by: Benjamin L. Corey Dan Haseltine, lead singer of Jars of Clay, is learning the hard way that questions are frowned upon in these parts. After a show in Australia he was invited to sit on a panel discussion where some of the co-panelists were lobbyists fighting against the legalization of same sex marriage. After … More Shot For Asking A Question: What We Can Learn From The Jars of Clay Fallout
Age of intolerance: the war on religion November 2, 2013 In Somalia, al-Shabab, which slaughtered scores of people at a Kenyan shopping mall in September, has reportedly vowed to kill every Somali Christian. Adjust font size Read Later By Barney Zwartz As Christian villager Asia Bibi languished in a Pakistani jail awaiting death by hanging … More Persecution? Are you being killed or raped for your faith?
Apart from being involved at the beginning of science, systems of government, philosophy, art, schools, hospitals, the emancipation of women, the abolition of slavery, social welfare, helping form the basis of the moral code most people live by and introducing popular notions of justice, mercy, decency and compassion … what has Christianity ever really done … More Really what has Christianity done for the world?
Determining the authorship of Mark poses some problems, as the text itself is anonymous. However the support for Mark as author from the early Church Fathers is almost universal. Eusebius records Papias’ assertion that Mark, a disciple of Peter’s and his interpreter, wrote down accurately what Peter had said regarding the Lord. This Mark has … More Mark: Provenance, Authorship and Literary Style. Pt II
You may or may not be aware of the furor that World Vision opening their employment policy (and then 2 days rescinding that decision) to gay men and women has caused over in the US – but the behavior of the bullying right has been nothing short of blackmail…accept what we believe or have our … More I’m angry and disgusted with the US Christian Right
This is the first in a three part series where we will look at the Gospel of Mark, seeking to understand a little of the reasons for accepting it’s primacy over the other three gospels (in terms of being the earliest written or not), authorship and whether or not a brand new literary style was … More Mark: Provenance, Authorship and Literary Style. Pt I
Depending on which church you belong to and what denomination, communion, or the Eucharist, or Mass may or may not play a central part in the lived worship experience you engage in weekly. There are stark differences between the traditions of each church, from the ancient wording and liturgical ‘performance’ of the Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, … More Reclaiming the Centrality of the Eucharist as an act of worship
His grand-daughter, Meghan Phelps Roper, who left the church two years ago posted, ‘I’m so sorry for the harm he caused. That we all caused. But he could be so kind and wonderful. I wish you all could have seen that, too. I understand those who don’t mourn his loss, but I’m thankful for those … More Fred Phelps, of Westbro Baptist Church has died
Title: Against Calvinism Author: Roger E. Olson Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Zondervan – 2011 Language: English Amazon Introduction First off, I am not at all unbiased in the infamous Calvinism v. Arminianism debates. In fact, I’ve been more than a little complicit in making them contentious at times. In the past, I have spent many a night, up late, “debating” … More To Kill a Tulip: A Review of Against Calvinism by Roger Olson by TC Moore
American Jesus Madness 2014 – 1st Round Breakdown In the time honored (4 year) tradition that is American Jesus Madness, I like to offer a breakdown of the first round matchups as a guide of sorts to voting. Who or what you vote for and why is, of course, completely up to you, but I … More Part Christian Celebrity Smack Down, Part Christian Fantasy League