Pilate and the modern Christian (Mondays with MacDonald)

“Pilate asked him, ‘What is truth?’” — John 18:38a Pilate thereupon—as would most Christians nowadays, instead of setting about being true—requests a definition of truth, a presentation to his intellect in set terms of what the word ‘truth’ means; but instantly, whether confident of the uselessness of the inquiry, or intending to resume it when […]

Monday, October 26th, 2015

What the forgiveness in Charleston requires of us

It is a wonderful and important turn of events that relatives and friends of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal are showing forgiveness toward the shooter. Relatives of the nine people shot down during a Bible study session inside their historic black church confronted the 21-year-old suspect Friday during his initial […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Love is a verb with feelings

A friend of mine shared a recent post on the blog, “A Holy Experience”. The blogger, author/speaker Ann Voskamp, was so moved by the plight of poor Iranians that she visited Iran in a relief effort. She’s written a bit of other stuff regarding the humanitarian crisis there, but this was the first I ran across. There are […]

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The Disillusioned, the Defenders, and me

What in the world am I trying to do with this site? Who am I writing for? Who do I expect to come away with something of value? I ask myself these questions periodically. Am I a “faith” blogger or a “skeptic” blogger? The posts I write criticizing aspects of evangelicalism are the most popular, […]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

“Homosexual Christians”? Really?

I have the depressing feeling that this will fall on deaf ears among most of those it’s intended for. But I’ve got to try. A friend reacted with disbelief after reading the description of the [ad hoc] Podcast’s recent show on homosexuality and the Church. The offending sentence: How should the growing number of us […]

Thursday, May 19th, 2011