Michael's Blog Posts (7)

I have to admit, for years I had wondered how anyone could defend homosexuality in light of certain passages of the Bible.
Tags: Christianity, History, LGBT Rights, featured
Type: Cause
My historical studies reveal today?s church views on sex have more to do with Greco-Roman Platonism and Augustine?s warped perspective?despite his wisdom on other topics?than a rational reading of scripture.
Tags: Christianity, Religions, Sex
Type: Cause
I learned one of the warped mindsets of heavily financed political activism is an us vs. them mentality. Today, this attitude continues to fuel the Christian Right in their quest to save America from moral depravity and reclaim it for
Tags: Christianity, featured, Politics
Type: Cause
As a brand-new believer in 1979 I tended to accept the pre-tribulation Rapture view that the Bible predicts Jesus would return a second time before a period of tribulation, to whisk believers up to heaven and leave unbelievers behind t
Tags: Christianity, apocalypse, rapture
Type: Cause
With some notable exceptions, most evangelicals I know primarily read the Bible devotionally, meaning they read it in a superficial way without regard to the conditions of history, culture, genre, or its own literary context. They also
Tags: Christianity, Bible, religious abuse
Type: Cause
A quest for a reasoned faith based on honest questioning.
Tags: evangelical, featured, galatians, legalism, romans
Type: Cause
Surprise! Jesus didn?t found an institutional church. For that matter, he didn?t found a religion either. He also didn?t expect his followers to set up a Christian version of the synagogue, let alone create a parallel Christian univers
Tags: Christianity, conservative, legalism
Type: Cause