The Institutional Church’s Existential Problem of Subjectivity

The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord. So goes the old hymn. But, is that entirely true? Does the organized, hierarchical, religious institution, called “the Church,” have only one foundation? Many debate where tradition enters into that matter. Whereas this blog site previously has posted commentary on the Council of Nicaea and other …

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Ex-Evangelical Conversations: Christian Abuse Survivor, College Student, and Future Journalist Elizabeth Hunter, Part I – Not Your Mission Field

Ex-Evangelical Conversations: Christian Abuse Survivor, College Student, and Future Journalist Elizabeth Hunter, Part I – Not Your Mission Field Be warned that today’s installment of Ex-Evangelical Conversations is a very disturbing read. Currently a senior at a Christian college, Elizabeth Hunter’s path has been a harrowing one of survival involving parental negligence, re-homing, sexual abuse, …

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The Church has No Right (or Left)

“The Church” should be prescriptive only for those within it. In other words, STOP trying to tell (or force) disbelievers to live according to your faith and/or morals. Christofascism can be both “right” and “left,” and both instances are wrong, every time! If only Christianity would remember it has NO moral “jurisdiction” outside itself—no right …

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Composition of Tweets about Church & Politics

The trouble with “the #Church” getting entangled in #politics is that doing good in Jesus’ name always gets lost in the process; and if it is not lost, then the travesty of dominionist #theocracy (a.k.a. #Christofascism) has taken over. Coercion or forced faith is never genuine. — Lamb's Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) September 5, 2018 “Influence” (a.k.a. …

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Romans 13 and the State – Young Anabaptist Radicals

It is interesting to me how everyone just assumes that Paul is referring to the state in this passage. No one ever considers the possibility that Romans 13 has nothing to do with the state. There are even many translations that add the term “governing” to the Greek’s “authorities” so that the impression that the …

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Trump, Court Evangelicals & the State Church

A repugnant video is circulating, mainly on Facebook, but probably other platforms as well. It is a commentary on DJT's address to evangelicals at a recent dinner, made by evangelicals to honor Trump. The link to said video is here: https://www.facebook.com/LanceWallnau/videos/263231117636013/ Here's my response: “Christians,” who think Trump is someone able to give prophetic warnings …

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Articles – Searching Together | Jon Zens

Searching Together: About Jon Zens is an American author, speaker, scholar and theologian on Christian topics. Zens is best known for pioneering New Covenant Theology, which sees the entire Bible as a revelation of the gospel of grace fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Christians are no longer under the Law of Moses, but under grace. According …

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