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The Whip of Jesus

In 1980, the new wave rock band, Devo, released their biggest hit, “Whip It.” It was intended as satire against American optimism and became an anthem of counterculturalism. It also had significant appeal in sadomasochistic circles. What’s interesting about the song is that it alludes to the premise that you can whip any problem — […]

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Deconstructing the Argument Against Wome...

Deconstructing the Argument Against Women in Ministry

One of the great follies in Christianity is the tendency to take a situational text and build a doctrine around it. When this happens, religion builds a stronghold that rivals anything the devil or our thought lives can construct. In my last piece, I illustrated how religion uses Scripture on tithing to hold Saints in […]

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Liberty…and Dependence Upon God

Liberty…and Dependence Upon God

On this day, 236 years ago, Thomas Jefferson and his fellow patriots proved that the pen truly is mightier than the sword with the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. This document – a shot heard around the world – set forth the grievances against, and terms of separation from, the British Crown. The result […]

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