24 June 2011 will be for some the defining moment that sealed America’s doom. That is the day marriage equality became the law of the land in New York State. Many conservative religious leaders and others within their congregations see this law, not as giving equal rights to a long neglected minority, but rather “THE” … More Marriage Equality And The End Of America?
Growing up I learned a song, I think maybe in my elementary school years, that for some reason popped into my head a few months ago. And then the praise team at one of the churches we attend sang it a few weeks ago. So I started to ruminate about the message of that song and … More And They Will Know We Are Christians By Our…
We are in a war! But this conflict not the war that you think. It is not the familiar culture war over abortion rights, gay rights, evolution/creation and whether or not granny can pack some heat to the Sunday morning church meeting. This war is insidious in that people who are supposed to be “on the same side” are actually doing the … More The Gospels’ Saboteur
Last night I witnessed the death of grace in a church, the church I and my family have attended for the past 7 years. The setting was a congregational meeting with the sole purpose of determining whether or not the pastor of the church had the confidence of her members to remain as pastor. The church had … More The Death of Grace
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Paul and Silas to the Philippian jailer “O foolish … More Jumping Through Fundamentalist Hoops
There has been a lot of controversy as of late concerning a particular pastor/writer and his view of hell and the fate of humanity. He has been vilified, and dismissed by many from the “big league” Evangelicals to the “wanna be” blogger types hoping their condemnations of Rob Bell will catapult them to the big time. Many of them … More The Ultimatum….
Last night I went to church. It was an amazing service. Thousands of people filling the auditorium. There were younger and older, male and female, some dressed up, and some in jeans and tee shirts singing and dancing, raising their hands high above their head. Everyone accepted everyone else, just as they were. The service was filled with ambiance, … More The Lord Jesus & Lady GAGA
This week I just happened to take a look at The American Family Association (AFA) website. I don’t usually spend too much time there since this “christian” organization tends to spend most of its time condemning the non-believer and scaring uninformed believers concerning the doom and destruction looming large before the family because of such things as Home … More Savages In The Land
I have an interesting job, every day is different. But the most interesting part is the people who I work with. Let me share with you in general terms the types of people I have come to love. These descriptions are a combination of many people and not any one person specifically. There is the exotic … More The Person Behind The Label
The first 10 or so years of my Christian experience I grew in Biblical understanding as defined by Evangelicalism and outward appearance would indicate that I was a “pharisee of pharisees’. Inside, I knew better and with each passing day I had to try harder and do more in order to make God happy with … More Epiphany…(follow up to apology)