Christians Acting Like Christians: Dissecting Tim Dalrymple’s Comments on Paganism

Tim Dalrymple, who sometimes hangs with publicans and Pagans.

Tim Dalrymple is a good guy. If I were in the midst of paintball battle or organizing an interfaith event, I could do much worse than having Tim on my team. However, Tim is an evangelical Christian, and acts like one. His opinions and arguments are formed by Evangelical Christianity, and it also informs his actions. Which means in certain contexts, Tim is predictable. As am I. In a debate on same-sex marriage you could probably represent Tim and I with puppets repeating the "party line" of our … [Read more...]

The Jonathan Merritt I Knew: Why He’s Not Quite Anti-Gay & Why I Feel Sorry For Him

Jonathan-Merritt

I am not a warm and fuzzy person by nature, but my heart is hurting for Jonathan Merritt. I haven't seen the guy in 20 years but every so often I look him up and see what he's writing about. He is an excellent writer, even though we parted ways politically and theologically long ago.We were never close, just two kids who knew each other through Mr. Chuck's children's worship service. Every Sunday there was a part of the class where you had to sit absolutely still and silent because the kid … [Read more...]

Voting By Faith in 2012: The Founding Fathers Couldn’t Get Elected Today

Evangelicals crack me up. They really do. I have friends and family who are Evangelical and they say the darnedest things. There may be no two more distant points on the religious spectrum than a Pagan and an Evangelical, particularly when it comes to politics. Right now Evangelicals seem to be in a tizzy over whether or not they can support a *gasp* Mormon for president.I know this is a big deal to them, because they see Mormons as so theologically different from themselves, even though … [Read more...]


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