Science and Evangelicalism

Chemistry

ChemistryI am an Evangelical, and I am ashamed of Evangelicalism, specifically the American brand of conservative Christianity, and it’s approach to science as something to be feared. Whether is evolution, or global warming, or psychology, a large number of evangelicals approach science with needless credulity, undermining the scientific process, harming children, and fostering a faith built on a…

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Sanctification and light

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1.8

I think that complacency, a satisfaction with how we are today, is one of the things that is most antithetical to the gospel. Why? Because if the gospel is the message by which we are saved, the message of a coming kingdom, the message of how we are able to one day be perfect, how then can we think…

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Surpassing Hope in Christ

Surpassing Hope in Christ

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, that are in heaven, and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or powers— all things were created through him, and for him. He himself is before all things, and by him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the…

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Devotions are not enough.

Devotions are not enough.

For me, as an Evangelical, I have always been told to “do your devotions,” to “set aside time every night/morning to read and meditate on the word of God.” But the more I have come to love the Word, the more I believe that devotions are at best a stopgap, and at worst unbiblical. Devotions, as Evangelicals like to define it, are not the way to properly grow a proper relationship with God.…

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Redemption and X-Men: Days of Future Past

Spoilers I recently watched X-Men: Days of future past and I found it to be a movie that was perhaps more enjoyable to watch than the opposing marvel film Captain America: the Winter Soldier.

Redemption and X-Men: Days of Future Past

Spoilers I recently watched X-Men: Days of future past and I found it to be a movie that was perhaps more enjoyable to watch than the opposing marvel film Captain America: the Winter Soldier.


A Letter to the Church

A Letter to the Church

Dear Evangelical Church,

I wanted to write to you because of my mixed feelings about you. I must admit that I find myself so often really, really not liking you. And though you claim to be the source of joy by virtue of a membership in the Body of Christ, I find that euphoria I once had at the knowledge of truth jaded by your failures and lackings.

Church, I hate how you value truth over all…

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Good Friday

The CrossGood Friday is the day where we as Christians remember that Jesus Christ died. And for Christians, this day is the day where Christians remember the pivotal moment of human history where God effected the means of the redemption of humanity. Good Friday celebrates death, because Christianity says that by death of one, the many can be reconciled to God. This is epitomized in a passage from the…

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Captain America, Freedom, and Christianity

spoilers Movies always have a point, it isn’t an explicit point, but movies do make a decision of how to portray humanity in a display of what is good and evil.

Captain America, Freedom, and Christianity

spoilers Movies always have a point, it isn’t an explicit point, but movies do make a decision of how to portray humanity in a display of what is good and evil.


The Hands and Feet of Christ

The Hands and Feet of Christ

As it is, there are many members, yet one body… . Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
I Corinthians 12.20,27

As Christians we have an interesting phrase as a reminder of our personhood as Christians: “you are the hands and feet of Christ in the world.” And this is true because we know that Christ is no longer in the world today and we are ambassadors for Christ, God…

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I am a creationist

I am a creationist

These are my thoughts on the recent debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye

I am a creationist. I agree with the central premise that Ken Ham put forth: God created the world by the breath of his mouth and the work of his hands. But not just that! I am also a…

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