The Tradition a Heretic Values

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This is the fifth post in a series called: “This Collar Is Too Tight: Heresies From a Southern Minister.” You can read the first post here. The short explanation of this series is this: the institutionalized Church spends a lot of time defining who’s in and who’s out. Biblically, I find that a lot of the “measures” used don’t hold up. I’m making the argument for a larger acceptance of theological diversity in the Christian Church.   “Are you serious? You're going to go against a few thousa … [Read more...]

Prayer for a Nation of Division and Mixed Priorities

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(A Prayer of Confession)Good and gracious God,Somehow, in the U.S, we've arrived at a place, where we focus on our differences rather than our similarities – which is curious since we have more in common than we have differences.We've arrived at a place, where we make feeding the homeless illegal and owning a gun a basic human need - which is curious considering both put people's lives at risk.In the U.S., somehow, we've arrived at a place, where the c … [Read more...]

10 FACEBOOK Things That Make The Baby Jesus Cry

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Ready for a shocker? Jesus didn't use Facebook.I know, right?Sure, God uses Facebook, but Jesus never used it.(Is it wrong that I love Facebook's God more than I love the God some churches talk about?)Since he never used Facebook, it's a little difficult to perfectly predict what Jesus would and wouldn't have done, but most of the things on the list are pretty safe bets.Most of them are said a little tongue in cheek.Let me repeat that: Most of them are said a little … [Read more...]

10 MORE Things Churches Can’t Do While Following Jesus

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First, let's just be clear: I'm not saying it is impossible to do these things if you're following Jesus.But, I am saying that if you are doing these things you aren't following Jesus while you do them – because they aren't what Jesus would do.Not all churches are doing these things, but there's enough who are that it's more than worth talking about.Also, this is also not meant to be a complete list or even a “Top Ten” list. After all, I've already written a list of 10 other things (w … [Read more...]

No Trinity For Me, Please

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 This is the second post in a series called: “This Collar Is Too Tight: Heresies From a Southern Minister.” You can read the first post here. The short explanation of this series is this: the institutionalized Church spends a lot of time defining who's in and who's out. Biblically, I find that a lot of the “measures” used, don't hold up. I'm making the argument for a larger acceptance of theological diversity in the Christian Church. As a Christian, I'm a follower of Jesus. … [Read more...]

Jesus Is Not My God

This Collar is Too Tight

This is the first post in a series called: “This Collar Is Too Tight: Heresies From a Southern Minister.” Most institutionalized Churches define who is and who isn't a Christian far too narrowly. There is an increasingly long list of tenets to which a person must dogmatically adhere in order to be in the club. The thing is... I don't believe a whole lot of them. I even find many of them to be biblically inaccurate. I've decided to address them one by one because I've discovered that there are a l … [Read more...]


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