On one occasion an expert in American Christianity stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with … More “Those” People Are My Neighbor!?!?!
So it took less than a day for some Christians to begin to point the finger at the “other”, blaming them for the Boston Marathon bombing. Here is one by “Christ Follower” , “Outspoken Conservative”(like Jesus, I guess), and very proud that she is blocked by several public figures (I can only imagine it has … More Christ Follower…
I have been thinking a lot about death the last couple of weeks. I have seen first hand how it creeps in and slowly robs vitality, strength, and independence from someone. Like the mythical vampire it sucks away youth and eventually life. Cruelly and without mercy it brings pain and destruction. It works the same … More Called To Bring Dead Things To Life
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being a guest at a Christian festival close to where I live. After having attended several seminars, and a few concerts, I drove away at the conclusion Wednesday evening, confused. The concerts were exceptional, and there was a lot of energy, from both the performers and the audience. The lyrics in the songs … More Schizophrenic Christianity?
“You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place. Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important,” he said. “Whether it’s John … More Shut The H*** UP!
“I don’t hate anyone, I am just speaking truth in love.” This is what I am told by some of my fundamentalist “friends” when I suggest that individuals in the LGBT community feel hated by Christians. May I suggest to these sincere friends that their words and the words of those that claim to speak … More Hate As Righteousness
“Our state is the No. 1 enemy of women” …”rights groups point to a recent spate of high-profile attacks against women to raise the alarm that” this country, “is backsliding on women’s rights.” “They say women’s progress is being undermined…and a” religious “inspired government that is increasingly embracing the conservative values…” “While the… party insists that … More A Woman’s Place…
My daughter was told the other day, after she confronted a Fundamentalist Pastor on Facebook over his behind the scenes attack on my credibility as a Christian, that I will have to answer at the judgement seat for loving people and my political affiliations. Apparently , at least according to him, unconditional love and grace are not what … More The Mark Of a True Christian (as seen by the American Church)
“Nearly thirty years ago, God gave me a life-changing revelation while sitting in a rocking chair. It was then that God said, “at Easter, I gave my very best, my Son. This one time each year, commemorate when I gave my best on Calvary. During this resurrection season, encourage the people to give their very … More Resurrection Desecration
I am in the process of reading a book by Steve Brown called “Three Free Sins”. It challenges many of the false concepts in Christianity that have become entrenched in Evangelical culture. I will write a complete review when I am done with it. Suffice to say, it will make you think about what you believe … More Really Free?