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Sinners in the hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the hands of an Angry God

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I mourn for Paris. I mourn for the Church. Just as the recent attacks in Paris provoke a deep mourning for France and many around the world, so too do they provoke within me a deep mourning for the Church. It seems that in today’s age of political evangelical Christianity when there is a humanitarian crisis (especially if it involves terrorism) ...

Why many of us read the Bible incorrectly – even those who should know better

Why many of us read the Bible incorrectly – even those who should know better

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. We have all heard someone say “I interpret the Bible literally”. What many people mean by this is that they read the Bible propositionally. However, reading some ...

Progressive Christianity: a guide for lost evangelicals

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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 millennial. …

The Dark Night Of The Soul

The Dark Night Of The Soul

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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

I Am The Sum Of My Parts

3 min read 660 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 ...

A Letter to Evangelicals Regarding Homosexuality

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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 Political Arrogance and Ignorance Prevents Progress

How Political Arrogance and Ignorance Prevents Progress

4 min read 537 views

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 ...

Evil, Suffering and the Problem of Pain

Evil, Suffering and the Problem of Pain

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This article is based upon a readers request. If you are interested in requesting a topic, you can do so HERE. *********** 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 ...

Real or Unreal: Why Conservative Christianity Fears Progressive Christianity

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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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