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 has financed many a career.  One has to wonder why people believe the line when…
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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 people, they should attend.  And, the press can do stories about the services. It’s just…
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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, however, a discomforting fact.  He found in Christianity justification for killing all those innocent people. …
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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 hit a window and created a picture of Mary?   In the mountains of building debris…
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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, was “nondenominational” is better than denominational.  I have no idea what the theological grounding of…
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