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How the Internet Killed Westernized Christianity

How the Internet Killed Westernized Christianity

Feb 23, 2015

The question is valid, “How much more do we have to take from the church until we have had enough?” The odd part of this question is that many of those asking this are Christians. It seems they’re tired of distorted images defining who and what they are, and deciding how the world views them. Too many Christians are becoming fed up with Fox News or Pat...

Should Pastors Make $500K?

Should Pastors Make $500K?

Nov 1, 2014

Here’s the question: Is it ethical for a pastor to receive a salary that is over $500,000.00? If this were a paper for a class, my thesis would say something along the lines of, “It’s unethical for a pastor to receive half a million dollar salary that is comprised of lower-income congregants tithes and not made readily available as public information.” – also...

[Re]Defining Evangelicalism

[Re]Defining Evangelicalism

Jun 4, 2014

I am an evangelical. There, I said it. Though, when I call myself evangelical, I do not mean it in the sense that I am this anti-science, homophobic, “God-fearing,” authoritarianistic conservative. I think we all know that this is not Christianity, nor is it representative of the Jesus who is the central figure of Christianity. When something is said to...

Loneliness and Finding Connection

Loneliness and Finding Connection

Apr 10, 2014

A while back I met with a mentor to talk about a then-current relationship I was in. I remember confessing to him how afraid I was… Nothing was wrong with her or our relationship, in fact everything was amazing. I was just afraid. Afraid that I’ll get hurt, wounded, or that eventually things wouldn’t work out. It was the fear that eventually she might see me...