Category Archives: religion

Suddenly Phineas was right in front of me

I wanted to watch a movie last night, so I stopped at a Redbox and looked at dozens of movies, but nothing appealed to me. By a process of elimination, I settled for The Greatest Showman (which I had seen before … Continue reading

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Looking beyond the Catholic priesthood

With all the reports of sexual abuse by priests, perhaps we should ask:  “Who are the real priests?”

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Priests behaving badly in Pensylvania

A grand jury report issued on August 14 revealed that Roman Catholic bishops in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests that took place over a period of 70 years. (A week before that numerous allegations … Continue reading

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Bill Hybels & Willow Creek show flaws of “Big Man On Campus” church

Perhaps Bill Hybels shows that the “Big Man On Campus” way of doing church is flawed. Here’s are some insights inspired by Bill’s alleged backstage harassment incidents at Willow Creek. Religious leaders who have power over a congregation and little … Continue reading

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Anybody like repeating words after a preacher?

Some preachers’ idea of participation in church is this: “Everybody say: ‘This message is gonna be good.” If preachers want people to say a one-liner to their “neighbor,” why don’t they say: “Turn to your neighbor and quote a Bible … Continue reading

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One drink away

You’re one drink away from an incredible high–an inner spring gushing with phenomenal inebriation. Take the Jesus drink–John 4:14. That drink is served in the kingdom of God. Jesus stood up at a feast and shouted: “If anyone is thirsty, let … Continue reading

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Dones are like birds that fly away from church? (But why do they do that?)

Sometimes Christians get to the point where they say, “I’m done with church,” and then drop out of church altogether. This is happening so much nowadays that it has become a social trend. Sometimes the people who do that are … Continue reading

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