Beyond the Box

Two guys thinking out loud about life beyond the box of institutional religion

Entries for December, 2009

A White Flag for Christmas Crusaders

It’s that time of year when evangelicals start complaining about a “War on Christmas”–the alleged attempt by the evil liberals to steal the baby Jesus out of the manger and replace him with a Richard Dawkins book. Well, since it’s what evangelicals are doing, Ray and Steve have something to say about it!   And […]


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The Cult of Professionalism

Somehow, our western culture has become completely enamored with “experts”.  Have a medical situation? Consult a doctor. Have a financial question? Consult an investment professional. Have a theological question? Consult a pastor. In the midst of this progression over the last couple of centuries, we have gotten to the point where we seldom even give […]


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