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Chastising Myself

I have been chastising myself since last night. I had been in conversation on Facebook with a Jehovah’s Witness who had set up the straw man of John Shelby Spong as an “authority” on the subject of hell. He was using a video-taped interview with the heretical, now retired, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of… Continue reading Chastising Myself

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Interviewing Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night

I’m looking forward, with great excitement, to next Monday’s interview with Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night. The cover of his book notes that: “A brilliantly starry night is one of nature’s most thrilling wonders. Yet in our world of nights as bright as day, most of us no longer experience true darkness.… Continue reading Interviewing Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night

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Trying to Grab a Victory on the Cheap

Over the last couple of days, self-identifying Atheist Facebookers (not necessarily “card-carrying members,” just folks) have been reposting a slam against Christians and the Bible from The Richard Dawkins’ Foundation for Reason and Science. Referring to the King James version of the New Testament, the piece asserts that “21st century Christians believe the ‘Word of… Continue reading Trying to Grab a Victory on the Cheap

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A Tragic Reality: A Wave of Pastors Being Washed Out of Their Positions in the Church

“It’s on account of people like you that I send prophets and wise guides and scholars generation after generation – and generation after generation you treat them like dirt, greeting them with lynch mobs, hounding them with abuse” (Matt. 23:34, The Message). The Barna Institute estimates that a pastor in the United States is forced out… Continue reading A Tragic Reality: A Wave of Pastors Being Washed Out of Their Positions in the Church