Category Archives: church

Do You Suspect That You Don’t Matter?

Truth drops into our laps when we chit chat. During one such light conversation, a business colleague mentioned her frustration in dealing with a quasi-non-profit organization — ostensibly out to help small businesses — that runs just like a government bureaucracy. … Continue reading

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The Titled Aristocracy of the American Church

I ran across a pastor’s money blog the other day that was talking about (shrewd) techniques, (clever) schemes, and (subtly controlling) tactics to increase church giving because, as church leaders know, those headstrong, disobedient, and immature lay members are penurious and miserly little moppets. If … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Do Nothing for God

Sometimes, doing nothing is what God wants us to do. It’s a difficult concept, this doing nothing, conditioned as we are through multiple weekly church inculcations to see works as a means of expressing our faith: we attend services and … Continue reading

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Illiterate American Christianity

There is a religious ditty that, once you hear it, sticks in your mind forever: Read your Bible pray every day, pray every day, pray every day Read your Bible pray every day And you’ll grow, grow, grow. And, because people … Continue reading

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The Freedom to Celebrate — Or Not Bother With — Easter

Freedom is one of those words we wax eloquent about, whether we’re singing a patriotic hymn or weeping through a religious event at a football stadium, but when it comes to actually experiencing it, or demanding the reality of what freedom promises, … Continue reading

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Are People Who Leave Church “Prideful”?

As more and more people opt to exit the conventional, weekly church model, notice is taken. At the moment, it’s little blogger types like me who speak against little blogger types like me because the big guys, the leaders that Christians put into … Continue reading

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How Influential Is the Christian Vote?

Most of my information on the 2016 U.S. presidential election comes from my spam file, and I keep up with events in the two minutes it takes me to clear the detritus each day. One recent headline brayed, “Christian Evangelical … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Role in Church — What Is It, Anyway?

Relationships between men and women spark conversation and controversy, and if you want to get a good argument started, ask the question, “What is the woman’s role in church?” Not surprisingly, many men and women, especially those of the evangelical … Continue reading

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“If you leave church, how will you fellowship?”

When a person decides to leave a group, any group, the general response from those left behind is to pressure the dissenter into staying. And the most powerful argument tends to be along these lines: “But how will you interact with other … Continue reading

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How To Leave Church, Properly, without Mistakes

You can be sure that, if there is anything you want learn how to do, there is a book written on it. You can also be sure that most of the self-assistance books (especially the ones that trumpet being “Everything You … Continue reading

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