Tag Archives: Religion

Bible Cartoons

When I attended an Episcopal Church in the late 2000s, I produced a weekly cartoon for the church bulletin to go with the the weekly readings. Bible Cartoons is a collection of these cartoons, which are collected from the years … Continue reading

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Christians Supporting the Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

About 3 weeks ago, I was filled with great joy at the Supreme Court ruling that allowed same sex marriage throughout the whole United States. This ruling capped a long struggle for this fundamental right for my gay and lesbian … Continue reading

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Two Books about Pope Francis and Church Reform

Ever since Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected to the papacy two years ago, I’ve been a big fan of Pope Francis. Though I am an ex-Catholic who disagrees with some Catholic doctrine, I still have the greatest affection for the … Continue reading

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Shane Claiborne and the Simple Way Community

During the month of December, I’ve been doing a series of blogs on Christian individuals and groups that have worked for social justice causes. Ken Poland recently wrote a wonderful blog about the importance of social justice in the Christian … Continue reading

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Papal Encyclicals and Economic Justice

Thomas Bokenkotter wrote in his book “Church and Revolution: Catholics in the Struggle for Democracy and Social Justice”: “This book deals with an interesting historical question: How did the Catholic Church- which, on the morrow of the French Revolution, was … Continue reading

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Progressive Christians in History

A lot of the great progressive movements of the past were led by Christians of various different denominations who had different interpretations of the Bible. In the 1500s in Santo Domingo, a Dominican named Antonio de Montesinos, preached a sermon … Continue reading

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Pope John XXIII and Vatican II

I was born in 1967, a few years after the Vatican II last convened, but it’s effect was still felt by the churches that I attended while I was growing up. I was a navy brat, but eventually my family … Continue reading

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