For the last 30 years, I have been swimming upstream, but it seems that the tide is changing. Perhaps, I have not been swimming upstream after all. Like the tidal surge that reaches far upstream in rivers like the Amazon, the Severn and the Wye, and the Qiangtang it could be that the river was … More 30 Years of Swimming Upstream? Halloween, Culture and Church Life
Halloween has become one of the largest, most influential holidays in America, and is gaining ground in other countries as well. It is a day filled with costuming, horror images, candy, and community openness. That combination seems strangely out of synch with sensibility at first glance, but those issues may not be as far apart … More Halloween for Christians: How to Respond to It
“Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Colossians 4:5-6) The assumption in the plethora of 20th century evangelism campaigns, and methods developed in Evangelical church circles tended toward a one-size-fits-all … More God is NOT one-size-fits-all
My friend Robert Goss-Kennedy, a Salem artist took the video. The young man in preaching is a local boy (Austin Coppock – turns out he was just hanging with locals for a couple weeks, and is from Dalton, Georgia – this is an update from my first posting), who I believe attends The True Gospel Baptist … More Young Girl Shouts at Street Preacher video: my response
I just can’t get it out of my head! I really, really want to be a Fundy. How fun does it sound to be a Fun-dy? Of course, my friend Allen Henninger likes to say that the Fundies have taken the “fun” out of fundamental. I am stuck on this thought, partially because I like … More I want to be a Fundamentalist (Part 2)
I want to be a Fundamentalist! Billy Graham started as a fundamentalist. Then he stepped away from the movement in the 50’s, because he wanted to cooperate with other Christians, and fundamentalism was isolating itself from others. Today, people are suggesting that Billy is getting Fundy again (a contention I reject, for a number of … More I want to be a Fundamentalist!