Recommended Reads: Russell Moore on Jesus Being Angry on White Supremacy; Plus Jayson Bradley on how if Pastors Aren’t Discussing Racism they Need to Turn Over the Microphone

Two recommended reads that are a response to the Neo-Nazi riot and demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. Russell Moore writes an article for the Washington Post asking if the church is angry about white supremacy. Then a former pastor in Washington State writes about how pastors need to speak about racism. If they are not then they need to pass the microphone to someone else.  Continue reading

The Season of my Discontent: When the Evangelical Christians are Wrong, the Atheists are Correct, and the Neo-Calvinists Surprise Me; A Reflection on the Neo-Nazi Rally in my Home State of Virginia

A quick post that is a response to the Nazi rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Its time to speak up and condemn Nazism which has no place in the United States. Not now, and not ever. We didn’t fight Nazism in Europe in World War II only to have it spring up in the United States. The resurgence in the alt-right which Donald Trump exploited needs to be condemned. This is about the season of my discontent when regular evangelicals are wrong, and the atheists and Neo-Calvinists are correct.  Continue reading

Redeeming Grace Church’s Kenneth Maresco’s Selective Memory

This is a look at a recent post by Kenneth Maresco at Redeeming Grace Church on showing compassion, mourning with others and caring. This post asks the question did Kenneth Maresco care about those who were abused at either SGM Fairfax or Covenant Life? Does he show empathy, deep concern and a desire to walk with those who were hurt under the leadership or Mark Mullery or other individuals? In the spirit of John Piper Kenneth’s blog post at Redeeming Grace Church is a wasted blog post.  Continue reading

How About Them Cubbies! The Reconciliation of Steve Bartman and the Chicago Cubs, and What the Evangelical Christian Church Can Learn

The Chicago Cubs and Steve Bartman reconcile and resolve a lot of pain. In the process the Cubs show a lot of grace, forgiveness, and how reconciliation and healing is possible. Its yet another example of how the world can often do a better job in showing grace than the evangelical Christian church. As Harry Carey would say, “How about those Cubbies!”  Continue reading