Despite the growing political divides in our country, our mid-western church has outspoken pro-Trump folks and fiscal conservatives who can’t stand Trump. We have families from different racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. We have union Democrats and social justice activists. Now you my be thinking, as the pastor I try to avoid talking about politics … Continue reading Listening to Fox News Made Me A More Effective Progressive Pastor
My wife works in male dominated fields. She is often the only woman working on a construction site or in her tattoo shop (yes – my wife is a lady boss who can use both powertools and a tattoo machine) and, like so many women, she has had to put up with lewd jokes, sexist … Continue reading Helpful Ways Men Can Respond When Our Partner Says “Me Too”
How does a high schooler find themselves in a Christian Anti-Masturbation Cult, you ask? Its a good question. One I’ve asked myself for years. For me, it was a combination of living inside a Christian bubble, a tragic lack of sexual education, and a balding older man who chose to spend his nights in a … Continue reading In High School I was the Victim of a Christian Anti-Masturbation Cult #ChurchToo
Planning your own funeral can be really helpful. Especially if your faith or worldview is pretty different than your family’s. Because if you don’t leave instructions, chances are your family is going to go on auto-pilot.
We need to figure out how to work through those tough moments when we say and do racist stuff. Because it is going to happen, the question is – how are we going to respond? It’s not going to be easy, but I’m rooting for you.
Sometimes at school, while at the Vet center a curious student walks in, wondering about the different branches. If it’s a female, I warn her to NOT join the Marines. If it’s a male, I just feel sad that after a short time of brainwashing, he will undoubtedly come to see women inferior to men. I don’t necessarily regret my service, I’m just saddened. Men learn to hate women. Women learn to hate women. This is the Marine Corps.