Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World.

If you grew up in Fundamental American Christianity, chances are you sung the song "Jesus Loves the Little Children," countless times throughout your childhood in the church. It was written by preacher Clarence Herbert Woolston in the late 1800's and it gives children a very simple, yet beautiful global message with these lyrics: Jesus loves … Continue reading Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World.

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If Being a Christian Means XYZ, then I am not a Christian.

In his book, Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts Faith and Threatens America,  Randall Balmer cites Billy Graham's concern about a marriage between the political right and religious fundamentalism. Billy Graham warned, "I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious … Continue reading If Being a Christian Means XYZ, then I am not a Christian.

What if you were a refugee?: How to Inspire Empathy.

Like millions of human beings around the world, I am struggling to understand the political and spiritual climate in the United States and globally. The world seems to be very polarized and divided. We can pretend that the divide doesn't exist. We can blame it on politics, religion, or the media, but it's pretty clear … Continue reading What if you were a refugee?: How to Inspire Empathy.

The Good News in the Age of Trump: Believe in the Age to Come.

I was taught at a very young age, as long as I can remember, what the "good news" was. In fundamental Christianity, it is a central concept in which all others branch from. This "good news" is indoctrinated in us, and we are told to go out into the world and preach the good news. … Continue reading The Good News in the Age of Trump: Believe in the Age to Come.