Secular Humanist Compiliation: David Silverman from American Atheist on how Atheists Should not Tolerate Intolerance, The Secular Student Alliance Moves to Los Angeles, California Under a Cloud and Other Secular News

This is a compilation of a number of issues going on in the secular humanist and atheist realm. David Silverman writes a solid article about how atheists cannot tolerate intolerance. The Secular Student Alliance is moving to Los Angeles while facing a revolt and dealing with allegations of sexual harassment. And the Freedom from Religion Foundation is challenging pastors housing being tax exempt. Some of the issues in this post I would like to dive into more detail about in separate articles in the future.  Continue reading

Evangelical Christians and Voting: Some Personal Thoughts as well as Doug Quenzer from The Orchard in Door County, Wisconsin on the Topic

This is a follow up post to what I wrote about Roy Moore. How should a person vote? How should they weigh the issues? This also looks at the flawed thinking of some evangelical voters. Part of this post comes from an EFCA Church blog at The Orchard in Door County, Wisconsin.  Continue reading

The United States Senate Race in Alabama and the Culture Wars; Plus the Issues Dogging Roy Moore and the Problem of Evangelical Christians Embracing an Alleged Child Molester

Roy Moore is involved in a controversial Senate race in Alabama. Moore a favorite of evangelicals for fighting their culture wars and was hit with allegations of child molestation by the Washington Post. As the scandal grew many evangelicals dug in and reaffirmed their support of Roy Moore. Russell Moore from the Southern Baptist’s ERLC got involved in tearing apart Roy Moore’s evangelical defenders. Today’s post at The Wondering Eagle deals with the controversial Senate race in Alabama, evangelical Christianity’s culture wars,  the issue of child molestation, and national politics all clashing together.  Continue reading

Jessica Cole on the Vital Role Women Play in the Church (EFCA Eastern District Conference)

A response to Jessica Cole’s talk as given at the Eastern District Conference at Faith Church in October of 2017. The wife of the Eastern District Superintendent spoke about the vital role women can play in the church.  This professional talk is going to run into problems especially as the EFCA is struggling with Neo-Calvinism. This post is a response to that talk in line with the other post I penned about the Eastern District Conference. Continue reading

Evangelicals and the Environment: Some Thoughts After Visiting Glacier National Park in Montana

This is an article that was inspired by visiting Glacier National Park in Montana recently. Amidst the majesty of the crown jewel of the National Park Service a thought popped in my head. Why don’t evangelicals care about the environment? Why do many reject climate change? Is it due to anti-intellectualism or a desire to bring about global warming to usher in the end-times? Where do evangelicals stand on this topic as compared to more mainstream Protestants and Catholics?  Continue reading

How the Sovereign Grace Ministry Child Sex Abuse Scandal Makes the Nashville Statement Worthless

A look at the Nashville Statement and how it was made worthless by the Sovereign Grace Ministries child sex abuse scandal. This looks at the Nashville Statement briefly and asks the question, how could C.J. Mahaney sign such a statement? So being gay or certain forms of sexual activity is sin; yet the alleged cover-up of the rape of a child is fine? Plus the timing of the statement was really awful considering Hurricane Harvey and the Neo-Nazi riot in Charlottesville, VirginiaContinue reading