Coming Up Here Next: Why I Am an Evangelical, Arminian Christian

Coming Up Here Next: Why I Am an Evangelical, Arminian ChristianBeginning in a couple of days I will post here a 10 part "mini-book" answering why I am an evangelical, Arminian Christian. This will be my response to 1 Peter 3:16.I will spread the parts out in 10 separate posts over approximately two to three weeks.I encourage everyone who reads one part to read all 10 parts; they "hang together" as one explanation. To those who ask questions I will answer in a later part I will … [Read more...]

Whatever Happened to “Missions Sunday?”

Whatever Happened to “Missions Sunday?”This continues my series about things American evangelical Christians have lost. Over the years of this blog, one frequent theme has been the loss of major beliefs and practices of evangelical Christianity. Earlier, fairly recently, I talked about forgetfulness of Satan, demons, demonic possession, and the Antichrist. Longer ago I talked about the decline of hymn-singing and the resulting forgetfulness of biblical themes and references that were emb … [Read more...]

Review of The Cosmic Dance by Greg Boyd and Friends

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end.*Review of a Fascinating New Book from Greg Boyd (and Friends): The Cosmic DanceSome time ago here I raised a question about God and time. The que … [Read more...]

Some Hopefully Timely and Relevant Thoughts about Racism in America

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end.*Today I read something in the newspaper that helped me focus my thoughts about what is happening between black males and police officers in the U.S. I … [Read more...]

Help Needed with Denomination: Plymouth Brethren

As many of you already know, I volunteered to edit the 14th edition of the Handbook of Denominations in the United States for Abingdon Press. This is a popular reference work that has been in publication every few years for many years. (It's roots actually go back to before it acquired the current name.)I have always had a keen interest in denominations--which is strange to many people who think we live in a post-denominational age. Actually, there are more denominations now (in the United … [Read more...]

The Rule of Good Intentions and Unintended Consequences

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end.* The Rule of Good Intentions and Unintended ConsequencesIn my considered opinion, based on my own personal life experiences and ref … [Read more...]

Coming Soon…Please Watch for These Here!

*The opinions expressed here are my own (or those of the guest writer); I do not speak for any other person, group or organization; nor do I imply that the opinions expressed here reflect those of any other person, group or organization unless I say so specifically. Before commenting read the entire post and the “Note to commenters” at its end.*Coming Soon…Please Watch for These Here!Now that I have reluctantly decided to return to blogging I have had to decide where to begin and with wha … [Read more...]


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