Growing up Fundagelical in the Southern Baptist Church and the church-run private school, I was trained up as the Joshua Generation; I was indoctrinated into the culture wars. The culture war, by the way, is a manufactured war. It is a war between the "traditional" Christian culture America was supposedly founded on and the new … Continue reading Culture Warrior Training
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
This is the last in my series answering the critiques of Progressive churches. The Fundagelical author from Crosswalk.com has presented "5 signs your church might be heading towards Progressive Christianity." The first four were: Progressives have a lowered view of the Bible.Feelings are emphasized over facts.Essential Christian doctrines are open for reinterpretation.Historic terms are redefined. … Continue reading Are progressive churches too lovey-dovey?
Growing up as a Fundagelical, I was taught that there was absolute truth and my pastor and church were in possession of that truth. Our car bumpers, Bible covers, and other Jesus junk were emblazoned with the saying "The Bible says it; I believe it; that settles it." Disagreeing with the doctrine handed down to … Continue reading Are Progressives redefining theology?
Fundagelicals are absolutely apoplectic about progressive churches. Nasty progressives are teaching such un-Christian things like how we should love our neighbors; the Bible must be interpreted in context; and worse, Leviticus isn't a guide book on morality. I've noticed an increase in the number of articles published on how to spot, with the intention to … Continue reading How to spot a progressive church.
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
Remember boys and girls, when the headline asks a question the answer is NO. There are two predictions for the end of the world in 2019, June 19, 2019, and December 28, 2019. Of course, both of these predictions come from serial date setters who haven't been right yet but don't let that stop you … Continue reading Is 2020 the End?
In Genesis chapter four, Cain and Abel sacrifice to God. Cain's sacrifice is rejected while Abel's sacrifice is accepted. This leads to Cain's anger, and later murder, of his brother Abel. I've heard a lot of sermons on this passage. However, the reason why God rejects Cain's sacrifice isn't very clear. Depending on how the … Continue reading Why did God reject Cain’s sacrifice?
Growing up Fundagelical, I've heard a lot of sermons about blood. I've sung hymns where we are washed in the blood, covered by the blood, and received power by the blood. What's up with all this blood? Fundagelicals take the Bible literally, and if God says He wants blood or that it takes blood to … Continue reading Our bloodthirsty God wants blood and death.
Today's Rogue Fundagelical post is guest written by Philosophy Professor Ted Preston. Warning: Intelligent discussion ahead. You may find this challenging to your way of thinking. Why Christians Should Not Fear Philosophy In “God is Not Dead” (a truly horrible movie from 2014), a cartoonishly evil atheist philosophy professor informs his students that he is … Continue reading Confessions of a (Christian) Philosophy Professor Part 1