Politicting In Church

Using churches as places where politics is conducted has a long history. Black people could not safely discuss politics anywhere else so they did it in churches. Right wing politics became embedded in fundamentalist churches. Now, President Trump wants to make sure churches remain places where political campaigns are waged. This could all be resolved…
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The Role Of Ramdom Events In The History Of Christianity

A recent blog I found summarized the role of Constantine  and a series of random events in making an odd and Eastern religion, Christianity, become a world-wide powerhouse. To begin with, some of the Jewish souls isolated themselves in rural areas. The diaspora of urban Greeks and Romans wanted no part of that so some, such…
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Books About Paul By Believers

I just finished reading, Paul; Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity (1995) by David Wenham. Wenham addressed the oft stated idea Christianity did not come from the Jesus character of the Bible but was free-lanced by Paul. Wenham set out to show that this was not the case, that Paul took on the ideas of Jesus. This…
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Are All Who Give To A Church Being Taken Advantage Of

I don’t think everyone who supports a church is being scammed because they give their money and time to invisible beings and unsubstantiated claims. Many have good reasons. People give time and money to Islam, Hinduism, Paganism and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. People are being taken advantage of if they are lead to believe there is an afterlife and there are heavenly beings…
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One Nation Under God

President Trump promotes the idea we are one nation under a god. We just don’t know which god that might be. We all know the phrase “under God” was added to the pledge after World War II when it was politically popular to be anti communist. Time takes its toll on all kinds of politics…
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