Tag Archives: Suffering

Christianity: Not For The Faint-Hearted

Starting a new job is tough. It doesn’t matter what you do or who you work for, the transition is hard. The work itself may not be the problem. Maybe it’s finding the best route to work to avoid traffic. Maybe it’s realizing that there’s no way to avoid it, and having to sit in a parking lot called a highway for an hour before and after work! Maybe it’s finding the good places to eat for lunch and still get back inside of an hour. It’s not any of those for me. There’s only one reason I’ve ever started a new job: more money. Now, this may flesh out in ending a season of unemployment, by God’s grace, or being offered a position after being at the same place for a while, but the motivation has generally been the same. I’ve recently ended one of those seasons of unemployment by accepting a help desk/entry level programming position. The work has a learning curve, but that’s not the hard part. The hard part is fighting the idols of comfort, security, and stability to make sure that I spend my money in a way that glorifies God.

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“Gays Are Nazis”: A Response From Bryan Fischer – part 2

If you haven’t read my last post, please do so before reading this.

My Reply To Fischer’s Response:
Mr. Fischer, thank you for taking the time to respond to explain and elaborate on your initial statement.

As a follower of Christ, I share the same concerns that you do. I don’t want to be shut up in the four walls of the church. Have you considered that they are being so oppressive and intolerant in response to the oppressiveness and intolerance they feel coming from conservatives?

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“Gays Are Nazis”: A Response From Bryan Fischer

Last week, I posted a blog addressing a protest to Governor Perry’s prayer rally. In this post, I expressed my feelings regarding Bryan Fischer’s comment “Gays are Nazis”. I was so crushed by this, because I feel that many people will take this to be the stance of most Christians, that I felt it necessary to write the AFA about Fischer’s comment. The conversation is below (sorry for the incredible length).

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Live Sent: Moved To Action

For those new to the blog, I’ve been reading Jason Dukes’ new book, Live Sent. As I’ve been reading, I’ve been posting some of my reflections. One of those reflections was partially in response to a FB event to picket the Rick Perry prayer rally happening on August 6th. With this particular post being so controversial in nature, it drew some comments from the person organizing the picket. As I typed out my response to the first comments, I kept feeling like words weren’t enough.
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Overview of Islam

In order to help prepare those attending today’s Saturday Seminar on Understanding and Engaging Islam, our discipleship resource pastor, Geoff Ashley, put together a series of posts on the Merely Theological blog that I thought were worth sharing.

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