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?
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…
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
Evangelicalism stands at a unique time in American history. We have a question and a choice before us. How we will best represent to a hurting, confused world, God’s love through the church? We can, as Jesus prayed, see the Kingdom and will of God brought to earth by the grace and forgiveness we express through loving action. Or we can continue … More Following False Prophets
Most of Evangelicalism has presented to the world a false god of our own making. Memo to the world…I am sorry! Memo to God…I am sorry! In my brief tenure as a believer I went from embracing this false god to the following God. The God most of us miss. The Amazing Creator of all things … More The Real God…As Seen By A Finite Man
I realized something again today…many times I love my sin. What bothers me is that I’m not supposed to love my sin, after all I have been a Christian for a long time. Shouldn’t I hate sin and rail against it. Aren’t I suppose to flee from evil, just like Joseph ran away naked from Potiphar’s wife? … More Loving Sin….
We Evangelicals can’t be happy unless we are doing something for God, because then and only then will God smile at us and be happy. I think a lot of it has to do with how much we despise people getting something for nothing, you know, living off the system. So in our Christian life we … More Legalism vs “Easy Believe-ism”
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
I am still concerned. Last week I mentioned a blog post written by Bryan Fischer over at the American Family Association’s affiliate Rightly Concerned. He has posted a response as to why his original post on Native Americans was taken down. Apparently it received so much vitriol that he didn’t want it to effect the mission of AFA. He … More Brood of Vipers