Category Archives: Theological issues

Deconstructing the Deconstruction

One day, I stumbled across a book online called “Death Comes For the Deconstructionist” by Daniel Taylor.  Never read the book.  Hope to read the book which is on my overwhelmingly aspirational list of things to read.  I admire Taylor … Continue reading

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The Problems with “A God Problem”

The recesses of my mind conjure up grateful memories of my experiences back in college.  A fond span of time that will be with me until my prefrontal cortex fails.  This era of my life includes, obviously, my freshman year … Continue reading

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Christmas: A Night of Joy and Darkness

In my life, I cannot think of a time when Christmas did not bring me a deep happiness.  I was incredibly fortunate with no family stresses and other drama during the Yuletide season.   Growing up, my mom used to put … Continue reading

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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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