For those of you who were Wired Jesus listeners and might still be watching this page after two years, a number of things have changed including a move to Orlando back in November to serve a new congregation. Needless to say, this weekend was horrifying and as the effect these murders of LGBTQ people in […]
Category Archive for 'Suffering – When Bad Things Happen to Anyone'
How Does “Dying For Our Sins” Work? – Brian Zahnd. On this end of Holy Week, we as Christians speak of the power of the cross and the meaning of Jesus’ death. This is an excellent reflection on the death of Jesus, God Incarnate, and why his death and resurrection matter.
10 reasons why abusive churches succeed. Nothing shocks a person more about being “church” than serving on leadership. Its when you serve on staff or elected leadership you discover that despite the facade of being “good Christian people”, sin is alive and well. Theologically, that is the point of Jesus’ death and resurrection. However, it […]
Posted in Culture Wars, Face Palm - When Failure Happens, Fundamentalism - Preserving 19th Century America For the Future, Love, Lutherans, Suffering - When Bad Things Happen to Anyone, Weirdness, Will the Real God Please Stand Up? on Feb 9th, 2013
Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Being a Decent Human Being. Well, its seems it takes something going nuts in the blogosphere to get me back on track with Wired Jesus. Seems this moment of church discipline has turned into an absolute nightmare for the 2.3 million member Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, who is now having […]
This is my first podcast in six months and the first since repairing the damage done by the hack attack in October. My plan still is a reworking of the blog and podcast feed at the end of the month but the events of last Friday have had me thinking, much like the rest of […]
20 Children Among 28 Dead In Newtown Elementary School Massacre « CBS New York. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” (Matthew 2:17-18) Echoes of the days […]
Reality Check: Violent Fantasies Don’t Make People Violent. The shooting today has ignited both the news and the blogosphere and the blame game is going to begin, as this article points out. with so many friends facebooking and tweeting their pain and anguish, the inevitable questions of where is God in this and what should […]
Letter to a 12-Year-Old Girl About the Eternal Destiny of Those Who Have Not Heard the Gospel – Sorry, kid, they’re gonna burn, probably like your mommy and daddy.
Posted in American Culture, Bible, Fundamentalism - Preserving 19th Century America For the Future, Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife Pasttimes, Love, Rob Bell and Love Wins, Suffering - When Bad Things Happen to Anyone, Will the Real God Please Stand Up? on May 18th, 2012
Letter to a 12-Year-Old Girl About the Eternal Destiny of Those Who Have Not Heard the Gospel – Desiring God. Letter From John Piper to a 12-Year-Old Girl About the Eternal Destiny of Those Who Have Not Heard the Gospel Sorry, kid, they’re gonna burn. Nothing like kindly, TV evangelist, John Piper, telling a 12 year […]
David Lose: Is God Angry At You? A Good Friday Reflection. On this Good Friday, here is a great reflection that as Christians, not all of us take the popular Evangelical position of Jesus as God’s whipping boy and this warped idea that God has to kill someone in order to really love and forgive […]
Posted in American Culture, Christian Denominations, Death and Dying, Face Palm - When Failure Happens, Non-Denominational, Pastor Stuff, Suffering - When Bad Things Happen to Anyone, The Organized Church on Mar 9th, 2012
Banks foreclosing on churches in record numbers | Reuters. Its been interesting to hear in my tribal circles that giving to congregations and the denomination has gone down ever since we allowed the option for congregations to call gay and lesbian pastors in partnerships. Considering that only 500-600 congregations left out of 11,000, it doesn’t […]