We rarely ask of theologians is, “Are you a good person?” If asked, I suspect most would dodge the question with “Well I’m a sinner saved by grace.” But if you pressed them for evidence, I imagine most theologians would respond, “Why?” This is because most theologians hate looking like hypocrites. That is perhaps the one greatest difference between most theologians and David Sederis.Read more ›
Articles by: Nate Roberts
Nathan Roberts is a freelance writer and Midwestern minister. He is also the Co-Founder and US Director of Daylight Center and School in Kenya reaching out to nomadic orphans. He is a critical appreciator of indie and hip-hop music, magical realism, and theology. His life ambition is to explain the problem of evil in one sentence.
What happens when that starving child gets a Facebook Account? Is she going to “like” the page that prominently features her with a bloated belly? Director of Daylight Center and School in Kenya Nathan Roberts reflects on the hidden costs of fundraising with “Poor-nographic” images.Read more ›
At last night’s GOP Presidential debate Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann (R-MN) brandished her social conservative bonafides, even defending her decision to vote to raise taxes in Minnesota because the bill included pro-life provisions. Say what you will about the policies they support, the Tea Party stands firm in their convictions, and that’s a good thing.Read more ›
In the midst of eleventh hour budget negotiations over America’s fiscal future, Recovering Evangelical blogger Nate Roberts offers a compelling side-by-side comparison of the State of Minnesota and the African nation of Kenya. Who’s got it better? And who should pick up the tab to keep it that way?Read more ›
In 1993 Aladdin was just another Disney story of a prince and a princess. Sure it was set in the Theocractic Iran, the main characters were part of a Muslim aristocracy, and justice was measured out with the sword. But that didn’t seem to matter back then. Post 9-11 Disney would likely think twice before releasing a blockbuster with all Muslim characters.Read more ›