Cynicism in the Church

Do Evangelical Celebrities Really Have Worse Kids?

You may have noticed this post is a couple days late. That’s because my original post was *gasp* shrouded in CONTROVERSY. Sort of. My original post’s argument went like this: (1) a declaration that the children of evangelical celebrities are, on average, worse people than children of normal evangelicals; (2)[…]

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Let’s Quit with the “Toxic” Talk

There’s a term that gets thrown around a lot that drives me crazy, both for rational and irrational reasons. That term is “toxic.” It seems especially popular with Christians on the Left1 for describing things they dislike on the Right. Traditional sexuality is toxic. The concept of hell is toxic.[…]

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“Evangelical Apocalypse:” Rejecting Both Naivete and Cynicism

This week, Ross Douthat had an article that hit close to home. In fact, he pretty much summed the purpose of this blog. You should read the whole thing: here it is. For those of you who didn’t follow the link (for shame!) the article is about how Trump’s presidency[…]

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The Enemy of My Enemy Is Not Necessarily My Friend

This take may have cooled a bit, but I’m still going to give it. I wanted to chip in my two cents from the CPAC Milo Yiannopoulos fiasco from a few weeks ago. For those who haven’t heard, CPAC–the largest conservative political gathering in the country–invited Yiannopoulos to be a[…]

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How to NOT Be a Cynic at Church: Part 3

In my last post, I discussed my four requirements for a perfect church. They were: A feeling of antiquity High church trappings Minimal change or commitment from me Perfect doctrinal blend of liberalism and conservatism When I moved back to Colorado Springs, my quest was to find a church with[…]

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How to NOT Be a Cynic at Church: Part 1

My family and I go to International Anglican Church1 in Colorado Springs. For those interested in such things, it’s part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). We think it’s a great church, and we’re happy and content. But it took me a long time to get to “happy[…]

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