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It’s time to live like mystics

I spent the pandemic lamenting things I could not do — no restaurants, no movie theaters, no museums. I was excited when I got to go back to my favorite Mexican place, the neighborhood movie theater a...

It’s not just the SBC banning Critical Race Theory; now state legislatures are joining the fight

Southern Baptist seminary presidents aren’t the only ones up in arms about Critical Race Theory. Their affirmation that the six SBC seminaries will not teach about systemic racism and inherent injusti...

No, It’s ALEX’s Problem: He DEBUNKED Atheism!

Is the suffering of wild animals “Christianity’s Biggest Problem?” @CosmicSkeptic thinks so. He recently published a video in which he claims that the problem of animal suffering is ...

QAnon hasn’t gone away – it’s alive and kicking in states across the country

By this point, almost everyone has heard of QAnon, the conspiracy spawned by an anonymous online poster of enigmatic prophecies. Starting with an initial promise in 2017 that Hillary Rodham Clinton wo...

It’s not enough to offer scraps from the Table of the Lord

It was about this time nine years ago that one of GracePointe’s members described our congregation to a member of the press as being “gay-friendly.” Amazingly, in response to those extremely weak cred...

It’s up to the Senate now to fix our democracy

Everywhere I go, I meet people of all ages and backgrounds who wonder whether their votes count, whether they can really make a difference. Many of them, sadly but understandably, believe our governme...

It’s official now: Death penalty no more in Virginia

Virginia became the first Southern state to eliminate the death penalty on March 24, and faith-based groups were among those credited with leading the campaign for abolition. Democratic Gov. Ralph Nor...

It’s OK Not to Be OK: An Affirming Shin Buddhist Spirituality with Rev. Blayne Higa (Feb 9, 2021)

Rev. Blayne Higa discusses how the inclusive and affirming spirituality of Shin Buddhism serves as the foundation for his life and ministry. Within the universal embrace of boundless wisdom and compas...