How To Be A Christian Without Being A Total $@#& About It.

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Let’s be honest: Christianity in America has an image crisis, and justifiably so. Somehow the most beautiful story ever told got diluted into a hybrid of culture and religion that people are finding less than appealing. Not for lack of a good narrative– even some of my atheist friends have privately conceded that as far [Read More...]

Fighting The Aerosmith Factor (using jaded to reform, not simply criticize)

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The other day my niece, Imani, looked at me and said: “Uncle Ben, your hair is turning white. You look like a little old man with earrings”, as she let out her classic giggle. While I’m only a few weeks shy of 38, it’s definitely true that I’ve got some gray going on. However, my [Read More...]

Why I Am Hopeful for the Future of American Christianity

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I was reflecting today on the many different subjects I’ve written about over these past few months, and realized that while I’ve offered a lot of insights, and expressed numerous laments, I’ve been at an imbalance– forgetting to write about things which give me hope for American Christianity. Today, I want to fix that. I [Read More...]

Definition of Irony: why “end times” believers might actually trigger the end times

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Like many of you, I grew up as an end-times believer. I mean pre-tribulation rapture, antichrist, battle of Armageddon, and the whole nine yards. While other kids were thinking about where they were going to go to college, I was worried that the rapture would come before I had sex. Or worse, that I would [Read More...]


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