“Unless these churches make some renovations, they will eventually be empty.” Source: 7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For A helpful reminder that the church is not the latest fad or a generational preservation society. “You see, when Jesus died for the church, he died for men and women who would function as his hands […]
Category Archive for 'Culture Wars'
Source: Being A Pastor in a 5-4 World by Rev. Travis Garner | Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done With the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality now a done deal, I have many friends celebrating the affirmation of legal marriage, including their own. Its a great day for them and I’m happy for them. […]
Source: Christian: Are You Ready For Exile Stage Two? | Stephen McAlpine One of the most challenging articles on the future of the church that I have read in a long time.
Posted in American Culture, Culture Wars, Face Palm - When Failure Happens, Fundamentalism - Preserving 19th Century America For the Future, Generations - Guttenbergers vs. Googlers, Homosexuality, Postmodern Perspectives, Sexuality on Apr 1st, 2014
How evangelicals won a culture war and lost a generation – CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs. Its remarkable to watch, the implosion and rejection of Boomer Evangelicalism by Millennials. I really need to get my butt in gear after a one year WJP hiatus because this is incredibly significant what Rachel is pointing out […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted in Bible, Culture Wars, Fundamentalism - Preserving 19th Century America For the Future, Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife Pasttimes, Oh My! on May 23rd, 2012
Rachel Held Evans | “All right, then, I’ll go to hell”. Well, once again leave it to Rachel Held Evans to offer some moving insights into the ongoing cultural and theological within the church regarding homosexuality. Denominnations, mainline and otherwise are continue to take the reality of homosexuality and turn it into a generational turf […]
Posted in American Culture, Christian Denominations, Culture Wars, Face Palm - When Failure Happens, Fundamentalism - Preserving 19th Century America For the Future, Generations - Guttenbergers vs. Googlers, Postmodern Perspectives, The Organized Church on May 14th, 2012
Rachel Held Evans | How to win a culture war and lose a generation. Once again my friend, Rachel Held Evans, nails it. I remember reading about “The Lost Generation” of the 1920s and we have created our own lost generation in the church in the name of pure doctrine and social justice. I think […]