Month: November 2015

A “Baptist” Terrorist?

I would recommend never, ever, ever, EVER listening to Robert Jeffress, the lead politician at First Baptist Church in Dallas, but if you must, listen to this. It illustrates perfectly the circuitous logic of extremist religion in America. Note a few things: He begins by pointing out that Islam (not just radical Islam) is an…

Can You Hear Us?: A confessional prayer for peace and inclusion

God, we’ve prayed for peace on earth, we’ve prayed for justice for all. Why O God, haven’t we seen it yet?   Haven’t you heard us!?   We’ve prayed that you would make us bold and unafraid. But, what we’ve meant is simply that we’ll hide our fear under a thick shell of protectionism, isolationism,…