Growing up Fundagelical in the Southern Baptist Church, there was one verse of the Bible that was used repeatedly to control the behavior of all of us unruly teenagers. That verse was 1 Thessalonians 5:22 "Abstain from all appearance of evil." This verse was used to curtail every form of behavior that the little old … Continue reading The Appearance of Evil
I'm surfing the web every day following links to Fundagelical websites, and I admit, some of them are just weird. Today's website missed a golden opportunity. It's from Word of God International Ministries. They have put together an exhaustive list of sins. You can check to see if whatever you're doing is on the list. … Continue reading Missed It By That Much.
Back when I was working as a youth pastor at my Fundagelical Church, a special music group was invited for a Sunday evening service. I was expecting a group of twenty-somethings playing contemporary Christian music. That's not what we got. What we got was the Libby Family Band. They were a group of six: three … Continue reading Inspired Unicorns of the Bible
Sometimes, even I am amazed at how far down the religious right rabbit hole goes. I admit that I stop at some strange and bewildering websites created by wacky Fundagelicals, but Rick Wiles founder of TruNews has managed to dig the hole even deeper. Rick Wiles loves him some conspiracy theories. He's big on the … Continue reading Demon Possessed Robots- – – Oh My!
At my private, church-run, Christian school, we often played a game called "sword drill." It involved trying to find verses in the Bible as quickly as possible. The name for the game came from Hebrews 2:12 "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of … Continue reading If you ever participated in a “Sword Drill” you might be a Fundagelical.
In 1980, my Christian school showed a documentary made by Films For Christ Association. The documentary was called Footprints In Stone. I still remember the opening sequence. A group of men were building a dam to stop the flow of water in a river. The exposed riverbed showed footprints in limestone. They triumphantly pointed out … Continue reading Dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time.
In 1976, Christian Life Magazine printed a scary article. In the article, they claimed that a supercomputer that took up an entire three-story building and was self-programmable was designed to track the buying and selling of every person on earth. This supercomputer was called "The Beast" and was located in a building at the headquarters … Continue reading The Beast of Belgium
I'm sorry to say that Fundagelicals who serve the God who can create the universe just can't seem to create a watchable film. You can cringe through A Thief in the Night, or sit stupefied by the weirdness of The Omega Code. Watch any Christian film and experience the disappointment that is total mediocrity fused … Continue reading Christian films are so bad!
As I pointed out in another post, Fundagelicals tend to skip over Bible verses that seem a bit inconvenient. The positive attitude towards sex and sexuality in Song of Songs doesn't get a lot of play time on the Fundagelical preaching playlist. However, If you want an obscure bit of Bible weirdness, try Exodus 4:20-26. … Continue reading I bet you won’t hear a sermon preached on this!