Billboard Theology

Driving home from my retreat last weekend, a billboard caught my attention. “When you die,” it asked, “will you go to heaven or hell?” At the bottom was an 800 number you could call, presumably to find out whether you’ll need your flame-retardant pajamas in the afterlife. I would love to listen in on these…

Ask the Pastor . . . About Evolution

Last week I had two conversations that included the phrase, “I’ve just got to ask you about . . . “.  I was honestly tickled to know that my pastoral perspective is such a hot commodity. So I’ve decided to include some “Ask the Pastor” posts on this blog. Every once in awhile I will…

Make it Better

In response to several high profile cases of suicide by teenagers who were—or were perceived to be—gay, advice columnist Dan Savage posted a video on YouTube that he made with his husband. They wanted gay teens to know that It Gets Better. Within a month, over 800 videos were posted by a wide range of…