What the ‘Billy Graham Rule’ Says About Leaders

Originally posted in April 2017 and reposted. The Billy Graham rule is sexist. Full stop. And reveals deeply seated problems in evangelical formation surrounding patriarchy and the devaluing of women. The United States Vice-President Mike Pence, is in the middle of a...

Biblical Freedom is Setting the Oppressed Free

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rohadi (@rohadi.nagassar)   In our current pandemic world there’s an accumulation of confusion, disarray, and maybe feelings of being scared. Many are hurting from pandemic life and now grieve the loss...

2 Causes of Deconstructing Faith

As many of you know, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur of deconstruction. My next book will include a deep dive into deconstructing faith. Deconstruction is so hot right now that white thought leaders are finding ways to monetize it, and fundamentalists are finding...
Epiphany and Life in 2021

Epiphany and Life in 2021

We are now in the season of Epiphany, one of two feasts the early church celebrated along with Easter. Epiphany marks the Gospel revealed to the Gentiles through the story of the visiting wise men. I’ve always found it peculiar the story of the Magi. Something...
Epiphany and Life in 2021

Advent Voices of the Marginalized

2000 years of patriarchy have undoubtedly diminished the powerful words of the two women in our readings. Today we will centre one, a voice that comes to us in the form of a song. “Magnificat anima mea Dominum.” It sure sounds better in Latin. Mary’s Song,...
This Christmas Lean INTO the Mess

This Christmas Lean INTO the Mess

Are you a Christmas scrooge or a Christmas fiend? The Christmas fanatic decorates the tree November 1st, revels in ugly sweaters, shops till they drop, fills on egg nog lattes, still believes in Santa Claus, and covers their house in yule tide trinkets including...

Why Debt and Seminary or Bible College Don’t Mix

**Repost from 2012, 2015, with updates.** In May 2019, billionaire Robert F Smith declared to the graduating class of 2019 at Morehouse college in Atalanta, GA, that he would cover their student debt. 400 students had amassed approximately $40 million in student loans...