Church History Sermon Fails To Consider Profound Lesson
In a sermon on the importance of church history, it was argued that the church rather than the biological family was the primary social and psychological relationship in the life of the believer. That might provide a degree of comfort if one’s biological family is urging one to engage in blatantly anti-Biblical behavior. However, such a grandiose sentiment itself needs to be circumscribed by carefully | Read More »
For Thinking It’s So Evil, Preachers Can Certainly Rattle On About Harry Potter’s Specifics
In a discussion of the Harry Potter novels that was broadcast interestingly enough as part of the program that just days before heralded Larry The Cable Guy as a philosophical humorist on par with Will Rogers, the host lamented that 50% of all children in America have read at least one of the novels in that particular series and how said it was that many | Read More »
Has The Pope Abandoned Christianity In Favor Of A Platonic Mormonism?
In addressing the Pontifical Academy Of Sciences, Pope Francis pontificated, “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.” If this wasn’t bad enough, Pope Francis further elaborated, “God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to | Read More »
Church’s Opposition To Holidays Borders On The Cultic
In the equivalent of the self-denunciation that occurs in a variety of cults and Vietcong prisoner of war camps, the congregation of Grace Fellowship Church in Davenport, Iowa celebrate assorted holidays by not only being harangued by their pastor as to what wretched Christians they are if they are caught participating in these festivities but they are also expected to confess to one another just | Read More »
No Obligation To Watch The World Series
The closing segment of the 10/26/2014 episode of Fox News Sunday lamented the decline in the ratings of the World Series over the past few decades. A number on the panel yammered on about that being statistical evidence of Americans no longer being able to delay gratification. Where is it written anywhere that Americans are required to enjoy baseball? Is as much concern expressed on | Read More »
Reflections Upon Ebola
Thomas Friedan of the Centers For Disease Control remarked regarding the Texas nurse that contracted Ebola in the course of treating a patient with the plague that protocols were obviously violated. In other words, it is her own expletive fault. So does the government’s medical establishment enunciate the same flippant dismissiveness regarding those that contract sexually transmitted diseases? Eventually, Friedan did apologize for his remarks. | Read More »
Is The Southern Baptist Missions President More Interested In Your Stuff Than Your Soul?
There is no pleasing some theologians unless you word to the most exacting detail everything the way that they would. A Facebook meme attributed to Southern Baptist International Missions Board president David Platt is quoted as saying the following: “Accept him? Do we really think Jesus needs our acceptance? Don’t we need Him? Jesus is no longer one to be accepted or invited in but | Read More »
Pastor Apparently Selective In What Pagan Practices He Condemns
In a sermon titled “The Satanic Deception Of Halloween” posted at SerrmonAudio.com, Pastor James Cooley details the history of how black cats came to be connected with this autumnal celebration as the spirit familiars of witches and as a result of an alleged Druidic belief that cats were the reincarnated souls of evil people. To this, the podcaster interviewing Pastor Cooley remarked that he knew | Read More »
Apparently Only Certain Deaths Worthy Of Nazarene Reflection
A Maryland Nazarene Church has posted on its Facebook page photos of candles lit for those mourning Michael Brown and in support of the work to end racism. It might be one thing to light a candle on behalf of his memory as a human being. However, if he had not met his parting from this world in a manner that could be exploited to | Read More »
Why Aren’t You Entitled To Know The Background Character Of A Potential Mate?
A pastor remarked that, in a dating relationship, it is not your business if the person is a virgin. However, if a relationship begins to progress beyond the stages of merely going out casually, especially if the person claims to never have been married before, aren’t you entitled to know more about this aspect of an individual’s character? Why shouldn’t someone that has lived a | Read More »