Tag: Christianity

  • Trending: I am Blessed

    Trending: I am Blessed

    Seems like every store I go into these days has some trinket, t-shirt or token touting the line "I am blessed." If Capitalism and Calvinism mated they would produce the illegitimate child known as  Christian Consumerism. While on book tour last October, I was unnerved[..]
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  • Where Goodness Abides

    Where Goodness Abides

    The menu was straight up Ireland: Corned beef (soaked in 2 pints of Guinness), boiled onions, potatoes and rutabagas. Boiled cabbage. Rye bread slathered in Irish butter. The guests were mostly California transplants. They came via serendipitous routes to Oregon, followings spouses, or children, or[..]
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  • Not a White Person’s Christian

    Not a White Person’s Christian

    All I am is a vessel, doing God's work. If you watched the National Championship game between Georgia and Alabama, you likely heard words similar to that. Surely, you heard Alabama freshman quarterback Tua stand before the microphone and cameras and declare that the very[..]
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  • Y’all Need Jesus

    Y’all Need Jesus

    I'd forgotten about it, honestly. Forgotten about the way Jesus trends in the South. Forgotten about the ways in which religious folks in the South pimped Jesus out for an almighty dollar. I know. I know. You'd think someone who literally wrote the book on[..]
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  • Some Place East of Fort Benning

    Some Place East of Fort Benning

        There is this red dirt drive just off the highway, some place east of Fort Benning, Georgia. If you are speeding or lost in dreams yet unrealized, you’ll surely miss it. You might not even notice the sign declaring Floria’s Folk Art Gallery.[..]
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  • An Easter Message

    An Easter Message

    My daughter sent me a text last night of my grandson. He was sitting in his rocker with his bare feet in a pan, his pants cuff rolled up, grinning from ear-to-ear. His momma had just washed his feet. A retelling of the Scripture story.[..]
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  • Dressing up for Trial

    Dressing up for Trial

    I'm sensitive to these sorts of things, you understand. I can't help myself. A person's background informs present realities. So when I see pictures like the one above of Army Major John Jackson wearing full dress uniform as he heads into court, I want to holler[..]
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  • The Quran, Homosexuality & that Religious Freedom Law

    The Quran, Homosexuality & that Religious Freedom Law

      I saw this report the other day. Perhaps you saw it, too? Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith, will leap from 1.6 billion (in 2010) to 2.76 billion by 2050, according to the Pew study. At that time, Muslims will make up nearly one-third of[..]
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  • Last Days Thriller Fiction

    Last Days Thriller Fiction

      The following is an excerpt from Demon Dog, Star Captain and other Apocalyptic tales, now available on Kindle:     Star Captain believes, as author Tim LaHaye has been saying for years now, that a terrifying Tribulation is drawing nigh. Star Captain has even[..]
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