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
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
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?
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”
A Catholic News Website reported that there were hundreds of thousands of people marching on Washington DC yesterday protesting the decision of the Supreme Court 38 years ago legalizing a woman’s right to choose. Politicians of course continue to spout their rhetoric with the intention, not of overturning Roe V Wade, but garnering votes to stay in … More Roe V Wade 38 Years Later…
January has been designated by pro-life organizations as Sanctity of Life month. The 23rd of January is the Sunday this year where churches are suppose to focus on the value and sacredness of human life. Before I go any further, let me be perfectly clear that this blog is written by someone who embraces the … More Sanctity of “Some Human” Life Month
Ok…we as Christians (read evangelical or fundamental Christians) continue to do considerable damage to the Gospel of Christ. Whether it be our “Things go better with Christ” Coca Cola logo tea shirt ripoff, Fred Phelps and his band of crazy “God hates the world and so do we” protestors, or even Benny Hinn charging admission to his “miracle” … More Sarah Palin hymn and who’s yer dadd..(I mean brother and sister)and more!
I am appalled at what I have just watched on television. No, it wasn’t nudity, swearing, or sophomoric humor. It was real life, but real life is sometimes more unbelievable than a cheesy B movie script. Lawrence O’Donnell, the host of The Last Word, interviewed Conservative,”Christian”, Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona. And in true fashion … More God, Guns, and Evasive Politicans
It didn’t take long in the new year for someone to frustrate me with their toxic mix of religion and politics. Case in point. At yesterday’s “Constitutional Reading” during the swearing-in ceremonies, a “birther” (someone who doesn’t believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States, yells out “Except Obama, except Obama!” as Article 2 section 1 … More “…HELP US JESUS!”