Trouble with Truth

blurry church

Some high-profile Christian writers/teachers instruct pastors to be careful about letting their congregations know exactly what they believe. And there are church websites that show a rather traditional statement of faith, even though it doesn’t quite match up with the beliefs of some of the staff or with certain practices there. Some church sites say vague things like, “We have…

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Do What He Says. Period.

sticky note with exclamation point

In C. S. Lewis’s book 6 of the Narnia series, The Silver Chair, Aslan has given the children four signs to remember, which will help them through their upcoming treacherous journey. Aslan urges them to “remember, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you…

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About OM: Um…

statue of Krishna

This post is based on what I gleaned from an article titled “What Does Chanting Om Mean?” The entire website where that article appears is designed to help Christians feel OK about doing yoga. Frankly, I don’t see how that article can have anything but the opposite effect. Origin of om The very first paragraph directly ties the word to…

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Impact of the Church

People wearing "Volunteer" Tshirts

In a previous post, “Why People Have Left the Church,” I touched on the damage the emergent church has done with their shouting that the church isn’t doing anything and probably never has. Of course, that isn’t true. Though every group has its bad apples, the fact is that the church at large is so often on the forefront of…

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