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 »
Analysts Rush To Defense Of NFL Player Accused Of Child Abuse
Charles Barkley insists that the beating of children by athletes should be overlooked because that form of discipline is a “Southern Black thing”. Will he be suspended from his broadcasting duties like the correspondent that simply asked why Janay Rice would deliberately marry a known domestic abuser? Will Black media personalities insisting that the beating of their youth by parents is just the way things | Read More »
Southern Baptist Missions President Applauds Family Neglect In God’s Name
In a sermon titled “The Gospel Demands Sacrifice” posted at YouTube, President of the Southern Baptist International Missions Board Daniel Platt emphasized the Gospel requirement that our love for Christ should surpass even what we have for family. As an example, Pastor Platt praised John Bunyan who was tossed into prison for refusing to stop preaching when ordered to by Anglican authorities despite the hardship | Read More »
Halloween Sermon Exposes Minister’s Desire For Religious Dictatorship
In part one of a sermon series titled “Halloween: A Biblical Critique Of James Jordin & American Vision”, Brian Schwertly of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America did not argue against the autumnal celebration on the traditional grounds that the celebration was pagan per say. Rather he argued against it from the standpoint of the Reformed belief against the impropriety of man authorizing holy | Read More »
Headline Potpourri #60
Professed Communist Van Jones insists that unarmed Black males have been gunned down all summer long. No doubt primarily by other Black males. So if it is established that the police officer in the Missouri shooting was defending himself, does that mean Southern Baptist propagandist Russell Moore intend to recant his racial pandering and instead publish a blog column on the need to respect law | Read More »
Is Chief Southern Baptist Missionary More Eager To Bash America Than Convert The Heathen?
David Platt has been elected president of the Southern Baptist International Missions Board. The pastor is also author of “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream”. A description of the tome at Amazon.com reads, “It’s easy for the American Christian to forget how Jesus said how his followers would actually live…They would, he [Jesus] said , leave behind security, money, even family for | Read More »
Pastor Would Make Church Membership More Like Prison Sentence
According to Pastor Corey Dyksta in a sermon posted at SermonAudio.com on the topic of church membership and separation, a Christian is only allowed to withdraw membership from a congregation over profound doctrinal disagreement or error. But what if an individual can find a church of comparable teaching that is a better subjective or existential fit? Why should someone in the name of an outdated | Read More »
Should Churches Purge Members That Minister Beyond Denominational Limitations?
In response to learning of a number in her district that pursued ordination online, a United Methodist bishop posted on a blog a threat to withdraw from membership anyone she catches committing this crime against the church. Now would that be a punishment or a reward to be forced off this sinking denominational ship? The bishop justifies such a hardline position because, “It is an | Read More »
A Moral Analysis Of Physician Assisted Suicide
It is often difficult to judge someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes. As such, one of the most challenging situations imaginable would be for someone in optimal health to counsel the terminally ill as to the proper response to legal physician-assisted suicide. In this contentious debate, ghouls in lab coats give those wracked with the most horrible of afflictions the impression | Read More »