Why American Christianity Needs to Die

Image credit: daveburchett.com The Obama administration has issued what amounts to a dictatorial fiat, mandating that all public schools allow transgendered students access to the bathroom that aligns with their chosen gender identity. It is just the latest in a series of policies advanced by President Obama that are deliberately designed to deconstruct biological, physiological, familial, and societal boundaries that …

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The Land of Misfit Christians

Image credit: patheos.com One of the most common temptations we face as Christians is rooted in a desire to belong. To fit in with the world in which we live and be accepted by it. We go to great lengths to ensure we look, speak, and behave in such a way as to bring about a …

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Racism, Inc. (or Why Some Who Call For An End To Racism Don’t Really Want It)

Vivian Leigh and Hattie McDaniel in 'Gone With The Wind' Image credit: businessinsider.com Racism. It seems the incessant noise about race relations in America is becoming more deafening with each passing day. The topic has become so ubiquitous it's as if the very word 'racism' is the last one you hear before going to bed …

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The Person You Intend To Vote For In 2016 Did Not Die For You (Remember That)

Image credit: haaretz.com All politicians are sinners. [Insert "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" retort here.] We know this, of course, because we are all fallen human beings and, by nature, all fallen human beings are sinners (Romans 3:23). Nevertheless, there is a sense, I believe, in which we are hesitant, generally speaking, to apply the principle …

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How Should the Black Church Respond to Hillary Clinton?

A recent Washington Post article reported the results of a new poll conducted by Suffolk University and USA Today, showing Democrat presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton generating only 31 percent support among black voters. I say "only" primarily because subsequent to the signing of both the Civil Rights Act and Voting …

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Rachel Dolezal and the Futility of Racial Self-Identification

Unless you've been living under a rock the past couple of weeks you've no doubt heard of Rachel Dolezal, the now-former president of the Spokane, Washington branch of the NAACP. Dolezal recently resigned from that position after it was revealed that she is, in fact, Caucasian, though she has for years claimed to be black. …

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On the Baltimore “Uprising” and the Sinfulness of Racial Indignation

"...and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation..." - Acts 17:26 (NASB) So, here we are again. Less than a year removed from the riots, shootings and looting that followed the killing of 18-year …

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