Monthly Archives: July 2011

Repent, the End is Near!! Again?

We’ll never know how many preachers who preach and write end-is-near sermons and books really believe what they say.   Surely, there must be at least a few who think, “Man, that line always works–wish I could use it every week.” It … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Tragedy Seldom Works

When there is a terrible tragedy in the U. S., a standard “follow up” news story is one about a prayer service.   When their are mass shootings or tornados, they are followed by stories about prayer services. If these services help … Continue reading

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Show Me a Religion That has Not Produced Terrorists.

Websites of all kinds have articles these days about the religious views of the Norwegian bomb terrorist.  A most common remark by Christian apologists is he is not really a “Christian”.  A real Christian would not do this.  There is, … Continue reading

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What’s a Nice Way to Say, “This is nuts!”?

There are many parts of Christian history to be ammused about.  I mean the snakes that talk, the walking on water and other such tales.  The exasporating thing is it still goes on. How many times has an errant baseball … Continue reading

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The Only Thing Constant is Change

As I was bicycling around the community is Iowa where I’m attending an airplane fly-in, I was struck by a billboard that said,  “ (City)  Community Church.  We are Nondenominational.  Come Grow With Us.” The message projected, so it seemed to me, … Continue reading

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On Demonization

The term “demonization” has religious roots.  Now, it is used in ways sort of in between its former self as individuals, groups and political parties as “evil” and just general criticism of groups or beliefs. President “W” was skilled at … Continue reading

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How to Remian Faithful to the Faith

A while back, Pastor Rick Warren wrote an essay advising Christians about how to avoid sin..  He wrote about weaknesses most people have and how to deal with them. In my opinion, he missed the most likely source of people’s problem … Continue reading

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Anti Gay Open House, No One Came.

The President signed the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  Tony Perkins of Focus on Family and others are expressing rage. It’s the usual grievances: The survey of soldiers finding it’s OK was biased.  Military leaders who think it’s OK are under White House pressure.  Chaplains … Continue reading

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Sitting Under a Tree on a Summer Day

“I wonder if what I am doing with my life is what God wants for me.  I hope my moral conduct meets His approval.” Let’s assume a person of faith said that to an atheist as they sat under a … Continue reading

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Who’s the Most Disliked Group in the U. S.?

“I don’t know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots.  This is one nation under God.” These are the words of former President, George H. W. Bush at a press conference, August 27, 1984.   … Continue reading

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