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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...

A Gay Dad’s Letter to the Evangelicals Who Recruited Him When He Was 9…

A Gay Dad’s Letter to the Evangelicals Who Recruited Him When He Was 9…

Jul 29, 2014

The headline pissed me off when I read it in my news feed.   “Evangelical Group Plans to Convert Children as Young As Five at Portland Parks.” As a dad, an interest group, any interest group, going after kids is unacceptable in my book. As I read the article further, I found out that the evangelical group in question was the Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good...

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Jul 7, 2014

Certain words and phrases can trigger it. I have several mixed emotions. I want to participate, but then I get a sinking feeling in my stomach. I read certain stories in the news and it makes me irritated and even snarky. The way that people interact on social media can be so discouraging… I have “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome”. I have heard...

[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...

Run to God, Not the Bible

Run to God, Not the Bible

Jun 2, 2014

For Evangelicals, if you want to know what God has to say on any given topic or in any situation, you turn to the Bible. The Bible is the centerpiece of Protestant spiritual life- it is not only our highest authority, but for many, it is our only sacrament, the only place that Jesus Christ is revealed and communicates his grace to us. The Bible, in short, is...

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

Mar 25, 2014

It was just yesterday that the president of the Christian social justice organization World Vision announced that it would begin hiring LGBTQ Christians, both married and unmarried, to work at its organization. The reasoning behind the decision was explained to be one that was “symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity.” In a letter to his...

Being a Gay Evangelical

Being a Gay Evangelical

Dec 31, 2013

I grew up in the church. I even remember my first day being dropped off in the church nursery, and I kicked and screamed, terrified as my mother left me to attend the service. I think I was three. My parents were God-fearing people, and not just in the churchy way. We didn’t have the Sunday newspaper delivered because that would be causing someone to work on...

John MacArthur, “Strange Fire,” and the Death of Right-Winged Evangelicalism

John MacArthur, “Strange Fire,” and the Death of Right-Winged Evangelicalism

Oct 19, 2013

If you’re an Evangelical and you’ve been connected to the internet for the past few days you have no doubt heard about the “Strange Fire” conference hosted by Grace to You, the ministry of Dr. John MacArthur. The conference is largely a critique of the Charismatic/Pentecostal movements that have steadily been growing in influence in world wide Christianity....

Don’t Blame the Evangelicals

Hot topic of the week: North Carolina votes to forbid same-sex marriages in their state, and President Obama publicly states that he is in favor of full recognition of marriage for those same couples. And, of course, people are all hot and bothered — for one reason or the other. Some see the passage of Amendment 1 in North Carolina as yet another nail in...