The Reason We Blow Stuff to “Kingdom COME,” not “Kingdom GO”

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in General Rant, Main, Methodism, Pop Culture, Society at Large | 4 comments

I remember when I was just a boy hearing people telling me to keep the match out of the tank, the spark away from the gas main, and my lighter away from the big brown bag of fireworks. “You’ll blow us all to Kingdom Come.” I finally figured out what they meant. They were talking about Heaven. It’s the only Kingdom I know that literally comes to us. So why all this talk about “flying away?” Why all the songs...

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Newsflash: Christianity in Crisis (What? No Way!)

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Economics, General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Pop Culture, Society at Large, US Politics | 1 comment

“Christianity has been destroyed by politics, priests, and get-rich evangelists. Ignore them,” writes Andrew Sullivan in this week’s edition of Newsweek, “and embrace Him.” If only it were that easy. My inner 5th-Grader (who also titled this article) wanted very much to say, “No duh.” Now, don’t get me wrong. He’s asking a lot of the right questions. But he’s failing to understand the...

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