American Christians have been, since President Obama has been in office, ramping up the idea that Christian persecution is on the rise in the USA. To buttress this idea, several events have been pointed to in order to make this claim. The Affordable Care Act “forcing” businesses to pay for contraception and abortion, against said businesses … More Who Is Killing Christianity in America
Just as Jesus spoke to the 7 first century churches in the Book of Revelation, I believe that this is what He might say to the American Evangelical church today, This is an adaption of the message to the church of Sardis. “Write this letter to the angel of the Evangelical church in America. This … More Jesus Speaks to the Evangelical Church.
There are hundreds of thousands of Evangelical Americans running around telling you, me, and a whole lot of other people what God is like, what He has done, who He is going to judge, and how it all ends. But here is the truth…no one really has absolute knowledge of any of it. And when we try … More What I (And You) Don’t Know About God
The other day I was perusing through Yahoo News and came across an article discussing our Vice President’s speech concerning the rights of LGBT people and how imperative it was for America to be at the forefront of protecting individuals in the gay community around the world. I felt that what he had to say … More I Do Not Hate The Homos
I think, no I am pretty certain, that Evangelicalism is standing on a precipice. Some, like one of my favorite writers, Becky Garrison, have written off this segment of the church as having died. She and others have good reason for that assessment. But I remain a tiny bit more optimistic. I believe that if the Evangelical … More At The Cliff
Humanity matters to the Creator. People matter to Jesus. Humans were placed in a Paradise planted by the hand of God Himself, because he created them, breathed life into them, and He loved them. People were healed emotionally, physically, and spiritually by the hand of Jesus because he loved them unconditionally. We, the church, the … More People Matter…
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?
Are you a friend of sinners? When your life is over, will people say of you that you held to doctrinal purity, or that you loved people, all kinds of people, without judgement or condemnation? The title of this post is actually the title of song by the group Casting Crowns. I think that it … More Jesus, Friend Of Sinners
“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…
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?