Rise and Fall of Mars Hill — Self-Examen?

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast was originally a 12 episode podcast that became wildly popular. I thought it had ended, but then found out there were “bonus” episodes so I listened to them. I thought those were finished, then found out yet another episode just came out and it purports to beContinue reading “Rise and Fall of Mars Hill — Self-Examen?”

Our American Christian aversion to not being in power

Christendom has protected us from the beginning. We, as American Christians, have never been the “minority” voice. The influence of Christendom (not necessarily Christianity) runs deep because this nation has roots deep in Christendom. That does not mean “this nation was founded as a Christian nation.” Those are not identical comments.

The heartbreak we refuse to acknowledge

It’s easy to point out the big failures in the American church. Another one happened over this past weekend. We will wrestle with another celebrity pastor and how their church failed to handle the situation. Tish Harrison Warren reminds us that for all the press coverage of a failed leadership problem there are so manyContinue reading “The heartbreak we refuse to acknowledge”

Extreme views and the fall of democracy

Christian nationalism is a hot topic. Extreme ideologies to both sides are a worry to me. Each extreme works to tell people what IS right, which is THEIR way. But Christian nationalism is of concern because it rips out the bedrock bellied to love our neighbor. This edition of the Holy Post podcast truly deservesContinue reading “Extreme views and the fall of democracy”

Judgment begins at the house of God

Who cannot now see the rot in a culture that mobilizes to exile churches that call a woman on staff a “pastor” or that invite a woman to speak from the pulpit on Mother’s Day, but dismisses rape and molestation as “distractions” and efforts to address them as violations of cherished church autonomy? In sectorsContinue reading “Judgment begins at the house of God”

The American church crisis

20 years ago it was all about the crisis in the Catholic Church. That crisis has wound around to hit every segment of the American Church. We need repentance. First. We can talk about all the other things to do, but right now it is repentance FIRST. We are NOT repentant. We are stiff-necked. ItContinue reading “The American church crisis”