To look at the Evangelical church, (of which I have been a part of close to 30 years), you would think that Jesus had a lot to say about modern day social and political issues. So lets put some words in Jesus’ mouth according to the “gospel” of American evangelicalism. “My Father in Heaven wants you … More What Jesus Never Said…
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
I have heard over and over again the past two years and a half years, with increasing shrillness, how “good christians” need to rally together and take America back. I presume that they mean take it back from the first African-American to hold the office of presidency and his “militant” progressives and give it to a … More We Have To “Take America Back!”
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…
We are in a war! But this conflict not the war that you think. It is not the familiar culture war over abortion rights, gay rights, evolution/creation and whether or not granny can pack some heat to the Sunday morning church meeting. This war is insidious in that people who are supposed to be “on the same side” are actually doing the … More The Gospels’ Saboteur
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Paul and Silas to the Philippian jailer “O foolish … More Jumping Through Fundamentalist Hoops
Interestingly, the religious far right which claims to espouse the Gospel of Christ, presents to the watching world this god! First, he is angry! Angry at anyone who is a Democrat, progressive, liberal. And he is angry about abortion, and “the homosexual agenda”, and feminists, and MSNBC. He is angry at evolutionists and scientists, and university professors and … More Who Is This Right Wing Christian, Republican, Tea Party God?
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