Category Archives: Wayward North American Church

Describing all the ways in which the North American expression of the church has gotten way off base. Blame power, blame money, but hopefully in these cases knowledge is power.

Moving In For The Kill, Or You Need To Calm Those Urges Young Laddie!

I’ve likely mentioned her before, but I had a friend in college who I befriended when she was an atheist but 3 years later we got baptized together. She had a radical encounter with Jesus one night in a dream. … Continue reading

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We Need More Sinners, Or The Squeaky Clean Make Squeaky Wheels

For some reason religion, when in the hands of teenagers, tends to go only one of two directions: shyness/embarrassment or annoyingly vocal. I tended more towards the former, very much so inspired by my peers who were the latter. I … Continue reading

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The Fundamentalist Who Just Discovered Facebook, Or You Will Change DANGIT!

I’m out of town this whole week, so I’ve scheduled a few posts. If this is your first time here when I’m on vacation I polish off the posts stalled in draft-land and offer them as b-sides. I will likely … 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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Something To Keep In Mind, Or 1 Of A Thousand Posts You’ll Skim On Osama Today

I want to offer up some brief thoughts for us all to keep in mind as we endlessly discuss Osama Bin Laden’s killing. This is nothing political, it is just an appeal for us to remember our Christian faith as … Continue reading

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Holy Assurance In Our Technology Pastor, Or I’ve Become Just Like My Fundamentalists

I’m out of town on a surfing trip this week taking advantage of my time off due to unemployment. So I’m cleaning out the draft folder and posting what I consider to be Charlie’s Church of Christ b-sides. Every band … Continue reading

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The Good And The Bad News, Or This Ain’t No Game of Pin The Tail On The Donkey

I’m amazed I’m getting three posts up this week, in light of my emotional and now physical exhaustion. Though to be fair this post is largely inspired by a blog I read today, and I’m not the type to just … Continue reading

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