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We're not in Kansas anymore

Category: Christian Living, Spiritual Life, Thinking Christianly

It is a strange world indeed when Salman Rushdie is the voice of reason and Joel Osteen is a fundamentalist bigot, but that was the world of CNN this past weekend.  I'm not sure if you are a newsie or not, but CNN provided a snapshot into the late-modern soul this weekend that is worth reflecting upon.  CNN is one of the loudest and at times most overbearing voices in support of homosexual normalization in our culture and they seem to delight in bringing in pastors and celebrities...keep reading»»


Responding to Homosexuality

Category: General, Thinking Christianly

A friend of mine at the church recently sent me a blog post that many of his friends were commenting on.  He asked if I could help him frame a "Christian response".  Rather than respond to him only, I've put both the original article and some general guidelines following into this post.  The issue in question is common and the opinions expressed by the author are becoming increasingly mainstream, particularly within the nominally Christian community.  In fact, in...keep reading»»


Salt vs. Assault

Category: Thinking Christianly

How to be an agent of change without becoming a church terroristkeep reading»»


"Slippery Slope" Vs. Suspending Judgement

Category: Thinking Christianly, In The Beginning

A lot of pastors don't preach through the Bible anymore and there are probably a variety of reasons for that.  One of the reasons is that there are a lot of landmines in the text of Holy Scripture.  It's a lot of fun to preach on 1 Timothy until you get to chapter 2 and it doesn't get any better in chapter 3.  It would be great to preach on Romans except that you'd have to start with chapter one, and if you've read it, you know what I'm talking about. I made a decision a long...keep reading»»