The latest crisis du jour? The stereotyped characters on The Simpsons are offensive to people who don't like the stereotype. I know: It's a cartoon. That is the easiest, silliest response to this debate. It's just a cartoon. It's just a comedy. Or, as the photo of Apu pointedly says, don't have a cow. But [...]
In just about all churches I've been a part of, communion only takes five minutes and seems like an afterthought to the service. The congregation gets a spiel about how the church doesn't believe in transubstantiation or consubstantiation. There's a comment on why the church isn't using wine. We're reminded we shouldn't partake if we [...]
I went to church today. First time in a few months. A little non-denominational place about an hour from here. It was nice.
Yet another school shooting, yet another day in gun-crazy America. The land of the free where you can't afford health insurance, but by-gawd you can get a weapon designed to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time. We'll swap memes and arguments supporting our differing and varied views. Someone will [...]
I have forgotten how to read Paragraphs swirled; sentences snapped like twigs; and sentiments bled out. The usual, these days. I drag my vision across the page and process little. Half an hour later, I throw down the book and watch some Netflix. Out for dinner with another writer, I said, "I think I've forgotten how [...]
Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death Modern resuscitation was a game-changer for emergency care, but it also blew apart our understanding of what it means to be dead. Without many people returning from the dead to show us otherwise, it was natural to assume, from [...]
One of my oft-mentioned, favorite celebrity pastors, Ed Stetzer, shared a list of his ten most popular articles of 2017. Topping that list was a response to Hank Hanegraaff eschewing Evangelical Christianity for Eastern Orthodox. From that article: Yet, the evangelical bent towards Western individualism has opened the door to an ‘every Bible for itself’ [...]