On Islamophobes And Spiritual Enemies.

All this alarmist talk about Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood seems to be a replay of mistakes our country has made in the past.  It is to identify some villain groups and make enemies where, perhaps, they did not exist before. Writer Thomas S. Kidd published an article in Patheos today in which he observed, “American Christians have always tended…
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Evangelicals, You Can Win This Thing

Today brought yet another news article about the decline of evangelical church goers.  Writer, Paul Pardi, goes over again the drop in people who self identify themselves with traditional Christian denominations. There are smart leaders in evangelical circles.  But,  I’ve seen no response about what to do about the decline.  Just nothing. So, I’ll provide a  response.  Here is what evangelicals can do to bring…
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Obama At The National Prayer Breakfast

President Obama spoke recently at the National Prayer Breakfast.   Instead of going over what he said, I wrote the speech he should have given, or, maybe would like to have given: “It’s great to be here at the NPB to tell you all about my innermost thoughts.  By telling you all about what really goes on…
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Who Is More IN-YOUR-FACE, Atheists Or Christians?

I used to do a lot of advocacy work on behalf of gay rights.   People would often say, “I, myself, have no problem with gays, except when the fluant it.  If they would just keep it to themselves it would not be a problem.”  It would not occur to that person that we hetero people flaunt our…
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Religion And The Paranormal

The paranormal is the otherworldly.  It is ghosts, UFO’s, Bigfoots, phychics, extraterrestrials and other such notions not recognized by science and not associated with mainstream religions.  A new book, Paranormal America, discusses the extrodinary increases in popularity of this paranormal. More than two-thirds of Americans have paranormal beliefs.  The slices of our population which is attracted to these beliefs surprised me.  It is…
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