The Real You

Previously, I mentioned that I was going to write a few posts about how we can have a greater impact on the communities where we live and worship. This week it is about being authentic, with ourselves and with others. The world needs to see the church as a place of broken, hurting, sin-prone people … More The Real You

The Mark Of a True Christian (as seen by the American Church)

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)

Jesus’ Bad PR

The latest round of bad publicity for Jesus began a little over a month ago. First, “socialist, secret muslim” Barack Hussein Obama launched an all out war on religion by demanding that religious institutions staffed by people of all faiths or no faith, carry insurance that has within its plan, access to free birth control for said staff. Horrified, Republican hopefuls, … More Jesus’ Bad PR

Sex Police

Some Christians say the darndest things…. Such as in this Mitchell report on MSNBC. For those of you unaware, Foster Friess is a the millionaire businessman financially backing the ever irrelevant Rick Santorum. Friess has, with the above comment, once again made Christianity look completely out of touch with the world in which we live. Why does this continue to irritate me, … More Sex Police

Obama’s War On Religion And Those Pesky Gay Soldiers

“I am not ashamed to admit that I am a Christian.” Thus begins Rick Perry’s new Iowa political ad attacking President Obama and gay military personal. Somehow he equates the repealing of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” with how terrible it is that little Billy cannot sing Away In A Manger at the elementary school winter concert. … More Obama’s War On Religion And Those Pesky Gay Soldiers

Jesus Died For Red, White, and Blue…

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…