Category Archives: Politics

Why The Bible DOES NOT Forbid Homosexuality

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I want to dedicate this post to Dr. Kevin Neuhouser, my friend and mentor, who one day told me never to read the Bible like a fundamentalist because so many liberal LGB/TQqi-friendly Christians do, and he totally gave me the … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Not Serve Budweiser

This poem is dedicated to my friend Rob Zifchak who is currently 14 months sober and going strong.  Rob, your strength to stay clean inspires me to keep true to my self.  Thanks for your friendship.   Well, hello attractive … Continue reading

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A Primer on Anarchy, Anarchists, and Anarchism: Part 1

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“Anarchy” conjures negative feelings in nearly all people. To most, it represents the breakdown of social order, and it elicits images of young men throwing Molotov cocktails while wearing bandannas on their faces. The common (mis)perception of anarchy perpetuates the … Continue reading

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James H. Cone Re-Post

Ever since my parents and I watched an interview with James Cone on Charlie Rose, I have boasted about his incredible ideas.  Please listen to this Iconocast and read Cone’s books.  He is so awesome! http://www.jesusradicals.com/wp-content/iconocast/s2e30-iconocast.mp3 Listen to this and … Continue reading

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Redemption: Reform, Retreat, or Resistance

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Human rights groups proved multiple times the human rights violations of the multinational food service provider Sodexo. As a result, University of Washington students started lobbying the UW administration over eight months ago to cut their contract with Sodexo. After … Continue reading

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My Response to the Death of Osama bin Laden

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Oftentimes, as Christians, we take for granted that we know right out what it means to be “saved”. Since we know without a doubt what it means, we never question the genesis of that phrase. We assert that all people … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Paul Part 3: Don’t Do As the Romans Do

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The Apostle Paul lived in the Roman Empire. In the Roman Empire, a hierarchy existed between Rome and the nations. In English Bibles, the Greek word for “nations” is almost always translated as “Gentiles”. This enforces a hierarchy between Judean … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Paul Part 1: The Roman Empire

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The Apostle Paul lived in the Roman Empire. The obvious truth of this statement belies the complete lack of concern biblical scholars and laypeople alike have given this simple fact for hundreds of years. Most people reading Paul seem happy … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Friend! I Was Arrested. How About Yourself?

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Today, my friends Sue Ferguson Johnson and Wes Howard-Brook led a group of several dozen folks downtown to the federal building stationed in Seattle. We proclaimed the Passion Narrative from John’s Gospel in celebration of Good Friday. On the ground … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 3: A Funeral for Heaven and Hell

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On the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian Orthodox Church held a meeting to discuss and argue over the proper, faithful types of vestments priests should wear during worship. Little did they know that in the coming years they … Continue reading

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