Whirlwinds and Seeking Signs: The Bankruptcy of Science AND Religion

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Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge. Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding." - Job 38: 1-4 I've been thinking a bit about science and religion, mainly because my church is going through a series on the topic. And it's a sticky wicket because, as you know, the two have often found … [Read more...]

#FFFF: Andy Gill

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I used to be a pastor, a youth pastor to be exact, but I quickly came to find that church wasn’t for me. The churches I attended felt more like country clubs for the elite, where we learned how to appear moral and nice, it was the message of, "Be everything but who you are." I was tired of pretending. I was tired of lying. I was tired of feeling forced to put on a mask every Sunday morning. I grew up in a caucasian conservative evangelical church, and have worked in only conservative … [Read more...]

PROOF That Al Mohler is Right About Yoga (and It Doesn’t Matter)

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On a recent podcast, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Al Mohler enlisted the research and expertise of Candy Gunther Brown to prove that he is, in fact, right about yoga. And guess what? He is. If you're shocked that I would say such a thing, on the Patheos Progressive Christian Channel no less, let me make something clear. I have not had a recent conversion experience. I am not switching teams, joining an Acts 29 church, subscribing to The Blaze, and making donations to … [Read more...]

Go and Learn What This Means: I Desire Honesty, Not Christianity

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I am a Christian. I love Christians. I have great hope for the Christian church. But throughout my journey one thing has repeatedly frustrated me. And that is the tendency among Christians to value the identity marker of "Christian" over basic truth and honesty. Oh sure, we've got the "truth." But that truth revolves around theological realities about how one secures salvation or lives the Christian life that must be defended and upheld no matter what, along with the institutions … [Read more...]


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