws that never change. This…

Turn Up The Volume!

When I was fifteen years old, I spent most of my time doing one thing: playing guitar. Screaming into the microphone for a punk rock band, painting my fingernails black and wearing guy-liner. I now consider much of that a youthful indiscretion, and before you judge me, go ahead and write a list of your…

Why Obama Is Right About Religion

I was wearing my smile¬†after narrowly finishing my espresso and my new friend was wearing a military hat and hoping to go into law school after he graduated. After a few minutes of conversing, his friends arrived, and he began to talk about a roommate problem. This led to his declarations of confusion and mystery…

Will Everyone go to Heaven?

I know the title of this post is very provocative. When you ask the question like, “Will everyone go to heaven?” it reveals all kinds of assumptions: “Is Jon a universalist? Does he not believe in hell?” I can remember when Rob bell’s book, Love Wins, was first released. The evangelical world was in an…