What I wish for more than anything is for this to be a place of intellectual honesty as I continue to pursue what it means to properly exist in this world.
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In the last 10 years or so we have seen an unbelievable cultural movement both in our society as well as in the Church. If the church continues to ignore dissenting voices and take the issue seriously not only will the church lose what little credibility it has with our society but it will also result in a large scale schism (perhaps this already happened – history will be the judge).
I am still amazed as I peruse various blogs around the internet how much of an issue religion and science still is. For some reason, when it comes to intellectual discourse about these topics rationality seems to be thrown out as a requirement for conversation – or perhaps more accurately, arguing. It seems to me […]
You can find the President’s remarks about Trayvon Martin at the bottom of this article. As you know I recently wrote on the tragedy related to Trayvon Martin and the irrational response from certain Civil Rights leaders in our country. Recently, Barack Obama made some helpful remarks regarding the entire situation as it relates […]
I am becoming more and more frustrated over the role special interest groups, the media (all of it!), and politics is playing in shaping our cultural perceptions. I am a ardent supporter of Civil Rights in this country, and am utterly offended by the lack of integrity and character displayed by so called “civil rights […]
How does one say “I love you”, to someone who is incredibly special to you. Simple words seem to fall back upon me as dew on the grass. Cindy and I are very unconventional people and so doing something conventional would lack sufficient meaning for us. Two years ago I began thinking about this moment. […]
I. He holds a gentle yet firm grasp Of the soul. He teaches you how to grow Up, and get old. He teaches you how to work… How to love… How to do what is right; Simply by the way he lives his life. He is a shelter from the storm, And your […]
The modern Church’s overall inability to properly engage the culture in which it exists is none the more evident than in the issue of homosexuality. There is nothing more appalling (except perhaps our treatment of African Americans and women), than the pure hatred that the church has shown to the homosexual community. This will be […]
The bible is not the WORD OF GOD. And if we believe it as such, then we have made the bible into an idol. The bible has become the Church’s idol. It is the Golden Calf of our day. The ancient Hebrews had taken the God of their forefathers and formed him into their image. […]
Our culture has numerous divisive issues, but the two that seem to create a more firm line than the issues of abortion and homosexuality. So it should not be surprising to see a lot of division between “Christians” and those who support proposition 8. However, what is surprising is the growing division that is continuing to occur within Christianity itself. It is my hopes that this article will add to the ongoing conversation that is taking place within our culture, and in particular the christian sub-culture, on this issue.
Something remarkable happened this past Sunday! I was ministered to by my own sermon at the moment I was giving it. I was called upon to fill in for our pastor who is on vacation. The nice thing about our church is we have several able bodied preachers that can preach if needed throughout the […]