Category Archives: Jesus

Blue Jean Jesus in a Graceless Place: Making the Medium Meet the Message

I love Jesus.  I really do.  But he’s neither my boyfriend nor my executioner, and so I am leery of the bait and switch theology in many of the ubiquitous former Piggly-Wiggly-grocery-store-turned-churches across the American South.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  Rows of rich, white people in $100 jeans, drinking $5 coffee concoctions,…

The Lazy Christian Gets To Work

As most of you know, things at this Gal’s house have been a bit hectic lately.  I haven’t felt much like blogging.  Rachel, over at the Lazy Christian volunteered to do this WONDERFUL guest post for me.  Not only did I get a cool post, I learned that we both dig on some Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I’m terrible…

I Am Not the King of the Jews

Election Day is a good day to talk about relationships. I don’t mean the easy ones–you know, your very best friend who can finish your sentences, and from whom you gain infinite inspiration and encouragement. I want to talk about hard relationships. Today, I feel moved to talk about something my faith calls me to…

Split Ticket: Independent Faith in a Time of Partisan Politics, A Refreshing an Inspiring Read

My name is Amy and I hate Sunday school books. There I said it. I generally avoid Sunday School at my Mainline Presbyterian church altogether because I hate Sunday School books. I hate how pleasant and temperate and benign they are. Designed to offend no one, countless Mainline Christian texts aim the theology right down the…

Adoption Transfiguration

(Although adorable, this is NOT a photo of our child.) I’m not sure how to begin this post. I thought about being dramatic: We’re expecting in April! I considered a more thoughtful approach: After much thought and prayer… I tossed around the idea of opening with a joke: Comedian: Did you hear about the Worleys?…

A Review of Oh God, Oh God, Oh God! Young Adults Speak Out About Sexuality and Christian Spirituality

O.k., o.k., I bought it because my friends Brandon Gilvin and Christian Piatt edit a series of books called “WTF?”, which cleverly stands for “Where’s The Faith?” Oh God, Oh God, Oh God! Young Adults Speak out about Sexuality and Christian Spirituality is the first book in that series. As a married woman who’s only…

Dualism and the Descartesian Other

While I’m talking about what I believe, I should probably point out where I disagree with much of Post-Enlightenment Christianity– if I’m going to be intellectually honest, which is the whole point of this blog. It’s also where I part ways with Paul Tillich, bless his heart. Descartes Gets it Wrong First some background. Rene…