May 23, 2022

I believe evangelical Christians largely do not care about what those in the world think of them. That is a problem. If evangelicals truly care about the ministry of Jesus Christ, they should care deeply about what non-Christians think of them. Part of the reason they don’t care about what non-Christians think is that non-Christians are “of the world”. If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you have probably heard the statement “…be in the world... Read more

May 10, 2022

  I know, yet another man writing an article on the abortion issue. With that said, I think you will find this article different from the others which only serve to vilify the opposite point of view. The greatest problem with the rhetoric between pro-choice and pro-life groups is the lack of nuance that exists within the conversation. Logic and rationality are tossed out of the window in favor of primitive reasoning and emotional gobbledygook – aimed at vilifying those... Read more

May 2, 2022

  By default, all passages in scripture are either prescriptive (commands the believer to adhere to something) or they are descriptive (describing an event, idea, or concept). Prescriptive passages can either be contextual (applicable only to the people the passage was written to) or universal (applicable to all people at all times) in their application. In order to determine whether or not something is contextual or universal, the exegete must look not only at the context that the passages were... Read more

April 18, 2022

During the Easter season, we focus heavily on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a great holiday that reminds us of the pain and suffering and the ultimate victory that Jesus had over the grave. Now that we have had all of our good fuzzy feelings we need to get back to the business of proclaiming what is real and true about God; namely, that he is DEAD! Throughout his works, Fredrick Nietzsche declared that “God is... Read more

April 4, 2022

There are so many people who believe that doubt has no place in the Church. From Church leadership to the layperson. The reason that is often given has to do with the perceived incongruity between faith and doubt. However, what most of these people fail to understand is that faith is created in the infernal cistern of doubt. Even when most evangelicals present the Gospel it is often presented in such a way that one must doubt their “worldly” perspective... Read more

March 24, 2022

  Retraction/Clarification 4/21/22. It has been brought to my attention by Keith that his intention was not to compare Richard Rohr and Rob Bell’s writings to Gnosticism in general, but to Valentinus’ specific book The Gospel of Truth. It is always my goal to make sure that all of my writings are honest critiques, so in this spirit, I give you this clarification.   Recently, in his article “First Century Deconstruction” my friend Keith Giles gave the impression that Gnostics... Read more

March 16, 2022

Another evangelical institution has been accused of sexual misconduct. Yesterday it was reported that Christianity Today underwent a third-party investigation, which determined that under prior leadership sexual harassment was an issue. 12 women came forward during the investigation to testify that former editor-in-chief Mark Galli and former advertising director Olatokunbo Olawoye were the two culprits. The current President and CEO of CT Timothy Dalrymple explains here Christianity Today Handled things (almost) Perfectly I have been reporting on sexual misconduct within... Read more

March 9, 2022

This image came to my mind when I began considering what Jesus would do in Ukraine? You can view my UNenlightenment YouTube Channel HERE You can view my  UNenlightenment Podcast HERE You can follow me on FaceBook HERE Read more

February 19, 2022

In part one we deconstructed racism by looking at its history from the Civil War to the highway construction project. In this part, we will look at the economic racism that was prevalent in the Regan years. Ever heard of “Reaganomics”? Ronald Reagan was known for his economic policies. So much so that an economic perspective was created known as Reaganomics. We are often taught in conservative economic theory how great this time was for our country. We are taught... Read more

February 19, 2022

Note: I will not be able to address this issue as it deserves because the information is so plentiful it would easily fill books upon books. Therefore, this is a very slim survey meant to help provide at least some perspective for those who want to better understand why racism still exists in our country today. Much of the racism that occurs in America today (at least for those not intending to be racist) is based upon a lack of... Read more

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