Here’s a little behind the scenes look at what happens when I’m writing a blog post. I was studying the book of Revelation. I had a bunch of books open all scattered around me. I was trying to track down the historical roots on the teaching of the Rapture. I was looking up some information … Continue reading Demons and Legal Rights
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?
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.
I've mentioned before that I read a lot of religious websites and blogs. Occasionally while following links and clicking through related searches, I fall down a rabbit hole. This time, I landed on an article by Kelsey Burke. In the article called "What I Learned From Conservative Evangelical Sex Message Boards," Burke discusses some of … Continue reading Fundagelicals Get Their Sexual Freak On.
When the Senior Pastor of my church insisted that I go to the Men's retreat, I had little choice. I was employed as the Youth Pastor, and I was expected to go and spend time with the men. The reality was that he wanted me to drive up to the San Bernardino Mountains so he … Continue reading The Strangest Men’s Retreat I Ever Went On.
Growing up fundagelical I saw the picture of a cross bridging a chasm many times. Often it was given to me in Evangelical tracts. The idea was that since I had sinned, listening to ABBA or sleeping in on a Sunday, I was now stuck on the side of death, and a giant chasm separated … Continue reading Bad Theology: Sin Separates Us From God.