“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” Book of Second Corinthians “Stunned” is the only word that came to mind as I … More Using The Words of Life To Speak Death
“I don’t understand why we have to change the form. I’m worried there’s another agenda involved here other than just allowing same-sex couples to be married. We know what a bride is, we know what a groom is—but if we choose to be a ‘spouse,’ does that even limit (marriage) to a human being? Do … More I Now Pronounce You Husband and Heifer!
If salvation is based on the sacrifice of Jesus alone…and our whole relationship with God is based on Jesus, why do we as Evangelical/Fundamentalists base so much of our judgement of a person’s salvation on what they do? And do we have that right? (these are not the big Question by the way, just ruminations.) … More A Dilemma…And A Question
I have heard over and over again the past two years and a half years, with increasing shrillness, how “good christians” need to rally together and take America back. I presume that they mean take it back from the first African-American to hold the office of presidency and his “militant” progressives and give it to a … More We Have To “Take America Back!”
Every year many Churches “celebrate” Independence Day in worship services, and with other church related activities. Some have flag strung platforms and echoes of patriotic hymns fill many sanctuaries. Patriotism, and pride in USA are elevated and embraced. The question that has disturbed me more each year, is why? There are many churches holding to the fundamentals of their faith with steadfast … More Jesus Died For Red, White, and Blue…
I have a vision, well actually a nightmare, that since the 1970’s and the rise of Falwellian “moral majority”, that there has been behind the scenes groups of powerful Christians on a covert crusade to take over America. Before you write me off as a conspiracy theorist, just look around. Just observe the Republican/tea party, look … More When Fundamentalist Rule
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?
Over the last few days I have been thinking about sin… …and I have been sinning. If any of you have been reading my blog, even on a semi-regular basis you will know that I consider myself a “sinner” with no claim to any righteousness or holiness ouside of Jesus. So even when I post something … More Hating (Others) Sin
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