A lesson from Sunday school

As a child, I sat at the Fourth and Forest church of Christ, drinking in those Bible stories. And brothers and sisters? I have to tell you that I was troubled. I was troubled that the people of that time just didn’t seem to Get It, that they were so invested in following the law to the T that …

Christian leaders? Go to Ex-Christian.net

And that’s not just on Kyle Roberts’ say-so. Here’s a good place to start. The website is a window into how Christians — and Christianity — can fall so utterly short for some people. For more on the topic, go here. And thanks, DickG., for the link.

About that whole equality thing:

60 Minutes and Vanity Fair conducted a poll to see how Americans really feel about equality, and this is what they found: I know. Damn near unreadable, so go here if you’re interested. Oddly, 33 percent of Americans say houses of worship make people feel the most equal. As far as churches go, one researcher …

Religious freedom arguments aren’t working

And this from Jennifer Roback Morse, of Crisis, who writes: I am a very committed, very public advocate of marriage as a gender-based institution. Many of my fellow proponents of man/woman marriage cite religious liberty as an argument against redefining marriage. While I have great respect for those who promote this view, I must respectfully …

Here’s the drama behind the Pope’s environmental encylical

Charles Redfern (Hey! I know that guy!) has written a piece for Huffington Post that examines what went on behind the scenes of Pope Francis’ (leaked already) encyclical letter on the environment. For all we may want to applaud the Pope as setting new standards for forward-thinking, Chuck writes: Our craving for dramatic arcs clouds …

Mike Huckabee should probably stop talking

Last week, he defended a child molester (Josh Duggar, maybe you read about that), and this week he says he wishes he could have claimed to have been transgendered so that he could “shower with the girls.” Not creepy at all, Rev. Hyuckabee. Not in the least. Here ya go. Watch for yourself.