Good Friday and Bad Theology

Growing up Fundagelical, I was taught that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. You were probably taught the same thing. However, as I got older and began to unpack the theology in that statement, I became more and more ill at ease with what it implied. The statement that Jesus died for our … Continue reading Good Friday and Bad Theology

Purity Culture and Fundagelicals

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

Pray Away The Gay

Sixteen states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico all have bans on conversion therapy for minors. There's a reason for that. First it's damaging to the mental health of people who undergo it; second, it is denounced by psychiatrist, psychologist, and medical practitioners; third, it is not based in science and is nothing less … Continue reading Pray Away The Gay

I got busted by a missionary for swearing.

Years ago, as a young youth pastor, I was invited to be the guest speaker for a week-long spiritual emphasis week at a school for missionary kids. The school was located in Guatemala City Guatemala. I spent several weeks preparing stories and illustrations that I thought would be appropriate to American kids living in a … Continue reading I got busted by a missionary for swearing.

Missed It By That Much.

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.