There are lots of parts in the Bible I don’t like. And I’m not talking about sins I’d like to commit that the Bible tells me not to, that’s a different conversation. I’m talking parts of the Bible that make me cringe. Parts that don’t make sense to my 21st century American mind. Parts that […]
How Saying “Merry Christmas” Turned into a Swear Word
I was chatting with the free sample guy at Meijer the other day, getting some godsend cups of red velvet cake that enabled my 2-year-old and 4-year-old to make it through the rest of the grocery run. After we got done asking each other about our kids and discussing the miraculous power of red velvet […]
What does the Bible say about other religions?
What does the Bible say about other religions? “All Roads Lead to God” isn’t as nice or humble as it sounds Saying that “all roads lead to God” sounds nice. Saying that “all roads lead to God” sounds humble. You see it this way, I see it that way. All the roads on this mountain […]
5 Do’s and Don’ts of Deconstructing Your Faith
I know plenty of people who have walked away from the faith they grew up with. You probably do too. In fact, walking away from one’s childhood faith has almost become part of the American right of passage into maturity: 1. Go to church as a child, being dragged by your ear by mom or […]
Why “All Ways Lead to God” Offends Me
It’s very politically correct nowadays to say that all ways lead to God. Your view, my view and their view are all equally true, and to say otherwise is extremely offensive. This offends me. This first and foremost offends my intellect because it simply doesn’t make sense. If I believe
What does the Bible say about hell?
What does the Bible say about hell? Hell, God’s Sovereignty, Suffering & My Depravity The doctrine of hell is one that was overemphasized in my faith upbringing. It’s one I subsequently tried to disprove and deny using the Bible. In this attempt, I ended up coming to terms with the truth of the biblical doctrine […]