I’m finally getting around to reading Puritans at Play by Bruce C. Daniels. It’s been in my library for a decade or more, and right from the start it speaks to a concept I’ve struggled with, in one way or another, my entire life. The New England Reverend Benjamin Colman called it “Sober Mirth” —..
People wonder why I attend a house church. Isn’t it obvious? Blogger Matt Walsh is upset with Christians in South Carolina, for voting Donald Trump in big numbers, but we should all ask ourselves the question: why would we expect anything else? Why would we expect self-identified Christians to be sophisticated policy thinkers? Why would..
God Works With Outsiders, Not the Lords of the Motorcade John Boehner, before announcing his departure as speaker of the house, is said to have become uncharacteristically confessional to a Washington Post reporter, when describing his papal encounter. The speaker pointed to the very spot where the papal feet had trod and wondered, out loud,..
Fellow believer, let me tell you something: If you voted for Obama, or for 96% of those Democratic senators, you helped make the continued killing of children by Planned Parenthood possible.
Picture the children of Israel marching closer to the promised land, and they encounter some really vile Canaanites. I’m talking real cannibals here. They are covered with greasy soot, caked on their faces by the burning of their own children in altars kept smouldering to Molech. They smell of gore and greed, and their spears..
Fooled you. This is NOT about sex. This is about people who call themselves “believers” and only appear to have a very thin thread of actual scripture in their mental wardrobe. They quote the same verses over and over and over again. If the Bible were clothing, they would be wearing a G string. In..
First of all, good luck. I am about to offend a few of you, but there just aren’t that many real Christian fellowships out there. How do I know this? Well, let’s see: Bruce Jenner would be a good place to start. Whenever you pile up your groceries at the supermarket check-out and you see..
You won’t hear scripture quoted very much, over Sashimi in Santa Monica or among biscuit nibblers at the Yale Club in Manhattan; the words of the Bible make the well heeled and the hip look away, awkwardly, as though you were trying to sign them up for a multi-level marketing program. They see scripture as..
I will avoid the temptation to render a judgment about films and books I haven’t examined and limit myself to this observation about the “50 Shades of Gray” phenomenon: the longing for sexual fulfillment, in this world, certainly does take many bizarre forms. Can we all agree on at least that much? As I write..
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends. — Proverbs 14:20 Want to stay spiritually closer to your kids and grandkids? Start a family business. Money makes for friendship, this I know — for the Bible tells me so. Most folks have a hard time admitting that, or allowing for..