In these end times of apostasy and heretical thoughts swirling around the idea of what it really means love like Jesus, here are a few examples that give a good understanding of what Jesus meant when He said to love unconditionally. Mind you some of them may seem harsh, but as the old pagan song states, “Love … More How (not)To Love Like Jesus
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!”
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…
“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?
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!
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!”