Each church body is just looking for a sin which they don’t feel guilty of so they can be superior, as if God is a bear and we must simply outrun our comrades to escape being consumed in the flames of Hell that inhabit the mouth of God. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Morality
If she does not struggle, does it also follow that she is not held?
The show The Handmaid’s Tale has revived interest in the somewhat prophetic novel. It has such depth and scope and covers so many relevant issues that we are facing right now. To me, one of the most fascinating and important, but also difficult to swallow is the dynamic experience of rape throughout the show. We … Continue reading
Tract Passing and Soul Winning
“That’s for you,” she says, averting her eyes and avoiding eye contact. The lady thanks her and takes the tract a bit embarrassed. I was reading an article in the New York Times about how to raise moral children. In a study they did, a teacher demonstrated how to play a game and played selfishly … Continue reading
But Mom, You’re Doing it Wrong
The family that I’m working with is going to VBS this week. When they were practicing songs for Bible school, he noticed that his Mom had changed one of the motions in the song and blurted out, “But Mom, you’re doing it wrong.” I had to explain that the sign in the song was actually … Continue reading
God is Dead: The sermon I’d never heard before
When the whole Duck Dynasty thing happened, a church in our area put itself on my radar by titling their Sunday sermon: “Duck Dynasty: The Separation of Church and Hate.” Ever since then I’ve wanted to go and see what the church was like. Last Sunday we tried it out. It turns out that the … Continue reading
Bible bumper stickers and bazookas.
They both represent and are a product of something that our society has come to hinge on. Something that makes our society the wreck that it is. Impersonality. Though on one side, they represent a lowering of a sacred text and the other a heightening of lethal range both represent the loss of a relationship … Continue reading
My atheist AHA moment.
Let me first say that I am speaking of the atheist who refuses to tolerate anyone else’s opinion, and does so on the grounds that what they believe is fact. The atheist who must change your mind. The one who is desperately trying to convert you to their beliefs. Yes, that statement may make blood … Continue reading
Twisted Christianity: Anti-environmentalism
For some strange reason, many Christians today think that environmentalism is against the gospel and of concern for the church. It bewilders me. Once, my brother in law was talking about buying land in West Virgina because he said that the land was extremely cheap. I told him to be careful where he was buying … Continue reading
“Why is holding back, showing weakness?” Jon Stewart
Why indeed? Is it not easier for us to let our temper get out of control than to suppress it? Is it not easier to lash out rather than to step back and think? This is the kind of thing that our culture is teaching our children that I fear is promoting our ridiculous amounts … Continue reading
Twisted Christianity: Why Pat Robertson is more dangerous than Westboro.
I think that if you asked them, most Christians would agree that our religion is being threatened. It comes down to who we believe it is being threatened by. Doubtless may would list anyone from: Westboro, Democrats, George W. Bush, Islam, our government, Pat Robertson and or Ann Coulter and the like. I have spent … Continue reading