…why aren’t we, as Christians, more concerned with decisions that are clearly ethical, rather than eager to discern who’s more (counter-)culturally agreeable?
A while back, I posted in response to a rather brazen, irrational, and unjust characterization of “all Muslims” by a supposed leader within our own Christian faith. … Here’s a new piece of that evidence [he was wrong], a video in which Muslims deliberately and publicly denounce ISIS as “Islamic” at all; I urge you to watch it, for the sake of our faith and for the sake of human beings in general:
Don’t worry, I’m not getting immoral. I’m just getting political. Why I’m getting political would be a good question to ask…of myself. Most of the time when I do, I’m not entirely sure I want to be, and yet I’ve no idea how not to be. That last point is one of the reasons I’m… Continue reading How Far Is Too Far?
To all my Jewish friends: thank you for your friendship; may you see your blessings returned 100-fold! +MSH
Register to vote! Because the deadline’s fast approaching, we’re thankful that God “determined…the boundaries” of our “dwelling place” (Acts 17:26), and voting’s important, yo:
We’ve all been there: a friendly question turns into a pointed question; a well-meaning discussion turns into a heated argument. Words flow like a dam-burst, and the damage might as well be subject to an agency for interpersonal disaster relief. But what if we could prevent the cracks in the dam in the first place?… Continue reading The Danger of “Prooftexting”
This isn’t merely about changing stations; it’s about parental encouragement, about the welfare of a nation and its children.
At first blush, it appears the Interwebz are crawling with religious articles that beg to be picked apart. And no, I don’t mean articles written in the 1970s, or five years ago, or even last year.
Today’s lucky contestant is Dale Martin, a professor of religious studies featured in an article published this very Thursday, September 18, about new ideas as to the “real reasons” behind Jesus’ crucifixion for Newsweek. Mr. Martin, sir, please come on down.
At CU, this day of the week is now “Q&A Fridays”!
What does that mean? Nothing special…except that you can ask whatever you want! And you’ll get honest answers (even there isn’t one)!
Just a note: Churched, Unchurched now has a Facebook page! Two ways to like it, if you’re feeling especially gracious:
Click the FB Like box on the left side of the page.
Go straight to the page at https://www.facebook.com/churchedunchurched and encourage the love there!
The main hope here is that we as the Church recognize the value of our history, the value of all available manuscripts, and the value of God’s choice to place us in this particular culture, with this particular language, at this particular time.