American Christians realize that persecution is not far away. This is because today’s culture is hostile towards Christians. The secular world believes we are responsible for the Supreme Court overturn of Roe v Wade. They are half-expecting the same thing will happen to same gender marriages. They are alarmed about this.Continue reading How Will You Handle Persecution?
LGBTQ people are trying to raise their civil rights above religious rights.¹ They are doing this by the legislation called The Equality Act. If this passes you will not have the right to voice or practice a different belief, without being hassled, bullied, sued, fined, or imprisoned.Continue reading Religious Rights Threatened
Two well-known purposes of the church are worship and outreach. These were the topics of a post in October. I have wondered if maybe this topic seemed dull and humdrum. But no, even if my post seemed Continue reading The Purpose of the Church — part 2
This is hopeful news for Christian women in abusive marriages. In response to his experience with two abused women, Wayne Grudem, a leading Reformed theologian has changed his stance on divorce. Continue reading News on Abuse and Divorce
While reading Michael Phillips’ book, A Place in the Sun, it occurred to me that the question of women pastors is today’s disputed issue. For some churches this issue was decided long ago but for many other churches this is a hot button Continue reading Hot Button Issues
I wish I could be a fly on the wall of a first century worship service. I am sure we are misunderstanding something. By we I mean conservative Christians. Continue reading “Go Home” — part 2
While Halloween is celebrated, Christians around the world are celebrating the beginning of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis on the church door. Continue reading Today is Reformation Day
How would you respond if someone asked, “What is the purpose of the church?” Maybe you have never thought about it but if you are a Christian this is an important question. What we believe Continue reading The Purpose of the Church
It’s political season again. The mudslinging is almost enough to make you wish we had another form of government. 🙂 Our republic has become politically hostile. In the past, people Continue reading Is Politics an Idol?
I am not a part of the clergy. I have not spent years studying theology. I do not have a degree in divinity. I am merely a Christian. This is a simple, straight forward perspective on why sex outside of Continue reading Redefining the Family
Understanding women in ministry has been like walking through a maze. I started out concluding the verses that have prevented Christian women from becoming church leaders, were a product of the Apostle Paul’s convictions Continue reading Women in Ministry
This past spring, my husband and I returned to the church I grew up in. This has given me opportunity to reflect on the changes I have seen since childhood. There are three main changes in the denomination we are a part of. Continue reading Changes in the Church
According to 2018 Gallup poll estimates, a record number of US adults, 4.5% or 11 million people, are identifying as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transsexual. This is up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012. Continue reading LGBTQ Numbers Up
Something I find challenging about my former church, now that we are no longer attending, is explaining to people why we left. This is because it is considered a faux pas to tell someone a spiritual truth Continue reading Faux pas
Recently, there was an article in Christianity Today by the author of the book Gay Girl, Good God. (Jackie Hill Perry) After reading the article it is safe to say God saved Jackie out of the LGBT community. However, Continue reading Has God stopped using us?