When Jesus came to establish God’s Kingdom on earth, it was meant to be radically different from any human kingdom. The Kingdom of God was meant to shatter the pride and arrogance of those that thought that they were better than anyone else. It was established to level the playing field between the socially acceptable, … More What I Wish…
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!?!?!
I have tried…really I have… to stay away from the whole Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) controversy, but I feel that there is an important point being missed in the shrill rebukes of the Conservative and Fundamentalist right. But I will not belabor what hundreds if not thousands of bloggers, journalists, and cable news commentators have … More It’s About More Than An Anus
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
Everyday on television, the internet, and on the radio, Christian pastors and speakers pontificate about the sins committed in American society by people, they claim, have little regard for God. They rant against the unchurched embracing evil practices and how the country is going from bad to worse. These masters manipulators of the Bible dressed … More Are There Sinners In Your Church?
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…