Tag Archives: mainstream churches

There Would Be Nothing Left

If you boycotted every business that was dishonest, you would buy nothing at all from anyone. If you protested every agency that harbored secret corruption, there would be nothing left that you didn’t protest. That may be fine for a … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Is Inconsistent with Our Way

There have been several people trying to convince me to come back to churches I used to attend years ago. Regular readers know that if I were to do so, I would never remain a silent participant. I would most … Continue reading

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The Theology of Division

There is so very much that we simply cannot see unless God shows it to us. I’m not sure there is any way to draw a line between heart-led moral perception and a direct move by God to point something … Continue reading

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Ain’t Happenin’ Here

Seven days without worship makes one weak. That’s an old pun — week/weak. Let’s pretend for a moment that I wasn’t able to post on my blog for a week or so. Let’s pretend further you all knew why, so … Continue reading

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The Path of Resistance

Without a shred of doubt or shame, I assert that there is no God but Jehovah. He is the Creator and Lord of all things. Further, the only accurate portrayal of Him comes through the Bible. The people and culture … Continue reading

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Another Religious Word: Discipleship

“Make disciples of all the nations,” Jesus said (Matthew 28:19). During my adult life, I recall when the word “discipleship” became a big thing during the late 1970s. It’s one of several competing themes in the mainstream religious market that … Continue reading

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The End of Religious Schlock

The cards are not in your favor, Christian bookstores; read `em and weep. I’m just enough iconoclast to appreciate the death of so-called Christian book stores. In the middle ages it was alleged relics of the New Testament figures and … Continue reading

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