If Jesus bent down and washed the feet of the disciples to show us who God is, why do current christians not follow that example? In the last few years I have seen some of the most hateful responses to gay people, to Muslims, to democrats, to republicans, to…..well just about anything that doesn’t line … More How Much Do We Actually Follow Jesus?
I’m starting to see that the story of the woman caught in adultery is one of the most influential stories in the bible…at least to me. It has been a story that has always caused people to reflect on themselves, putting themselves in the place of the stone throwers. This is always good. We need … More Caught In Sin But Already Forgiven
This was one of several lies that Christians were tricked into thinking we’re true that Donald Trump said to Pat Robertson on CBN in September before the election. “If we don’t win this election, you’ll never see another Republican and you’ll have a whole different church structure.” -Donald Trump These are the unfortunate lies … More The Lies that Manipulate Christians
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The fate of evangelicalism in America hinges on this: Do we look to JESUS in developing our conception of God, or do we look to the BIBLE in developing our conception of God? I know what many are thinking. I know that we’ve been taught to harmonize the teachings of…
This past election cycle has been crazy. You could put it all under a circus tent because it literally is like a circus on reality TV. Maybe past elections have been like this and I just didn’t realize it….But it’s been crazy. The idea of “fake news” and “alternative facts” have been thrown out there … More Fake News? What About Fake Religion?
If you have not seen this video of Michelle Bachman and David Barton declaring that God intervened by changing the results of the election by listening to the prayers of millions of Americans, then you need to watch this. This is a perfect example of how human beings can disconnect from reality to create their … More Divine Intervention for the Fundamentalist
And neither did Jesus…..but we want to think he did. Our fascination with expecting God to be on our side, as if we have the right perspective on everything from the bible to biblical history, is really dangerous. I have mentioned before that there is no Satan as a created being that roams the underworld … More God Did Not Vote For Donald Trump
As much as we don’t want to admit it…our doctrines dictate just about everything we do. We look at the bible for all the answers to see what we can and cannot do. We think the bible is a magic looking glass that allows us to see into the future and know what choices we … More Love is Greater than Doctrine
I saw this video the other day and it has had me spinning in thought ever since. It asks a very relevant question that may not have been asked 200…400…or even 2000 years ago in religious circles. The reason it interested me so much is precisely that the churches I came out of were notorious … More Do Religious Leaders and Con Artists Work The Same?