So, you want to be a deliverance minister. What does it take? What's required? I bet you think it requires a special calling from God, special spiritual gifts, a seminary degree, and probably an internship with an experienced deliverance minister. Nope. All it takes is your desire and payment of a fee. You can enroll … Continue reading How to become a deliverance minister
Mike Pence recently gave the commencement speech at Liberty University. In his speech, he warned “Throughout most of American history; it's been pretty easy to call yourself Christian; it didn’t even occur to people that you might be shunned or ridiculed for defending the teachings of the Bible. But things are different now,” he continued, … Continue reading Mike Pence Promotes Christian Persecution Myth
On the surface, most churches look the same. Inside, they are full of genuinely nice people. However, if you aren't careful, you could be in a Fundagelical church and not even know it. It may take you weeks or even months before you realize that something seems off. Christian terminology you grew up with take … Continue reading The Top Five Signs You Might Be Attending a Fundagelical Church
Let's start at the bottom of the list and work our way up to the absolute least effective form of Evangelism. Number 5: Event Evangelism. "Discussion after" means sermon This is also known as bait and switch evangelism. Watch out for posters and flyers that say things like "Free Movie", "Free Concert", or "Mega Wild … Continue reading The Top 5 least effective methods of Evangelism.
Discussing politics with Fundagelicals is often challenging to the patience and intelligence of non-Fundagelicals. The religious right has created so many "alternative facts" about history that political mythology has replaced political science. Fundagelicals love to claim that the United States was founded as a "Christian nation." They use this claim to further their agenda of … Continue reading Was the United States Founded as a Christian nation?
I was discussing faith healing with another ex-Fundagelical last week. That gave me the idea to write about some of the fraudsters who practice so-called "faith healing" and to write about the bad theology involved in the "word of faith" movement. As I was doing research, I came across a website that told me Peter … Continue reading Let’s Do An Experiment!
The Religious Right is in a tizzy because a Religious Left candidate is running for the office of president and is offering a different viewpoint on Christianity. The Religious Right has been the loudest (and most obnoxious) voice of Christianity since the 70s, and for many non-Christians, it is the voice they identify with Christians … Continue reading Pat Buchanan vs. Pete Buttigieg
Fundagelicals love them some purity culture. They buy copies of I Kissed Dating Goodbye and purity rings. Youth groups have purity dances where young girls go with their father to the faux-prom, and everyone is supposed to save their first kiss for the person they marry. Purity culture has come under a lot of fire … Continue reading Purity Culture and Fundagelicals
Growing up Fundagelical, I was raised to be a culture warrior. I was told that American culture was sliding into depravity. Drugs, premarital sex, homosexuality, abortion, and attempts to remove God from our country must be fought. Every week in Christian school chapel and every Sunday at church, I was told about the evil liberals … Continue reading Lies in the Name of God