Category: Long Reads

Fundamentally Flawed: A Preface to the Book

The stories are endless, and many more will be shared, mine included. Fundamental Christianity may well be the problem with Christianity, alongside hyper-progressive Christianity. Through these stories, my hope is to find redemption, and balance, and connection with a faith that was meant to include and protect and bless those whom fundamentalism (Pharisaical Judaism) had rejected.

How do you define a ‘Cult’?

How do you define a cult? How do you accurately determine if a group is just different, strange, or its actually a religious cult? This defines my criterion.

The Juxtaposition of Christ and Christianity Part #2

There are churches that have split over carpet color, there are churches where people are excluded who don’t dress right, and churches were people who should never be included (sexually criminal behavior) because they dress right. Irony is a never-ending problem when it comes to humans and religion.

The Juxtaposition of Christ and Christianity Part #1

The longer I have been removed from organized religion the starker the contrast between the message of Christianity and the visible church (application) of Christianity has become to me. As I study the history of¬†fundamentalism, evangelicalism and the later rise of the charismatic movement (more on that to come in […]

Cessationism – The Signs and Wonders (Apostles and Prophets) have Ceased

Yes. I am a Cessationist. What is Cessationism? At the core, Cessationism is a Christian doctrine that certain spiritual gifts, as attributed to the twelve Apostles, such as miraculous signs and wonders, has ceased. These gifts were things like the Tongues we see in Acts 2, spontaneous healings and prophetic […]

Pastoral Authority: What are the limits?

Does a Pastor have Apostolic Authority? Does he have the right to demand your obedience to his commands, or is the role of a pastor to command obedience to Christ? The real test is this: Is your loyalty to Christ alone, or are you Loyal to Christ through your Pastor?

Bobbed Hair, Bossy Wives and Women Preachers – A Book Report

A book report on the book written by old-time Baptist preacher John. R. Rice, who called women that cut their hair ‘harlots’. It’s a man dominate women era reading and filled with shocking, nonsensical and sometimes laughable topics like ‘Women who cut their hair tempt angels to sin.’ quotes.

Breeches & Trousers, Pants & Skirts – The truth about Men’s Clothing

There are modern churches that decree women can only wear dresses/skirts. Pants are men’s only clothing they claim this is directly related to Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man”. But is it?

The New Birth – Are Pentecostals/Legalists getting it wrong? Part #1

Recently I was asked by a person who is in the United Pentecostal Church system what my thoughts are on the New Birth, the Trinity (mainstream Pentecostalism denies the Trinity) and Speaking in Tongues, and how to reconcile the fact that Pentecostals believe anyone who doesn’t speak in tongues, or […]

The Village Idiot (Long Read, but a good read!)

I was inspired to write this article after a friend insisted I watch the movie The Village, and I finally did, many months after the suggestion. The Village is a seemingly utopian mid-1800’s community where ‘fear of the outside’ is what keeps everyone in. Until the Village Idiot gets curious […]