Let’s start 2017 off with a big ol’ pffft to 2016

So last year, I made three resolutions. I am a big fan of resolutions, eve if I am not that dedicated to actually keeping them. For 2016,  told myself I would: Learn to play the banjo Find a church Read the Bible cover-to-cover In fact, referencing the Meat Loaf song above, one out of three ain’t …

Before we were fundamentalists

For a few years, before my mother divorced my father and married her second husband, we were garden-variety Christians who celebrated the birth of Jesus on Dec. 25, along with the rest of Christendom. I was too young to understand the particulars of our theology, but it seemed pleasant. Sunday school was awesome. We made church …