Freeing Christianity from Americhristianity

DickG. sends this, a beautiful essay by John Pavlovitz that includes: Despite the ways we who practice it might declare otherwise (especially in weeks like this), it is intended to beautiful and joy-filling and life-giving. It is made of compassion and mercy and forgiveness and sacrificial love—or at least it is supposed to be. It is …

The tragically short lifespan of outrage

I was thinking about those children from our south, the ones fleeing gangs and drugs and horrible conditions who last year were being held on our borders in holding pens, the ones our state of Connecticut officially refused to make room for. Where are they, I wonder? I certainly haven’t followed up. Have you? And …

Dear Indiana Christians (a letter from Jesus)

In light of the “religious freedom” nonsense that has gone on in Indiana (and rock on to the people who are protesting this nonsense), I really wish I’d written this letter to Indiana, from Jesus, at John Pavlovitz: Stuff That Needs to Be Said: I’ve seen what’s been going on there lately. Actually, I’ve been watching you …