Full Disclosure: This is a rant which may mention politics. But it's more than politics. I spent the entire flight home talking with a beautiful woman named Patricia. She was sweet, kind, passionate, friendly, and liberal. Listening to Patricia, I was reminded again where Christians and the Conservative Right went wrong. Don't miss a … Continue reading A Plane Ride, Politics, and Pharisees
I'm so tired. So tired of the anger, stress, arguing, protesting, fighting, etc. I'm tired of seeing it every time I open up Facebook, or other social media, or watch the news. It's exhausting. I'm not saying that anyone's beliefs are invalid. You have a right to your beliefs, but the action, reaction, and then … Continue reading Hate Cannot Drive Out Hate
The Christian internet has once again exploded. On Tuesday, in an interview with religionnews.com, popular Christian author, speaker, and HGTV star, Jen Hatmaker, voiced her belief that gay marriage can be “holy”. Kaboom! On blogs, Facebook threads, and articles across the internet, progressive Christians are celebrating Jen while fundamental Christians are destroying her. Both camps … Continue reading Progressives, Jen Hatmaker, and Grace & Truth
People are so worked up and stressed out about this presidential election that the American Psychological Association has identified a new disorder. They are calling it Election Stress Disorder. If you think I’m joking, check out this article. I’ve tried really hard to stay out of the chaos. I’ve almost completely resisted being political on … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter Who Wins the Election
This week I got into an online discussion over on Jefferson Bethke's (author of Jesus>Religion and It's Not What You Think) Facebook page. He posted an article called "9 Sins the Church Is Surprisingly OK With as Long as You Love Jesus" and asked what we thought. I thought it was a stupid clickbait … Continue reading Clickbait, Disagreement, and Choosing What is Right
Rant time! I am sick and tired of people in the media or on social media assuming that there are only two types of Christians. Type #1 being the “extremists” who actually believe the Bible and can’t wait to smack people with rules, condemnation, and judgement. And, type #2 being the “progressives” who care more … Continue reading How to Believe the Bible and Still Love People
Disclaimer: This is NOT a rant! This is what happens after I have ranted to my husband, and sister, and random other people. This is me attempting to write a logically thought-out response toward something I feel passionate about. 🙂 “What do you thinking about the book, ‘Jesus Calling’?” This post started with an innocent … Continue reading Is It Really Jesus Calling?
We say we believe God is all-powerful and that He has the ability to intervene on our behalf. But what about when He doesn’t? I had a mini “crisis of faith” this week that has made me reevaluate what I believe about God, His promises, and how to get what I want. It started before … Continue reading Is God Your Heavenly Vending Machine? (Pt 1)
This is, if you couldn't tell from the title, a rant. Fair warning! I thought I was over her, had moved past, and was able to let it go. Guess not! Last night I came across a blog post written by two young, single, childless women about motherhood, and being a "godly" mother, and the … Continue reading That Dang Proverbs 31 Woman!
Yesterday a lawsuit was refiled against IBLP (The Institute in Basic Life Principles) and now includes Bill Gothard. It was originally filed on behalf of 5 women who claimed sexual abuse. The new lawsuit includes 10 women and the charges are more severe. You can read the whole story here at the Washington Post, or … Continue reading What the Lawsuit Against Bill Gothard and IBLP Means to Me