Guest Post by Steve Baughman: George Floyd and the Evangelist Ravi Zacharias. The Cognitive Dissonance of the Evangelical Industrial Complex When It Comes To Scandal

Steve Baughman is an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. He is also the individual that researched and found the academic issues and other scandals with Ravi Zacharias. With Zacharias’s death I asked Steve Baughman if he would be interested in reflecting on how evangelicalism responded to him and the academic and sexting scandals involving the well known Christian apologist. This is a guest post on how the evangelical industrial complex looked the other way when it came to the scandals with Ravi Zacharias. Continue reading

Why the Problem of Evil is the Best Reason for Rejecting God

In a survey by two atheists in the United Kingdom they found out that most people who walk away from faith and God do so over the problem of evil. This is a post about the problem of evil and how I wrestle with it in the context of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and more. Its my claim that if a person is going to reject faith and God that the best reason to do so is the problem of evil. Continue reading

Canadian Country Singer Tenille Townes Song Expressing Doubt of God is Inspired by Suffering and Loss

Tenille Townes released a rare and raw song in country music that deals with doubt. What led to the song was a tragic car accident of a mini van in New Brunswick, Canada that killed a life just starting. The song focuses on the why and of always asking questions. To an era of uncertainty by instability, school shootings, terrorist attacks and more it hits a nerve with many. Doubt is one of the most healthy of human emotions when it comes to faith. If you haven’t doubted my question is have you lived?  Continue reading

Hillsong Worship Leader Marty Sampson and Considering Evangelical Christian Culture and Doubt

Former Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson explained on Instagram that he is going through a faith crisis. As usual some of the vultures are circling in the sky waiting to devour their prey. This is a brief post on doubt and evangelical culture. This, along with the Josh Harris story shows that evangelicalism is not sustainable in its current context.  Continue reading

Why Josh Harris’ Deconversion From Christianity is a Positive Development, and How Evangelical Christians Are Responding to Him

Recently on Instagram Josh Harris explained that he is no longer a Christian. Harris’ deconversion from Christianity has created a buzz on the internet. This post looks at what happened and explains why this is a positive development for Josh Harris. A faith crisis can be healthy and good and this blog hopes that each reader who processes this post will go through one in their life. The real tragedy in the perspective of this blog is how Josh Harris is being mocked, ridiculed and and attacked by evangelical Christians. This situation shows the insecurity of many evangelicals. Continue reading

Guest Post: A Person’s Experience in Two Evangelical Free Churches in the La Crosse, Wisconsin Area

This is a guest post about someone’s experiences in two separate Evangelical Free churches in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area. In this post you will see two churches through a younger person’s perspective. From dealing with authoritarianism, favoritism, to observing how her Mom was treated and much more. This made an impact on her and not in a positive way. She hopes that in telling this that a discussion can be started about church culture and corruption because in the end this person cares enough to share what transpired 
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