Category Archives: Theological issues

Jesus and Secular Humanism: A Discourse

While coming of age in the 1990s within the realm of conservative Evangelical Christianity, I heard my fair share about the boogeyman.  No, this wasn’t the devil and his henchman although we heard about them too and they are recorded … Continue reading

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Power Religion: The Religious Right, a year of Trump and the corruption of the Gospel

In the year of the orange-haired hellbeast, chaos and corruption reign supreme.  We are just past the annual anniversary of the election of Donald J. Trump and now have an entire calendar year to look at the mounting consequences of America’s … Continue reading

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“Fingers Crossed” Derek Webb’s Uncompromising and Risky Heart Surgery

“Oh God, what have I done/ without Your great permission/ knowing fully of the end at the start/ like a dirty g-ddamn trick/ I either sin as I resist you/ or I do it as I’m doing my part/ so … Continue reading

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The Commercialization of Christmas

Packed and well-lit shopping malls.  Traffic jams.  Massive holiday ad campaigns.  A scorched earth debate about whether or not there is a “war on Christmas”.  The time of year has arrived again.  Santa Claus and his elves arrive in our … Continue reading

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Faith and Brains: An Excerpt From ‘Finding God in the Waves’

Starting to read Mike McHargue’s (Science Mike for those who listen to ‘The Liturgist’s podcast) debut book has been on my to do list for awhile.  I’m quickly discovering that not only is the book an engaging read, it seems … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7:13-22 Sermon (Part 2)

Continued from previous blog post… Matter: With the charge to not be overly righteous or overly wicked, we do see evidence of people in the church and the culture at large not taking Qoheleth’s wise advice to moderate these two … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7:13-22 Sermon (Part 1)

I preached a sermon at Seed Church on April 17, 2016.  Here is the link. One day, I was eating lunch with Phil Higley at Kidd Valley and the topic of our current sermon series at Seed Church was brought … Continue reading

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