The Big Picture Podcast 66: Gay Marriage and A Republic Without Representation

[display_podcast] (This was originally posted in July, 2013. However, it seems to ring just as true today, in today’s political and social climate, than it did over two years ago) What does the Supreme Court's recent rulings regarding California's Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act say about everything BESIDES marriage? In these decisions, a number of things happened and were said that will affect Christians and others of strong faith in the years to come. First of all, in regards to Cal … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 24: Only Old People Attend Church

[display_podcast]When I hear the word “church”, I think of little old ladies who bake delicious cookies and wear cardigans all year because they’re always cold.  Or I think of a glorified rock concert.  The worship team has sprung “Moves Like Jagger”, and they seem to be more focused about entertaining than glorifying God.  It’s silly.  It’s kitschy.  And I don’t buy it.  It’s not sincere.The Church is a hard thing.  It’s not just a place.  It’s a group of people.  Many people attend chur … [Read more...]

Confessions of A Closet Christian 23: Terrified to Evangelize

[display_podcast]What does the word “evangelism” make me cringe?  And how is it that Atheists can help me tell my story?You see, when I hear the word “evangelize”, it makes me think of an overbearing street corner preacher.  You know, the guys shouting in the subway corners, jamming their fingers into their Bibles and shouting at the top of their voice about something that I assume is about God, but I don’t really know since I just pop in my earbuds and keep walking.I’m terrified of e … [Read more...]