The United States is Not a Christian Nation, Lets Address This False Claim; Plus Bill Maher on Evangelical Christians and Hypocrisy

This post explores why the United States is not a Christian nation. This also looks at why there is no covenant between God and the United States, and why Paul did not desire to change Rome through political means. Next why we Christians need to stop engaging in party politics permanently. Also this looks at the latest commentary by Bill Maher on evangelical Christians and hypocrisy. Is it a coincidence that we have gone from Mark Driscoll’s pussified nation to Donald Trumps’ grab them by the pussy culture? This post is the closest I will look at Christians and politics, and its created in part due to an event at McLean Presbyterian Church this Friday night. Continue reading

Why Write about Church Corruption, Systemic and Systematic Issues? Lessons from the Creation of the National Park Service in 1916

The National Park Service turns 100 this month. Over a century ago a number of people had the vision, and drive to preserve national parks. They ran into difficulty, and went against the culture at the time. In time they convinced others that places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and others deserved protection. Religious bloggers are similar in that we love the church too much to keep it as is. We love the church and write and endure difficulty so that others will not. We write so that a person can attend an Evangelical Free Church or Southern Baptist Church in 2050 and worship in peace. Continue reading

How to Respond to a Faith Crisis? An Agnostic Tries the Church and Learns the Church Cannot Help

An agnostic decides to maybe try the church to see if he can find answers to the problem of evil, and other doubts. This is the experience of Eagle in 2012 and 2013. Its his story of gathering his courage to walk into many churches in the Washington, D.C. area and hopefully find answers to the doubts which caused him to lose faith. As he would learn in time many churches would be incapable of helping. This is his journey in asking for help from McLean Presybterian, many non-denominational, an Evangelical Free, Methodist, and others. Along the way he discovers how un-healthy many churches are and he sees the tainted DNA from Mark Driscoll, Neo-Calvinism and Seeker Sensitive affect many places or worship in the 2012 until 2013 period. Continue reading