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What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. What matters is to find a purpose, to see what it really is that God wills that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.
Soren Kierkegaard


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I Am The Sum Of My Parts

For the past two years I have dedicated an enormous amount of time dealing with cultural issues, in particular the intersection of Christianity and homosexuality. I have come to realize that I could spend a lifetime simply responding and defending certain actions/behaviors. However, this has detracted away from providing positive influence in the progression of […]

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old letter

A Letter to Evangelicals Regarding Homosexuality

I make only one request. Please read this post in its entirety before making comments. ******** I thank God for all of you. You have been faithful in spreading God’s message throughout the world. Moreover, you have not been bashful about the nature of Christ from His miraculous birth to His bodily resurrection. In fact, […]

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Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

How Political Arrogance and Ignorance Prevents Progress

I generally don’t write about politics. Most of my writing focuses specifically on theological/cultural/biblical issues. However, the recent tragedy in Charleston and the overall incompetent response by politicians and the public at large have provoked an almost unbearable frustration. ******* I am constantly underwhelmed and overburdened by those who are elected to lead our country. […]

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ProblemOfPain

Evil, Suffering and the Problem of Pain

The problem of evil, suffering, and pain are those topics which are commonly used in philosophical arguments against the existence of God. However, there are also practical concerns when it comes to the problem of evil as well. I am going to address both.

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The Word of God

The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom

Is the Bible the Word of God? 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 […]

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POSTSCRIPT: The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 2)

Is the Bible the word of God? Read the first article A brief note on the form of things: Last April I wrote a post titled The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom. The article was meant to be a provocation towards rethinking the way we speak about the bible. […]

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saying goodbye to the emerging church

Liberal Fundamentalism: why I am leaving the emerging church conversation

To my liberal friends I am a conservative. To my conservative friends I am a liberal. Thus is the plight of one who finds himself in the proverbial middle. Why the middle? Because often it seems that what is true or real lies between the antithetical extremes. The middle is hard to maintain. Both sides […]

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Real or Unreal: Why Conservative Christianity Fears Progressive Christianity

For the next month, a consortium of Christian churches in the town of Fountain Hills, Arizona is hosting a series of seminars called “Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction”. The series is aimed at providing a buffer against questions that have arisen surrounding a progressive church in the area. The debate between progressive and conservative Christianity […]

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Soren Kierkegaard

EMBRACING THE ABSURD: the problem of ABSOLUTES and the promise of SUBJECTIVITY

Objectivity confines God to a box that He did not create. It limits God to simple-minded systems and concepts that He destroys. Jesus did not come to get rid of the Law – there was in fact nothing wrong with the Law. He came to destroy the system around it. He did not come to bring insurance, but assurance. He did not come to bring certainty, but gave us the privilege of experiencing his mystery.

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homosexuality in culture

Homosexuality in Western Culture: a new and reasonable perspective for Christians (Part 3 of 3)

Like many Christians who seek authenticity within their faith, I have struggled to make sense of the issue of homosexuality within our culture as it relates to the biblical worldview. Authenticity within the Christian life means nothing if does not coexist with honest self-reflection. I believe most people are delusional when it comes to what […]

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evangelicalism

An Epistle from Saul of Tarsus

  Saul sends his greeting To Evangelicals spread throughout Christendom: Saul of Tarsus, along with the brothers Franklin1 and James2, bring you greetings from outside of prison. Franklin son of William was an influential Evangelical leader during the reign of Obama the Great ↩Not much is known about James. We know he was influential in helping […]

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scripture

POSTSCRIPT: The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 2)

Is the Bible the word of God? Read the first article A brief note on the form of things: Last April I wrote a post titled The Bible is NOT the WORD OF GOD: a polemic against Christendom. The article was meant to be a provocation towards rethinking the way we speak about the bible. […]

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