Beth Moore gives a testimony of her first visit to an Anglican Church after she very publicly left the SBC, her home her entire Christian life. It is a beautiful witness. One that I resonated with in so many ways. She gives this description at the end of her first worship service at an AnglicanContinue reading “Beth Moore and Anglicanism”
Category Archives: Church
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.
Everything is on fire
This podcast with Brian Zahn has been something that is sinking deep into my soul. Zahn has a story at the end about the fire at Notre Dame that stirred me and calls me to keep following Jesus no matter what. I need to absorb this stance Zahn describes deep into my life. This isContinue reading “Everything is on fire”
Evangelical orthodoxy centers on one thing… and it’s not Jesus
Nor is it the Bible. Two things I grew up believing deeply, Jesus and the Bible, turns out, in practice, NOT to be the centering thoughts of our American evangelical lives. And there is data.
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”
The pruning of the American Church
We go through news cycles fast. (There are other descriptions, but they have to do with gun images and I’m not ready for that right now.) The absolute corruption of the leadership of the SBC needs to be understood. It’s “SOOOOO last week” but it cannot be allowed that convenience!
Prayers for the church
I reflect often on how the prayers of those who have gone before are so helpful to start words for me. It is true in this time when the American church is being shaken. The shaking comes NOT from the culture and some perceived persecution. The shaking comes from the Spirit because the American churchContinue reading “Prayers for the church”
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”