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

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

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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 they believe. They have a ...

Homosexuality in Western culture: a cultural/theological perspective (Part 2 of 3)

Homosexuality in Western culture: a cultural/theological perspective (Part 2 of 3)

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  PART TWO: The Theological Perspective (Revised March 5, 2014) To those who exist outside of the church, it may come as a surprise for you to know that in the last 10 years the issue of homosexuality has really divided the church. Part of the reason for this has nothing to do with the actual topic itself. Instead, it's more about the ongoing ...

Homosexuality in Western culture: a cultural/theological perspective (Part 1 of 3)

Homosexuality in Western culture: a cultural/theological perspective (Part 1 of 3)

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  PART ONE: The Cultural Perspective In general I try to keep my articles much shorter than this, however because this topic is so convoluted it required much more. In one sense this article is a result of a personal journey through my study of homosexuality within our culture. The article is divided as such: Part One: The Cultural Perspective This section aims at understanding ...

Either, Fallacies Most Christians Believe About The Bible; OR, Fun With Fallacies!

Either, Fallacies Most Christians Believe About The Bible; OR, Fun With Fallacies!

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The fallacies you see below are a brief list I have compiled over the course of several years. They are based upon common statements that are made within Christianity; whether in the context of a sermon, book, theologian, or conversation. This list is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically. The fallacies are based upon at least of the following ...

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

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

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Is the Bible the word of God? Read the first article Read the third 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. The reaction it received was ...

The Metaphysics of Witnessing

The Metaphysics of Witnessing

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Ludwig Wittgenstein’s (1889-1951) linguistic philosophy is both convoluted and profoundly elegant once the basic ideas are unpacked into digestible pieces. One such idea is his theory of language games. Wittgenstein posited (among many other things) that within every subculture, there are specific ways language is used relative to that particular culture. Moreover, how that particular subculture chooses to use its ...

Christ AND Culture, OR Christ IN Culture (Continued)

Christ AND Culture, OR Christ IN Culture (Continued)

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Below is the message I delivered at Papio Creek Church on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Brief Summary: Title: Christ and (IN) Culture Passage: Ephesians 4:17-32 Synopsis: 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 ...

Either, what is truth? OR, Why Religion and Science are both asking the wrong questions.

Either, what is truth? OR, Why Religion and Science are both asking the wrong questions.

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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 that the majority of this problem ...

Christ AND Culture, OR Christ IN Culture

Christ AND Culture, OR Christ IN Culture

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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. ...

The Greatest Story Ever Told

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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 year. Therefore, the heavy burden does ...