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Christianity is not a crutch, it’s a wheelchair

Christianity is about God providing what you and I are incapable of providing. A frequent statement on religion is that it’s a crutch. As Christians we forget that without Jesus showing up, a crutch will not be enough. No, Christianity is a wheelchair because…

Book Review: reWritten by Bruce & Heather Moore

“With each life opportunity, God reveals to us more of His story for our lives and the potential for what we can become if we trust Him to author our future.” p. 35 Many of us have wondered, is this really how my life…

The Gospel according to farm & sports injury

In recent news people are debating the issue of the labor department setting 85 pages of regulations to protect minors from farm injuries. In 2010 there was about 7,500 farm injuries. The thought is farm injuries are often severe and debilitating. I’m not for…

My guide to becoming a recovering fundamentalist: The conclusion

“Be holy for I am holy” ~God “We can make God’s Word say what we want if we’re not careful” ~A Mentor I want to close this guide with the final two good things that come from fundamentalism. Granted these two areas have been…

The Tyranny of God’s Blessing

God’s blessing is not fragile. Too often we view God’s blessing as some delicate mist. If we make the slightest wrong move *p o o f* it vanishes away. Preachers and churches often craft statements like If you don’t do [insert topic de jour…

My guide to becoming a recovering fundamentalist: The Gospel

In Philippians Paul instructs us to rejoice when the Gospel is preached. There is no doubt in my mind that the Gospel is preached faithfully in fundamentalist churches. Heart issues aside (all groups have them) fundamentalism does have at its core the Gospel. This…

Psalm 46

God Is Our Fortress 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar…

My Guide to become a recovering fundamentalist: Q&A

Why the series? Are you anti, pro or neutral to fundamentalism? There are three big reasons why: 1) Fundamentalism became a strawman argument. So, people can attack ‘fundies’ and gain some quick accolades. Strawman arguments are bad and it’s better to address real heart…

My guide to become a recovering fundamentalist: Separation or discernment?

“You have no business promoting public schools!” “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise.” St. Paul First, separation is a command The Bible teaches separation. There is no avoiding that in Scripture. Our associations, friendships, business partners, ministry partners…

My guide to become a recovering fundamentalist: Legalism

“As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.” ~St. Paul Legalism as the issue There is a bit of legalism in everyone. As we…