Deciphering the Evangelical Lexicon

Deciphering the Evangelical Lexicon

The redefinition of Americanized Christianity from a primary call to follow Jesus to a fear-based ideology has solidified during the highly divisive political activities of recent years. To accomplish this fuller evangelical evolution, words had to change meanings....
A ‘Flat’ Bible Flat Out Leads Away from Jesus

A ‘Flat’ Bible Flat Out Leads Away from Jesus

Yes, I know: “God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right. By using Scripture, the...
Rose Garden Christianity is Thorny Variety

Rose Garden Christianity is Thorny Variety

Focus on the Family founding president James Dobson’s post-election reflection was quite the lament. He took the loss by the incumbent president very personally. For Dobson and other religious-right attention-seekers – often courted by conservative politicians to...
Darkness May Illuminate What We Most Need to See

Darkness May Illuminate What We Most Need to See

Most of us have gotten used to a lot of light. Even in what we call darkness, there is usually enough illumination – from street lights sneaking through cracks in the blinds to colorful appliance displays glowing in the home – to find one’s way around the house...