Tag: christianity

Famous Last Words:”Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”

Luke 23v33-34, CEB When they arrived at the place called The Skull, they crucified him, along with the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” They drew lots…

Spiritual Charlotte Podcast

This morning I took part in the Spiritual Charlotte podcast, for a series they are doing about the Bible.

Jesus Doesn’t Want To Give Us That Old-Time Religion 

There’s an old gospel song that we used to sing when I was a kid. It went like this: Give me that old-time religion Give me that old-time religion Give me that old-time religion It’s good enough for me Then there were several verses…

The Strength of Weakness

We have an addiction to power. The “we” here is fluid; you can plug in many different words into that placeholder and it will still be a true statement.  Americans have an addiction to power. Christians have an addiction to power. Politicians have an…

Freedom of Religion*

Pew Research Center (PRC) released a study last year that covered a seven year span, from 2007 to 2014. According to the study, in that seven year period, the Christian share of the population fell from 78.4% to 70.6%. That’s a 7.8% drop in seven years….

Orthowhatxy?

What makes us think that the whole point of all this is having the right beliefs?

Of This, I Am Certain: Letting Go of What We Can’t Have and Don’t Need

The voices that shaped my earliest religious memories were well intended. They passed on to me the understandings and traditions that had been handed to them by their parents and grandparents, pastors and Sunday school teachers. I say this as a preamble, a disclaimer…

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