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Progressive Christianity: a guide for lost evangelicals

Progressive Christianity: a guide for lost evangelicals

8 min read

I recently read an article which caricatured “Millennials” as cultural capitulators with no theological/philosophical backbone. Certainly, this type of caricature is nothing new. Throughout my tenure within evangelicalism, I can remember a number of Christian expletives that were often used to delineate friend from foe. There are five that come to mind right away: liberal, new age, postmodern, emergent, and ...

The Dark Night Of The Soul

The Dark Night Of The Soul

2 min read

I hesitated on posting this poem. However, I have decided to post it because depression is a real and serious condition. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of harming yourself or others please contact the national suicide prevention line. They will connect you with a professional immediately. Call anytime 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit their website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ I. As dark ...

I Am The Sum Of My Parts

3 min read 370 views

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 a positive influence on the progression of Christianity. My passions exceed being …

A Letter to Evangelicals Regarding Homosexuality

A Letter to Evangelicals Regarding Homosexuality

5 min read

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, you understand better than anyone through how you practice ...

How Political Arrogance and Ignorance Prevents Progress

How Political Arrogance and Ignorance Prevents Progress

4 min read

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. Maybe I am an idealist but I ...

Real or Unreal: Why Conservative Christianity Fears Progressive Christianity

Real or Unreal: Why Conservative Christianity Fears Progressive Christianity

6 min read

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 is not new. Most of the ...

Biblical Marriage

Biblical Marriage

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Christians, Death, And Embracing Grief

2 min read 364 views

When a loved one dies, we suffer at the deepest emotional level. The shock of our loved one no longer being present with us reminds us of our own mortality. When we grieve we do not grieve for our loved one – we grieve for ourselves. We grieve because we are reminded of how short life is; how fragile our bodies …

Racism and the Church

Racism and the Church

1 min read

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 the church can still ...