Doomed to Fail

Doomed to Fail December 12, 2021

If there’s anything I’ve learned since I’ve been a Christian, it is this:

Any solution, cure, or remedy that doesn’t have Jesus Christ as its center is doomed to fail.

Here’s what I wrote recently on the Beyond Evangelical blog.

Welcome to another Thursday UNFILTERED blog post, the only blog that pretends to like your new haircut.

First, thanks for all the insightful comments to last Thursday’s article What Was Jesus’ Central Message on the blog.

Since the holidays are just around the corner, I’d like to remind you that many people – including scores of Christians – are suffering right now.

The holidays are a time when emotional pain is particularly acute.

As I glance at my social media feeds, I see many of my friends struggling with a relational trial, a health trial, and/or a financial trial.

This being the case, I’d like to alert you that we now have three videos (all gratis) on the Hang On, Let Go landing page.

If you – or someone you know – is going through a personal storm right now, these videos may be a lifeline for them.

Check out all three at (Make sure you “refresh” the screen if you’ve visited the site in the past.)

Quick Announcement: I won’t be writing any new articles until Thursday, January 6, 2022.

To wrap up 2021, here are all the articles that were published on the blog this year (I began in August). All of them were sent to you by email from the time you subscribed.

You can read them all on a single page at the bottom.

What Was Jesus’ Central Message?

A Ten-Year Commitment

My Feelings on Spiritual Fathers

What’s a Miracle, Really?

Jesus Was Not an Aristotelian

Dull of Hearing

Can Genuine Christians Learn from the Pagans?

Deconversion From Christianity

Personal Prophesies, Bitterness, and Dismay

My Philosophy of Money

Where Are the Workers?

Straining at Gnats

A Farewell to Prayer

How to Pray for Hopeless People

Will the Revolution Be Televised?

My New Book

Read them all ON THIS PAGE.

Note also that we now have 148 episodes on the Christ is All podcast and we’ll be dropping episode 100 of The Insurgence Podcast on Tuesday.

Every blessing,


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