A case is coming before the Supreme Court in which a Christian owned business is seeking to use religious exemption arguments in order to not have to provide some reproductive serves to women. According to Hobby Lobby, a multimillion dollar corporation, they want to be exempt from the mandate within the Affordable Care Act that covers employees accessing certain birth control methods. Hobby Lobby believes … More My God WIll Be Your God
There is an idea ingrained within the Evangelical psyche that God wants us to be satisfied with wherever we find ourselves in life. Several verses come to mind… Phil 4:11-12 “Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, … More Discontent With Contentment
Did you know that most churches in America actually discourage embracing the grace of God? Most of them would absolutely deny this, stating that we are saved “by grace” alone. And that is true. But, that is also where most churches stop in teaching the incredible, immeasurable grace of God. And they go out of … More 3 Ways The Church Has Emasculated Grace
Cheap grace… took care of our past sins at the cross, is available for people who try harder, is useful for those who give up “besetting sin”, covers church attenders, “venial sinners”, and conservative denominations, generally is not available for: drug users who keep drugging drinkers who keep drinking adulterers that keep adulterating or any … More Cheap Grace
17 April 2013 will go down in history as the day the US Senate kissed the a**es of gun lobbyists and the NRA and IGNORED the wishes of 90% of their constituents. But it comes as no surprise the money trumps the will of the people every time. Here are a few statistics for you … More Guns Are My Stronghold and Deliverer
A little after 4:00 AM Thursday morning Benjamin Curell hacked his way into the local Planned Parenthood in Bloomington, Indiana. He caused thousands of dollars in damage by smashing windows and chopping up computers and other items with an ax and throwing red paint on walls and doors. When arrested in the lobby of the building he … More It’s Not Our Fault!
Why do we hide? I find it extremely interesting that the people that seem the most honest with themselves and with others are those who are in, or have been in a drug/recovery program. One of my favorites is author Augusten Burroughs. His story “Running With Scissors” and “Dry” along with all his other memoirs take a … More Hiding
“I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last … More Neglecting The More Important Things
When I first became a Christian I thought that I knew it all. The Bible was without contradiction and the church I attended was the closest thing to the first century church and the most important thing, in fact that only thing that mattered, was that I saved souls and not to worry about things like … More Getting It Wrong.
…the feeling of being persecuted especially without basis in reality (from the Merriam Webster medical dictionary) The above definition has become the quintessential explanation for modern-day American Evangelical/fundamentalism. And many within this community buy into it without question. The latest example comes from the Town of Cheektowaga (a suburb of Buffalo, NY), where Joelle Silver a Christian teacher in … More Per·se·cu·tion Com·plex…