How Sheboygan Evangelical Free Used Dr. Jeffrey Clark Lynds, MD to Dispel Disinformation About COVID-19 and Promote Expertise

As a dark pandemic works across the United States in March of 2020 Sheboygan Evangelical Free did something unique that is to be commended. In April the church had a doctor, trained in medicine address the COVID-19 pandemic to the congregation and answer questions and provide medical advice. Expertise was displayed. And science shot down conspiracy theories,. In the process Sheboygan Free showed how faith can co-exist with science. That is rare and to be commended. This blog is grateful for the leadership of Gary Hylander Continue reading

#PastorParler Alleged Christian Terrorist Tyler Ethridge and his Beliefs on the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are looking at one of the individuals, a Christian nationalist pastor into the prosperity gospel who participated in the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. This post is going to examine his views on the COVID-19 pandemic and what he thought about the restrictions, COVID testing and possibly vaccines as well. Its a disturbing look into a person who this blog believes is an alleged terrorist drowning in a lot of alternative facts.  Continue reading

Another Reason Why Atheists Should Be Respected: Their Commitment to Science

Science recently found a vaccine for the dreaded coronavirus. Its a modern miracle especially when you consider that it took Jonas Salk seven years to find a vaccine against polio. This blog wants to acknowledge atheist and their commitment to science.  Some of the most successful researchers and scientists have been atheist. Their work has bettered humankind and this blog would like to pose the question. Would they have made scientific breakthroughs if they were wrapped up in religious dogma?  Continue reading

Are Evangelical Christians Fleeing California Vaccine Requirements and Moving to Utah and Idaho? Plus Recalling What Martin Luther Said About Christians and Plagues

An interesting article published in a Utah newspaper in 2020 reported on “Vaccine Refugees” leaving California and moving to Southern Idaho and Northern Utah. Given the rise of the anti-vaxx movement inside evangelicalism, are evangelicals leaving California for Idaho and Utah? That is a question this blog would like to ask. Plus as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its important to remind people what Martin Luther said about Christians who act irresponsibly during a plague. No doubt Martin Lither would tear American evangelicals apart for their culture wars, anti-mask behavior and rejection of science. Continue reading

In a Key Moment in American History Here is How the EFCA Should Roll Out the COVID-19 Vaccine in a Safe, Effective Way for the Denomination

The United States of America is at a key moment in American history now that a COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out. While the rules for the vaccine will differ state by state, this blog has a proposal for how the EFCA should encourage people to take the vaccine. From Kevin Kompelien down to the local EFCA church pastor here is a possible campaign to get people on the same page and take the COVID-19 vaccine. In the process the EFCA can be a force multiplier for the denomination, American evangelicalism and the culture in which it operates in communities across the country. Continue reading