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Civil Religion: The Idol no Patriot Dares Mention

“Yet there is power — wonder-working power — in the goodness, and idealism, and faith of the American people.” Oh wait a second, that’s not how the hymn goes. I do believe the ‘wonder working power’ is in the blood of the lamb. But who needs the blood of the lamb when you’ve got the … Continue reading

Has anti-rape culture gone too far? The Duggars, Date Rape Nail Polish, and Demanding Middle School Girls
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Has anti-rape culture gone too far? The Duggars, Date Rape Nail Polish, and Demanding Middle School Girls

Is it possible to take a movement (if we can call it that) to end violence too far? What I’ve seen and read lately concerning rape culture, I think it is possible. Let me make some caveats first. First, Bill Gothard’s teachings are unquestionably, undeniably encouraging rape culture. Victims are taught to look within and … Continue reading

My Dilemna with Church: Pharisees or Disciples
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My Dilemna with Church: Pharisees or Disciples

It’s been years since I have been to a church with any sort of regularity. Each time I go, it ends up quickly reinforcing my growing anger toward what I consider the Pharisees of the church today. I have used that mindset to justify why I can criticize the church, I mean they’re Pharisees, Christ … Continue reading