Category Archives: Deconstructing Big Fancy Religious Systems

I see Christianity as being very simple and humble, and in today’s mega churches (not exclusively) I see very puffed up, showy, flashy religion. I think Christianity could scale way back and not only be just fine, but flourish.

Next Time He’ll Just Take A Super Bowl Commercial, Or The Great Experiment

One thing I’ve found in my years of working in a counseling/social work field is that curriculum doesn’t save people from themselves. Today there are great theories and disciplines that have inspired great change, yet you can’t just sit someone … Continue reading

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Dude Watch Where You Point That Thing, Or The Manipulative Power of Religion

Though Jesus makes us new, it’s nearly impossible for me to think about Christianity without having flashbacks to how I was raised in a conservative, legalistic church - what I would call my old life. It speaks to the power of … Continue reading

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Why Christians Are Obsessed With Sex, Or Taking Some Cues From The Pagans

Have you ever noticed that many Christian couples seem to get married after 1-2 years of dating whereas many non-religious couples tend to put off getting married to 3-5 years of dating? This begs the question – what’s the rush … Continue reading

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Cliche “Seasons” In The “Desert,” Or Is God Really Faithful (The Answer May Be No)

We have a lot of verses etched on our Bible cover cases reminding us of God’s faithfulness – but what does it really mean? Few people believe that God isn’t faithful – in a world full of uncertainty and chaos … Continue reading

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Suburban Christian Ideas, Or God’s Master Plan For Your Life

Anyone who’s ever received a tract from a stern-faced evangelizer has read the words “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” High school graduate receive a small book written just for them containing innumerable references to … Continue reading

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I Chose Christianity For It’s Personal Convenience, Or Can You Choose Your Belief?

Last week I gave you my thoughts on the Holy Book of Christianity. I’m sure I looked like a red hot liberal because I couldn’t affirm that I believe the Bible is infallible. Belief, for Christians, is huge. Especially in … Continue reading

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Crisis of Faith, Or Simon Peter’s New Member Class Will be Wednesday at 7

A story: It’s called a gap year. They’re practically required for European students graduating from their equivalent of high school, and it’s purpose is to enjoy a break before getting right back into the grind of studies. If money allows the gap … Continue reading

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