Does God Love Us Unconditionally?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward Ask an Evangelical Christian if God loves humans unconditionally and they will likely respond with a resounding YES! God loves us no matter what we do, they will say. If the person is familiar with the Bible, they might even quote Romans 8:38,39: For [Read More...]

Why it is Hard to Be Around Christianity and Christians

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward My friend Zoe wrote: …Some in the secular world want to cooperate with moderates &/or liberal-minded theists.  I think it’s probably a noble thing to attempt.  The thing is, for me, and likely for many others it reminds me of playing skip at recess [Read More...]

Ryan Bell and the Pursuit of Knowledge

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by Anais Chartschenko cross posted from her blog Whisper Collector (Editorial Note: Here are a few links you have not heard of Ryan Bell and his column/project at The Huffington Post  He was the pastor of Hollywood Adventist Church and now he’s in trouble with the Seventh Day Adventist officials) I think the pursuit of [Read More...]

John Piper’s Defense of the Genocidal Christian God

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by Bruce Gerenscer cross posted from his blog The Way Forward There are many reasons people choose to leave Christianity. Contrary to what apologists for Christianity suggest, deconversion stories have many elements and are rarely the same. That said, there are four elements that show up in most deconversion stories: The existence of evil The [Read More...]

God Don’t Make No Mistakes Says Ray Lewis

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward Or so says Christian Ray Lewis, retired linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. I love the way Ray Lewis played football. A hard-nosed, no-excuse, disciplined player, sure to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in a few years [Read more...]