What’s Your Favorite Sin?

I think even the most conservative Christians among us would have to admit that particular sins go in and out of style.  There are certain sins we like to discuss, worry about and pass judgement on. We have our favorites for a while, then we move on. When I was growing up in a conservative church…
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Is The Pope Fiddle’n Sin While Rome Burns?

We all know the Bible has a lot to say about dozens of sins.  But, it doesn’t seem like the level of interest in sin has always been what it is today. When my wife and I were young,  we looked for a church that was engaged in social justice.  We joined one that brought urban ghetto children to…
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In One Sentence, What Is Your Faith About?

The premise of a book I read (God is Not One, Stephen Prothero)  recently was to encapsulate the ten great faiths of the world into a sentence or two.  The author is a professor of religion and had a noble purpose in mind. His idea was to allow people who know little about a faith to see it from the inside.  That…
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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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