All Posts By Eric English

Racism and the Church

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A short post today. This is heavy on my heart… Imagine if the Church was just as passionate; just as vocal about opposing racism as it was opposing homosexuality! When will we get our priorities in order? When will we start standing up for those who need us just as Christ would? I believe the Church can be great. I believe …

Either, how many Christians misunderstand sin; OR, loving like a Pharisee

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I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me anymore, but it still does. I recently came across an article talking about how the song “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town has been banned by many country radio stations around the country. As the argument goes, the song promotes the “gay agenda”. Of course anyone who actually listens to the song knows this is …

Reflections On The Cross: An Easter Meditation

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Only writers and thinkers can appreciate the neurotic tendencies they have to write down ideas. I have notebooks stationed everywhere and usually carry a small journal with me as well. I, like other writers and thinkers, are prone to waking up in the middle of the night and having an uncontrollable need to write a thought down. It’s a little strange …

EITHER, Christ (in) Culture; OR, Some Follow Paul

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Perhaps it was the obtrusive cross necklace that I received attending my last DC Talk concert, which hung precariously from my neck. Or, maybe, it was the multicolored WWJD bracelet I proudly displayed upon my wrist. If you were a Christian teen in the 90’s much of your identity was formulated through the accoutrements you possessed. I mean how else would …

It’s Lonely Getting Lost

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It’s lonely getting lost In the dense forest of life, (Which I often do) Anytime I wander through. No matter how hard or long I try The paths I have chosen are rarely right. And so I am left wandering all night Among trees that always seem the same. The sun, which once guided me Is now shrouded by an overgrown …

Let us stop pretending

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The best thing for the Church is to stop pretending; to stop pretending that being a Christian is not difficult at times; to stop pretending that we have all of the answers; to stop pretending that we don’t doubt at times the very things we preach. It seems to me that once we stop the charade we have no choice but …

Marcus Borg: A Tribute To Theological Integrity

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Perhaps not since the reformation has the church been as divided against itself as it is today. Christians like to label things: republican or democrat, conservative or liberal, Calvinist or Arminian, modern or postmodern; the list is lengthy. Theological scholarship is not much different. To many of these people Marcus Borg was an iconoclastic progressive liberal. Then there is a large …

Intolerance

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Remember, intolerance comes in all shapes and sizes. Intolerance is not bound by political or religious affiliations. It is not bound by class. More importantly it is not always obvious, but most often lurks in the shadows of our conversations – or perhaps, even in the lack of conversations we have with others. …

Becoming UNenlightened

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My birthday This October I celebrated my 20th anniversary of being a Christian. Well…to be honest, I didn’t really celebrate – there was no cake, decorations, princesses, or a donkey-horse hanging precariously from a tree branch. It was more like, changing diapers, chasing children, and pretending to be a donkey-horse for my five years old. So…I guess in that sense there …