Do you know what it feels like to not to know who you are? Do you know what it feels like to live in fear of being discovered, of being wrong, of not measuring up to standards set by society? I do. I subjected myself to the whim of everyone. Yet, I was a failure … More Lost
Here are three lists… The first is what the church (the more conservative Protestant and Catholic, focuses on… The second is what I think God focuses on… The Third is where this blog is going and what I will focus on.. THE CHURCH FOCUS Abortion Supporting LGBT discrimination Supporting gun rights Supporting the death penalty … More What We Focus On
Recently it was brought to my attention that there is a “support group” the Buffalo NY area that is geared toward helping family and friends deal with “The Burden of ….” this particular issue. I find it fascinating that a religiously sponsored group can use the word “burden” to describe another group of people. I … More The Burden Of…
I have, in the past, spent and without a doubt will spend, in the future, more time pointing out how the church has wandered from the path Jesus carved for us. But for the next few posts I want to focus more about how your church and my church can have an impact in the … More A Time To Build
Because it is the main virtue missing in the Evangelical church today. I know that sounds harsh and unkind. I am also aware that many would dispute this by making the claim that they are active in a very loving church. To my detractors, I wish to offer you the following challenge. Identify your church … More Why Do I Harp On Love? (pt.1)
Recently…as in the last post, someone commented, (and for the life of me I cannot find it, and I didn’t delete it), that the only reason gay people want marriage to include them is so that it legitimizes their sexual activity. In other words is it only about sex. Not love. Apparently, a gay couple … More About Sex?
“They told these kids that anyone who was gay was going to die at the age of 42,” she said. “It just blows me away that no one stopped this.” Comment by a mother concerning the “Christian” rock group Junkyard Prophets. Read more: http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/state-and-regional/iowa-high-school-assembly-stirs-protest/article_d754d1b2-6a25-11e1-b4e1-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1rksrVG9A Whether it is standing in support of DOMA, DADT, protesting against … More Loving “The Gays”…
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)
“Nearly thirty years ago, God gave me a life-changing revelation while sitting in a rocking chair. It was then that God said, “at Easter, I gave my very best, my Son. This one time each year, commemorate when I gave my best on Calvary. During this resurrection season, encourage the people to give their very … More Resurrection Desecration
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?