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Baptists and Alcohol

Let’s be clear about one thing: Scripture does not forbid the use of alcohol.  Rather, it forbids the exessive use of alcohol to the point of drunkenness (Gal. 162 more words


Texas Youth Pastor Fondles Boy In Trailer Park For Cowboy Hat

In what might otherwise be confused for a cartoonishly obscene parody borne of a godless coastal liberal’s fever dream, a real-life FOX News affiliate reports… 79 more words


What You Need is Someone Strong to Guide You

As I’ve stated before, I am not an atheist nor am I anti-Christian. I wouldn’t even call myself adamantly anti-religion. One religion I am adamantly opposed to is the Baptist religion. 547 more words

Hubris or Holiness? Can Evangelicals Tell The Difference?

Two ostensibly unrelated items on the religious news landscape caught my eye this week. On closer inspection however I think they are intimate dissections into the dysfunction of American evangelicism and into the dysfunction of my own warped soul. 701 more words


General Remarks to Disarm Prejudice

There is no doctrine so grossly misrepresented. Brother A.S. Pettie’s complaint against the enemies of total depravity is equally applicable here, when he says, “From hostile lips a fair and correct statement of the doctrine is never heard”. 1,194 more words




“Fundamentalism really cannot help itself—it is absolutist and can compromise with nothing, not even democracy. It is not surprising that immediately after the Islamic fundamentalist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon two prominent Christian fundamentalists were reported to have accounted it a justifiable punishment by God for our secularism, our civil libertarianism, our feminists, our gay and lesbian citizens, our abortion providers and everything and everyone else that their fundamentalist belief condemns. 814 more words

What Comes Out Is Determined By What Goes In

“Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”

Psalm 119:11

One of the simplest but most effective principles that every follower of Christ needs to learn is that “What comes out of our lives is determined by what goes in.”  Let me illustrate what I mean with an example from my childhood. 579 more words