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Was Jesus Gay?

Recently, Sir Elton John referred to Jesus as “a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man.” The publishing of such a statement is bound to stir up some trouble in certain parts of the Christian community, and it has.  But what does such a thought and the various reactions to it tell us about the nature of religion – Christianity in particular – and how we approach it?  Here are some of my thoughts.  I hope you’ll share yours. Continue reading

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Interesting figures…

A recent article by Newsweek’s religion editor, Lisa Miller, makes some interesting observations about recent religious polling.  I think though that the observations are something that many of us have begun to see in our own experience and in conversations with others.  Miller points out that “recent poll data show that we are conceptually, at least, becoming more like Hindus…”  And, in reference to the ever-proof-texted John 14:6, Miller claims that the data show that “Americans are no longer buying it.”  But will this tide continue to rise; are we really becoming more theologically Hindu?  Must Christianity really change or die? Continue reading

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Cursing God

A hammer to the thumb or a thumb in the eye, wrong is always bound to happen.  Wrong is a normal way of life.  Perhaps things going wrong in life is one of the most “normal” things.  Have you ever known anyone who Continue reading

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God & Atheists: They were made for each other.

God is not love. God is not great. God is not wisdom. God is not strength. God does not exist. No, I am not an atheist. Continue reading

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Faith v. Works

Faith v. Works, it’s a case that has been on trial among Christians for centuries. Just like many wars, I suspect that some blindly follow its cause. Some followers don’t even know its origin or even what they’re fighting for after being so Continue reading

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Hellbent on Hell

Why in heaven’s name does it seem that most Christians are hellbent on not being open to the idea that Hell may not be eternal?  This one really befuddles me.  It’s right for Christians to believe Continue reading

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The Pit of Despair

For once I’m going to write about something that is beside the point… Hell.  I can only imagine the gasps among the traditional Christian readers.  But, please hear me out.  As a forewarning, Continue reading

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