“Tea Party Kills Billy Graham” — A True Headline You Won’t be Reading

Given his age -- and most regrettably because he’s a nice man -- you’ll soon read the headline: “Billy Graham Dead.” Fact is, his life’s work is already dead. It’s been killed by the Tea Party. All that remains is the funeral and the long term discrediting of Billy’s evangelical religion now under way because of the needless and ugly politicizing of the faith he became a symbol of. Disclaimer: I knew Billy and met him as a child when he used to visit my evangelical-leader … [Read more...]

An Introduction to the Eastern Orthodox Church For the Curious (My List of Recommended Reading)

I'm often asked about the Eastern Orthodox Church since I have been going to a Greek Orthodox church for the last 25 years. Since I come from an evangelical background I get the question "Why did you convert?" I didn't. The word "conversion" implies the evangelical idea of salvation as a one-stop conversion-to-Jesus moment, AKA the "born-again" experience of passing from "dark to light." But the Orthodox view of salvation is of a mysterious journey toward God. So I don't think I was … [Read more...]


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