Carolyn McCulley Boasts of How Redeemer Arlington is Doing Church in the COVID-19 Era, While Neglecting My Spiritual Abuse Mess From Redeemer

On Twitter Carolyn McCully boasts of how Redeemer Arlington is doing church during the COVID-19 era. Her boasts are problematic in light of the unresolved spiritual abuse situation that has adversely affected my family.  Either Carolyn is exhibiting cognitive dissonance or she doesn’t know her Bible. If so I can teach her a thing or two.  Continue reading

Tim Spanburg of Christ Community Church in Shawnee Mission, Kansas Pleads With Evangelicals to Wear Face Masks so His Son Can Go to Church

This blog previously wrote about evangelicals and face masks in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over at Christ Community Church in Shawnee Mission, Kansas Tim Spanning writes a passionate blog post asking for evangelicals to wear face masks. Why? His son is at high risk for COVID-19 and he would like for his son to be able to come to church again.  Continue reading

Wearing My Face Mask in CVS Pharmacy. Let’s Make a Concerted Effort to All Wear Our Face Masks So that the Vulnerable Can Live Life Again

This post is about the issue of face masks and the COVID-19. In it I recount my challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic as an asthmatic and how other people’s wearing (or not wearing) a face mask impacts me. Why do masks have to be a part of the culture war? We are getting hammered by COVID-19 and other countries are much farther ahead on this topic. Continue reading

A Response to Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers From Lindsborg, Kansas and his Thoughts on God and Suffering

Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers did a video about suffering and God as the COVID-19 pandemic was starting in the United States. While he means well, this blog would like to point out some problems with evangelicalism and the issue of pain and suffering. This post is another perspective to Greg. Continue reading

Russell Moore on Protecting the Elderly in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Reflecting on an Older New York Times Op-Ed in Light of the Growing Coronavirus Situation in Texas

Back in March some of the Christian nationalists were arguing that it was okay to sacrifice the elderly for the sake of the economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said that it was time for the elderly to be sacrificed. That they should die for the sake of their grandchildren. Against that train of thought Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist’s Ethic’s and Religious Liberty Commission responded in a New York Times op-ed. Today, over three months later the United States is watching a growing disaster take place in Texas with a soaring COVID-19 infection starting to overwhelm the system. This post looks at what Russell Moore argued and reveals how his words have aged well. In contrast the Christian nationalists have not. Continue reading

A Collection of What The Gospel Coalition Published About the COVID-19 Pandemic During April and May of 2020

The Gospel Coalition has been quite active in writing and offering a theological response to the COVID-19 pandemic since it took off in the United States in March. This blog monitors The Gospel Coalition for trends, issues and perspectives. The Gospel Coalition represents the Neo-Calvinists viewpoint. In this post are a number of articles that were published during the April and May time frame that this blog wanted to capture.  Continue reading

The Lonely Death of Nan Durrett From COVID-19 as Told in Baptist News Global

In the Baptist New Global they had a disturbing article about someone dealing with COVID-19. How she became infected and how she died isolated and alone. Its hard to read but the op-ed points to how the United States needs to take better care of seniors. And from my point of view it also illustrates why the COVID-19 virus needs to be taken seriously. A virus will not discriminate  between young and old. Black or white. A virus like this doesn’t care and will leave a lot of death in its wake. Continue reading

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exposing the Divide Between the Young and the Elderly in American Evangelicalism

American evangelicalism has long been focused on the young. As such the elderly are routinely neglected. However, we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and that generation divide between the young and the old will be made worse by this medical crisis. Expect to see the further estrangement of the elderly by many evangelical churches as churches try to reopen. Continue reading