Catholics Come Home; To What?

The “Catholics Come Home” commercials are airing in several states.  On their website, they advertise that the commericals have increased attendance at Catholic Churches as much as ten percent. The ads are a  good thing if there are people who need the faith and this is a way to reach them.  Both the website and…
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Religious Pot Calls The Gay Kettle Black

Recently, in our local paper, a vitriolic letter was published which railed against gays.  It said gays are liers.  Coming from a local citizen known to be among the anti gay activists, that is the pot calling the kettle black. If ever there was a set of people lied about and lied to it is…
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Is God A Moral Monster?

This is the title of a new book, “Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testiment.” It struck me as a new turn of events that a noted writer of Christian books would address the idea of God being a “Moral Monster”.  Isn’t God about love?  How could it come to be that an author…
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What Counts, Your Good Deeds Or What You Believe?

Some branches of Christianity believe that you secure a place in heaven by doing good deeds.  Others, especially some Biblical literalists, say it is what you believe that counts. Doing good deeds does not count.  This debate popped up in a couple of places in recent days.  My recent posts about the emerging church prompted a reader to…
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Why Hide The Gospel?

I’ve been discussing something called the “emerging church”. It is a post-modern phenomenon that is attracting people away from traditional churches. It surprises me how much resistance there is to looking anew at the scriptures.  Many people are proud, perhaps self rightous, about their refusal to reconsider their views on how to worship, what the…
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