Charisma Mag: Donald Trump Is The New Word of God

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I’m not going to lie, what I just read is the dumbest thing I’ve read in my life. I’m not trying to be overly or unnecessarily critical, either. It just really, truly, is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. I had to read it three times to make sure it wasn’t the Onion. Charisma Mag (I [Read More...]

10 Ways To Determine If Your Christianity Has Been “Americanized”

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While the word “Christianity” ought refer to a single religion, the reality is that many cultures have succumbed to a process of syncretism where there are actually many, many forms of Christianity that look nothing like the original picture on the outside of the box. Pointing this out is painful for many, as it often [Read More...]

Important Lessons We Can All Learn From Franklin Graham

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In recent months Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, has been in a downward spiral that continually seems to generate a lot of buzz around the internet. The progressively intolerant rhetoric recently cumulated with his call to ban the immigration of all Muslims to the United States– even though US wars and policy supported by [Read More...]

You Don’t Have To Be Afraid To Be A Pro-Life Progressive

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If I were a betting man, I’d bet that this week your social newsfeeds has been full of stories regarding the now infamous Planned Parenthood video. While there have been plenty of articles dissecting and critiquing the video on both sides (each with valid points), in the end, it was still disturbing for me. I am [Read More...]

Agitating And Peacemaking: The Most Important Thing We Can Learn From Bree Newsome

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This weekend activist Bree Newsome (along with co-conspirator in doing good, Jimmy James Tyson) made an unannounced appearance at a gathering of Progressive Christians called the Wild Goose Festival, which is held annually in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Just days after my own niece rode her bike in an Independence Day parade with a golf [Read More...]

Independence Day: Should Christians Celebrate, or Not?

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A reader recently asked how we- the people of Jesus- ought to approach the celebration of America’s independence on the 4th of July. This is an excellent question, so I decided to answer it here on the blog publicly instead of in a private message. First, it is important to remember our calling as the [Read More...]

More Guns In Churches & Why We Reject The Ultimate Invitation of Jesus

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In the wake of the racist massacre in South Carolina, many in Americanized Christianity are calling on churches and pastors to begin arming themselves with guns. An NRA board member is blaming one of the victims instead of the shooter, stating that this wouldn’t have happened had he voted differently on concealed carry laws.  And [Read More...]

Yo America– How Many Mass Shootings Will It Take For You?

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Yo America- You woke up this morning to yet another news story of a mass shooting. Maybe you just glossed over the story since it seems like it’s a totally common news story for someone to just open fire in public and gun down a bunch of people. Even my own child, 12 years old [Read More...]

5 Things Wounded Christians Should Probably Avoid

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Life brings wounds. The Christian life sadly, is no different. While Christian community ought be the safest place for one to run and hide, it’s often a place where we experience some of the most painful wounds. Sometimes we’re wounded and pushed to the margins. Other times, we’re wounded and expelled. Yet other times, we’re the [Read More...]

5 Steps Toward Making Friends Out Of Enemies

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2000 years ago a group of folks in the first century had the opportunity to sit at the base of a hill and hear Jesus’s most famous sermon– one that’s become known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” In this particular sermon, Jesus offers many critiques on the old way of doing things and issues his followers [Read More...]


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