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Chris Boeskool is a skeptical optimist, a follower of Jesus, and considers himself a Missionary of Uncertainty…. Not necessarily in that order. He blogs at theboeskool.com about Jesus, Politics, & Bathroom Humor--among other things. He lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife and kids.

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'When You're Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression'

(362) Comments | Posted March 14, 2016 | 1:18 PM

I've never been punched in the face. Not in an actual fight, at least. I'm not much of a fighter, I suppose... more of an "arguer." I don't think I'm "scared" to get into a fight, necessarily -- there have been many times I have put myself in situations where...

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4 Reasons -- From A Christian Perspective -- Why Kim Davis Is 100% Wrong

(695) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 11:21 AM

By now, you have probably heard about a County Clerk in a little corner of Kentucky called Rowan County, who has been refusing to issue marriage licenses ever since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Her name is Kim Davis. In a statement about her refusal, she...

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Top 10 Things a Pastor Can Do With His New Gulfstream Jet

(34) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 9:53 AM

Being a mega-church pastor is a very demanding job. With all those fundraisers, and book tours, and real estate deals.... Sometimes it seems like it's almost impossible to find time to get on TV to ask people for money, let us know about their new book, and start a new...

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God Loves Caitlyn Jenner

(8) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 12:17 AM

I've never really thought of myself as handsome -- certainly never as handsome as the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner, with her muscles, and her Wheaties box covers, and her great head of hair... You know what, I suppose there was a window in time where I was like,...

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Saving a Murderer's Life: Who Would Jesus Execute?

(30) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 2:20 PM

Monday was the second Boston Marathon since the bombings in 2013. This week is the second day of the penalty phase of the trial of Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev. Jahar was found guilty of all 30 charges brought against him, many of which carry with them the possibility of the death...

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The Myth of 'Turning' Gay

(10) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 11:19 AM

There are basically two sorts of people who are upset about Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN after being drafted into the NFL. First, there are the sort who feels like his or her religious freedom is being infringed upon when they don't feel the freedom to publicly proclaim their...

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A Love Letter to Fred Phelps

(15) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Dear Mr. Phelps,

You don't know me, but I've heard of you. Last year when I went to the Final Four, I heard that some Westboro Baptist folks would be protesting there, and I thought about making a sign that said, THESE PEOPLE DO NOT REPRESENT JESUS. I'm so glad...

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5 Things to Remember When Discussing This Duck Dynasty Mess

(295) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 3:49 PM

"Just when I thought I was out... They pull me back in." ~ Michael Corleone

If you haven't already heard, you will shortly: A&E has suspended some dude (I don't know what his name is, and I really don't even care enough to Google it) from the show Duck Dynasty...

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