Christianity Archives

  1. A Calvinist arrives at the gates of heaven…

    He sees that there are two lines going in. One has a sign that reads “predestined,” and the other, “free will”. He naturally heads to the predestined line. While waiting, an angel comes and asks him “Why are you in this line?” He replies, “Because I chose it.” The angel looks surprised, “Well, if you…

  2. The Four Horsemen and The United States →

    I’m not sure what to say about this article, other than it’s immediately relevant for everyone. I know the author personally, though will respect the authors anonymity. I believe this will end up being a seminal reading for me as it so expertly addresses and focuses the political feelings and worries I’ve had towards all…

  3. Easter, Marriage, and Other Things

    NB: I really appreciate the discussion that has occurred over the last week. Instead of addressing each reply individually, I am trying to collectively address some of larger issues I saw as I read through all the comments. I was discussing with some friends that the Supreme Court taking up constitutionality of same-sex marriage this…

  4. Waiting and the Power and Efficacy of Good Works

    arguing-for-jesus

    People frustrate me1, it’s hard for me to even find a word that appropriately reflects my sentiment. It feels like mass ignorance. I see so many things wrong with the world, religion included — there are so many people who do things in the name of Christ that are downright unchristian and not supported by…

  5. Dreaming About Tomorrow

    Generally, I try to be content with how things are. This has been a challenging mix of rejecting the status quo when I believe it is required but also not getting sucked in by Shinny Object Syndrome (rushing off to the next latest and greatest thing, what I think George Leonard would call “The Dabbler”1).…

  6. Church and Sexuality

    Chauncey linked to this the other day, and I finally had a chance to read it; I think this is a great conversation to be having: From teamchauncey.wordpress.com: It seems to me that many of us Christians are born, raised, and taught with a giant elephant in the room. That elephant would be sexuality. Most…

  7. The Discussion Continues

    After church today, several people asked me if it was my blog that Pastor George Hinman had referenced in receiving over 13,000 hits in matter of days. Unfortunately, my blog only gets around 600 hits a day. However, I have noticed that my blog does get a fair amount of hits from people searching for…

  8. Divergence with Hope

    Events of the last few weeks, and in fact, the last few months have left me feeling uncertain at best about the church I grew up in as a kid and decided to return to as an adult after college. While I can see the path that has been laid out before us, I am…

  9. YMM Root Cause Analysis

    A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a Planning Meeting for YMM: UPC Senior Staff have asked a team from the Human Resources Committee to look at the current situation in the YMM Department from an HR perspective and make recommendations for a framework to move toward near-term resolution of key issues…