No Quick Fixes for Gun Violence

Our political system is polarized on many issues, many of which, like education and healthcare, probably do not yield to a simplistic either or, statist or free-market solution. Gun violence, brought to our attention by another mass shooting, is also one of these contentious issues


The Ten Aspirational Statements and Gay Marriage

Recently, historically conservative Christian colleges started changing their policies regarding gay marriage and sexual orientation. This is in part a move to comply with the reality of the nationwide legal approval of gay marriage as decided by the SCOTUS in Obergefell v. Hodges issued in July of this


Egalitarianism and Male Spiritual Formation

A lot of people I know and respect have abandoned the Complementarian view for Christian Egalitarianism.. High profile evangelicals have furthered the dialog, like Rachael Held Evans‘ in her book Year of Biblical Womanhood. But as I’ve repeatedly affirmed, abandoning full Complentarianism for Egalitarianism is


I Don’t Hate

Or do I? A friend of mine posted an image with the left half and bottom of this image. I provided the right column. We should listen to one another. Listen to this Post Voice-over by


Was Wayne Dyer really a spiritual success?

This past week, self-help guru and author Wayne Dyer died at age 75. He was beloved by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, even officiating Degeneres’ wedding to actress Portia de Rossi. In addition, he appeared many times on PBS. As a champion of


Homeschooling Material for 6th Grade

This is our first year doing homeschooling – we are starting our 6th grader, while our two younger children are still in the excellent Walnut Grove public school. We are totally nervous (n00bs), and since we are homeschooling under Connecting Waters charter home school, we


Less Dangerous: The Love Fundamentalists

The other day, a friend mined the following quote from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’  To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility: The only force equal to a fundamentalism of hate is a counter-fundamentalism of love. (p. 8) Jonathan Sacks is an important thought leader in


PODCAST: Taking Refuge In God – Psalm 31

Have you ever been so stressed or sad that you felt like you were losing years off of your life? That real life was so hard you wanted to just let all of your responsibilities slide so you could hide until the storm passed? You