Tag Archives: Christianity

Christianity in Decline

An article published last month in the Pew Research Center observing that fewer people living in the United States call themselves Christians has generated a lot of discussion recently. Atheists and agnostics are on the rise, and ex-Christians now represent … Continue reading

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What is Your Foundation?

What if you came to the conclusion that the Bible is unreliable? How would such knowledge impact your relationship with God? The way you answer that question may identify the foundation of your faith. Although most Christians would agree that … Continue reading

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Kingdom of the World vs Kingdom of God

Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice, is standing up to ISIS as the terror group tries to stamp out Christianity in Iraq and Syria. The group is accepting foreign recruits, as are other … Continue reading

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Authentic Christianity

Last week I had a few days when it seemed that everything I attempted to do failed. What should have been a twenty minute job replacing a wax seal on a toilet turned into a three day marathon that climaxed … Continue reading

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Christian Transformers

When I was 22 I fell in love with a Christian girl who was straight as an arrow in my estimation, so I cleaned the pot seeds out of the glove compartment of my El Camino and decided to return … Continue reading

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Loren’s Blog

I’ve found in my life I’m much more encouraged by the person who has similar struggles as I do and openly shares them than I am by the spiritual giant with all the answers.  I can relate to a human … Continue reading

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Second Hand Embarrassment

Confession: I am extremely prone to what my family calls “second hand embarrassment.” My daughter came up with this term because there is nothing in the English language to describe this. Continue reading

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Building Blocks

One of the common experiences of people who’ve left religious institutions is to feel as though “I need to be doing something more than I am, moving forward in some (defined) direction.” Continue reading

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A New Commission

It’s been years since I’ve watched Christian programming on TV. I’m certain there are many decent, God loving  folks in the business, but I couldn’t stick around to find out. Too often, it made me feel that if I ran as fast … Continue reading

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Finding Focus

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others … Continue reading

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