Category Archives: post-Christianity

Will “Dones” go “Back to Church” as usual, in a post-Christian world?

Will “Dones” and others who have left the institutional church, go back to church as usual in a post-Christian society? National Back to Church Sunday (NBTCS) thinks they will. It was begun in the United States in 2009. Their website … Continue reading

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The Message Of Obama’s Inaugural Bibles

President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term on a stack (of two) Bibles — Lincoln’s Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s traveling Bible.  So what would Lincoln and King have to say about that? “In … Continue reading

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What You “Like” Says What Kind Of Person You Are

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart” and the things I like on Facebook “be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord.”

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Are You A Sold-Out Copycat?

Copycating contemporary culture — shouldn’t we take a higher view than monkey see, monkey do?  Rather than taking rides on society’s hot and trendy tides, shouldn’t Christ’s followers be on His side and go against the tide? According to Jesus, … Continue reading

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“First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it.” –Thomas Manton

Posted in choice, corrupt culture, criticism, defend, defense, denial, depravity, depression, disapproval, discomfort, dishonesty, disrespect, human nature, human rights, judge, judgment, lifestyles, meaning, moral failures, moral principles, moral restraints, morality, morality-phobic, morals, post-Christianity, rebellion, recovery, repent, repentance, seduction, seduction of self-destruction, self, self-destruction, self-produced, selfish desires | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

An important statistic: 50% of all abortions take the life of an innocent female. So, are abortion rites cruel proceedures? See the movie, October Baby, the story of a young woman who learns that she was the victim of an attempted abortion.

An important statistic: 50% of all abortions take the life of an innocent female. So, are abortion rites cruel procedures? See the movie, October Baby. October Baby is the story of a young woman who learns that she was the … Continue reading

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Should We Settle For Sunday Morning Mediocrity?

For generations people in the Western world have settled for church as usual — Sunday morning mediocrity (SMM).  However, this has not always been the case. For the First Century believers, church was anything but mediocre.  Gathering with other followers … Continue reading

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Should People Who Have Left Church Come Back? Or Try Something Different?

American churches are in decline, losing members.  In an attempt to slow or stop this decline a group called, National Back to Church Sunday,  has set a day for church members to invite their friends to come back to church.  … Continue reading

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Respecting The Human Right To Disagree And/Or Disapprove

A human mind will sometimes disagree with the thoughts of other people.  A human conscience will at times disapprove of the behavior of others.  This is a basic fact and a fundamental human right that is accepted and understood by … Continue reading

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Can Real Love Disagree And/Or Disapprove?

Can real love disagree and/or disapprove?  Yes.  I know that it can.  If you read my blog, you know that I am willing to think in uncommon ways.  I have many ideas and some behaviors that are not commonly accepted … Continue reading

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