Tag Archives: Franklin Graham

Embracing evil

When some Christians talk about Jesus, they are simply wrong. Their politics are more important than the actual teaching of Jesus, and so they’ve twisted Jesus into something that’s not in the Bible and clearly not the message of Jesus. … Continue reading

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A letter to a local church

I sent this e-mail to an area church this week. I’ve redacted the church’s name for reasons that will be apparent. To XXX XX and the leadership of XXX XX XXX : My family lives less than two miles from … Continue reading

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Understanding Christians in Fowler’s Stages of Faith

Ask a seven year-old what it’s like to be 70. Get angry when a 16 year-old new driver doesn’t understand how to disassemble a car engine. Speak with a pair of 15-year-olds about the hermeneutic that informs their theology to … Continue reading

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Where is God in your smile?

I happened to be thinking about Joel Osteen the other day, and here he is talking with Stephen Colbert, a Christian. I have serious concerns about mega churches, but which faith leader best exemplified the joy of Christ? Osteen or … Continue reading

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A Christ-like response

There is evil in the world. There are daily reminders. Before the wounded in Paris were all transported to hospitals, good, thoughtful Christians had questions of faith. For example: “The more news that comes out about the attacks in Paris, … Continue reading

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Franklin Graham is out of his mind

Franklin Graham is out of his mind. And so are the tens of thousands of people who agree with him. In response to the shootings at Chattanooga military recruitment offices, Graham suggested “we are under attack by Muslims at home … Continue reading

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Strange bedfellows

This is awkward. In a June 5 Facebook post, Franklin Graham suggested it’s time to “fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community.” Because … Continue reading

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“Accepting Christ”

We’re born sinners. That’s what some Christians think. (Or is this what many Christians think? It appears so.) Most evangelicals say our sin nature is total depravity and the only thing that can save us is the grace of God. … Continue reading

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I’m a horrible example of a Christian

I’ve determined I’m a horrible example of a Christian. (I am a wonderful father, just not someone you can point to and say, “he is a good example of a Christian.”) I reached this conclusion during a time of deep … Continue reading

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Namaste at Costco

Shopping at Costco today, my wife and baby and I garnered a lot of attention because we were wearing matching hockey jerseys. Checking out, I struck up a brief conversation with the man boxing our items. Probably in his late … Continue reading

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