Views from the Sidelines
Bonus post today. For the last four years, I’ve been on a quest. A quest to understand how it was that the same people that told me how vital character was, how if God wanted to judge a country He gave them wicked rulers, could not just vote for, but defend Trump. I don’t wantContinue reading “Thoughts on Jesus and John Wayne”
In my experience of 30+ years in the church, I’ve concluded there is a caste system in place. The prosperity gospel (PG) that was blogged about yesterday is a reason why. Within the framework set up by the prosperity gospel, there are two types of people: those who God shows favor to for a reasonContinue reading “The Caste System in the American Church”
Guest Post by Karen Terrazas The Prosperity Gospel is one of the oldest distortions of truth out there. Job was assumed to have sinned in a significant way to have lost his entire family. Ancient Mythologies talk about favor of the gods when things are going well, and disfavor of the gods when things goContinue reading “Thoughts on the Prosperity Gospel”
On Sunday, Mike Pence gave a campaign rally speech at First Baptist Church in Dallas. Now I have no intention of going through his talking points; I’ll leave that for political commentators. What I want to focus on is his ending, where he gives a brief testimony of sorts: “You see, I received a letterContinue reading “The Prosperity Gospel and Mike Pence”
At First Baptist Church in Dallas, Robert Jeffress hosted what has become his annual Freedom Sunday. I’m not going to bury the lead; this was a campaign event masquerading as a church service and not something that Christians should tolerate. The only worship that was done at First Baptist yesterday was toward the United StatesContinue reading “Freedom Sunday”
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault will be talked about in this post. Yesterday I wrote about how the culture of the church lends itself to protecting predators. One aspect of that culture is “Purity Culture.” I know that many people have talked about purity culture, but I think the more voices there are, the more likelyContinue reading “Purity Culture”
Originally posted on Aimee Byrd:
Deny, Attack, Reverse the Victim and the Offender Steven Wedgeworth has posted an article claiming he has been doxed and deepfaked by a malicious group of people. I would be one of those malicious people, because I shared the Genevan Commons Screenshots website on my blog. And I did that…
Disclaimer: This blog post will be talking about Sexual Assault. Yesterday the Documentary Athlete A premiered on Netflix. It tells the story of the investigative reporters at the IndyStar who began to investigate sexual assault allegations within United States Gymnastics (USAG) and the survivors who would come forward. After their first article was published, “A BlindContinue reading “Athlete A and Churches”
Over at The Daily Genevan, a new open letter was posted in response to the open letter posted here about the outing of Genevan Commons (GC) on Facebook in the wake of Aimee Byrd, leaving the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and the Mortification of Spin podcast. Now I’m sure others will respond to this letterContinue reading “Gaslighting and Misogyny”
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