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UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

June 22, 2015

A United Church of Christ panel recently examined the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement ahead of the denomination’s General Synod later this week.


Do Conservative Christians Care About the Poor?

June 15, 2015

According to the stereotype, conservative Christians are obsessed with sexual issues like abortion and homosexuality and have no concern for the poor. Is true? If not, why does this stereotype persist?


“Our Father” or Fairy God Mother?

June 9, 2015

The Church of England wants to address God as a female. Does God get a say in this?

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The Call of Conscience

May 20, 2015

In a recent article, I noted UMC Bishop Mel Talbert’s appeal to conscience as a justification for violating the rules of the UMC Book of Discipline which he had agreed to live by. This…

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Easter Hope for Christianity’s Future

April 8, 2015

Is Obama more Christian than David Cameron? Their respective Easter pronouncements might indicate so. The President gave “thanks for the extraordinary sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation” and professed to “rejoice in the…

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Iran’s Spiritual Challenge to American Christians

March 3, 2015

Nine years ago liberal American religious activists like pacifist Jim Wallis of Sojourners created a “Words, Not War, With Iran” coalition to organize against decisive U.S. action against Iran’s nuclear program.  Revealingly they urged:…

Icon of the 21 Christian Martyrs killed by ISIS in Libya by Antoun Rezk (Photo credit: Antoun (Tony) Rezk)

Four Things You Should Read about ISIS & Christianity

February 24, 2015

To provide more understanding about the Islamic State, and how to pray against the demonic forces that control them, here described are four articles that you should read, along with my annotations!

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How American Evangelicals Are NOT Following New Testament Christianity

December 8, 2014

Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances…


The Image We Bear

October 12, 2014

In today’s world, the greatest threat to human dignity is the attack on or rejection of the fundamental belief that men and women bear the image of God.


Praise Songs and Spiritual Pride

August 1, 2014

In my experience, hymn-singing congregations tend to make an effort not to isolate the worship to only the particularly stirring verses. Removing a verse is like removing a chapter from a book…


Tradition: We are Not So Alone

July 18, 2014

Tradition is not a separate entity from your own personal Experience. Tradition is not a dead static heirloom which you may or may not perpetuate…