Are Thoughts and Prayers Helping?

God is in control. I bet you have heard that one a lot lately. Hurricane Irma has inspired many reassuring memes about how we only need to put our trust in God. But what will God do for you if you suddenly find yourself in the path of a hurricane? Most Christians do understand that…

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Weekly Bible Studies in the White House

Should we be concerned about weekly bible studies in the White House? Capitol Ministries has been delivering the gospel to public servants since 1996. This is nothing new. They believe they have been commanded by God to spread the good news to political leaders as part of fulfilling The Great Commission. If you are interested…

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Rape, Incest, and Ignoring My Free Will

I have seen Oklahoma State Representative George Faught’s face in my social media feeds far too many times today. Maybe you have, too. He is responsible for yet another Christian anti-abortion bill that would ban abortion in cases of abnormalities or Down Syndrome – with no exceptions for rape or incest. People are tearing him…

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Is a Praying Coach Congress? Matt Walsh Is Still Clueless.

Alright, America. I think it’s clear we need to prepare ourselves for a new round of “Let’s Bring God Back Into the Classroom,” brought to us by Christians who don’t know how to stop while they’re ahead. If you regularly follow news stories challenging the separation of church and state, you know the law is…

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Saving Christmas in Knightstown

The people of Knightstown, Indiana have taken up their crosses to protect themselves against a local grinch stealing their Christmas. The trouble started when they placed a religious symbol in the town square, and one of their own understood the problem with that:   Joseph Tompkins, the resident who filed the lawsuit, told Eyewitness News…

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This Is Not Part of God’s Plan

If you believe in the Christian Bible, you have at least a vague idea about what might be on God’s agenda. You have read Revelations and watched Jack Van Impe, and you are pretty sure you know how this all ends. And so, I suspect, you are already 100% certain that God is NOT planning…

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You Have No Idea, Matt Walsh

    For once I agree with Matt Walsh. Like him, I am heartbroken for the family in Florida whose child was pulled away from them by an alligator; and I know it just as easily could have happened to us. Any of us. His post about this family came up in my news feed…

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A Fool At Heart: Believing God’s Not Dead

I know more than a few good, intelligent people who are Christians. Some of them have let their own emotions get the better of them. I have friends who cannot bring themselves to talk to me because I write about losing faith. I read posts by Christian bloggers who seem to have lost focus on…

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A Complimentary Uproar

There is a photo that was posted on Facebook last Easter; and again this year I found it popping up in my news feed. It shows three New York City skyscrapers lit up with crosses on Easter Sunday, 1956. The caption reads: The NYC skyline during Easter of 1956. There would probably be an uproar…

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A Christian Partnership with Hate.

American right-wing evangelicals who like their politics are getting a rude wake up call this election season. They have been telling themselves Republicans are god’s party for so long, they actually started to believe it. Then Donald Trump showed up to shine a light on the wide range of what passes as Christianity in this…

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A Level Playing Field

You may have noticed there is a rebellion brewing among those Christians in America who believe their faith is under attack. Every day there’s another story in the news about someone standing up for their Christian right to discriminate biblically or pray openly. Government and school officials across the country are taking a stand for…

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The Things We Must Tolerate

Today’s post was inspired by Ufuomaee, a Christian blogger I have had many online conversations with. I found one of her recent posts to be difficult to swallow, and since I felt too overwhelmed by mental arguments to respond, I simply let it go. But today I thought maybe I would write a post clarifying…

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Creation Arguments for Christmas!

Today we received a Christmas gift in the mail from my sister-in-law: What You Aren’t Being Told About Astronomy (Volumes I and II). I assume many of you are familiar with it. If not, you can watch it for free on YouTube. I’m not going to review it. I watched it, but I hardly paid…

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Distracted by God

I know. I’m not posting as much as usual. I just started a new job in a whole new industry, so my mind has been elsewhere lately. I’m sure you can understand. Distractions happen. Life happens. I’ve been experiencing a bit of that nagging feeling that I should be reading other blogs and paying attention…

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Do People of Faith Make Better Leaders?

Carly Fiorina isn’t trying to get my vote. I know it, and she knows it. So is it surprising that she would alienate voters like me entirely? No. Is it a good idea? Much like the sincerity of her faith, that may be irrelevant. But I’d still like to talk about her bullshit views on…

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Regretting an Abstinence Education

Someday you’ll regret it. If there is one message that rang through loud and clear during my teenage years it was that sex was something to regret. Virginity was sacred. You can’t get it back. Wait until you are ready and give that gift to the right one, otherwise when the right one comes along…

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You of Little Faith, Why Are You So Afraid?

Do Christians really believe god is in control? I know from my own experience that faith should always be a work in progress, but god being in control is a pretty basic principle. Nothing happens without god’s approval. It’s all part of his plan. I know it’s been a while, but I still understand the rules. Where…

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Christians Making Fools of Themselves

  I have a relative who is always sharing things from Allen West’s Facebook page. This mostly means I see a lot of articles from a website called Young Conservatives in my news feed, which is the worst of the worst. They are so absurd that I seldom click on these links, but the other day I…

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