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The United States Flag at the Front of YOUR Church is Blasphemous

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  *Originally Published May 2014     A United States soldier processed the flag of the United States of America in to our sanctuary as we stood at attention singing “God Bless America.”  The veterans in our midst were honored as we sang the “Star Spangled Banner.”  The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” proceeded the […]

Lenten Remix 35: The Occasional Heresy of Conversation

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    When faced with a woman’s impending execution, Jesus got down in the dirt with her. If the stones had flown, Jesus would’ve died. Jesus didn’t entertain any conversation. Jesus remained silent and got down in the dirt. In our culture, we keep seeing people thrown in the dirt. Instead of joining the oppressed […]

The Heresy of Quiet Times

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  “Jesus happens in quiet times.” Growing up, I remember a minister consistently using this line to guilt us into regular quiet times. We were told that these daily times of personal prayer and Bible study were what made us Christians. We were not alone. Throughout the Christian faith, there exists this strange idea that […]

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