Is First Christian a progressive congregation? The answer is complex.
I was at an ecumenical LGBT meeting several years back. What we were talking about, I can't remember, but I remember saying something about the Great Commission found in Matthew 28. Accross the room from me was a middle aged man from Canada. I could see him mouth the words "Great Commission" and he had... Continue Reading →
One of the bloggers that I love to read is Rod Dreher. While we share some similarities politically, we are on different sides of the same-sex marriage issue. Rod has written a number of posts on what he sees as the coming troubles facing social conservatives as the opinion on gay marriage changes. I decided... Continue Reading →
First off, welcome to all the new visitors who saw my post on Freshly Pressed. Below is a post from last year. It was about 20 years ago, that I attended a large Baptist church in Washington, DC. The church was an odd mix, or at least it would be odd today. Evangelicals and liberals... Continue Reading →
I happened to look at a sermon I wrote about 7 years ago. It was during the time I was involved in a new church start. Reading the sermon, I tend to think it wasn't my best sermonizing. The sermon seems a fitting for the current context; it was based on Micah 6:1-8 and focused... Continue Reading →
Now that Paul Ryan has been selected as the GOP Vice Presidential candidate, I've noticed an awful lot of talk about the Wisconsin Congressman from liberal Protestants, most of it not positive. I've already stated that I think Ryan's budget was a good start in thinking about balancing the federal budget, but I tend to... Continue Reading →
Christ of the Polls by Stushie.There was a time in my life when I really loved talking about politics. I come from a family where my mother talked about politics constantly and still does. But these days, I don't enjoy politics as much as I used to. I still enjoy and I still blog about... Continue Reading →