I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!

When I was growing up I belonged to a very conservative church. We believed in the inerrant scripture and that we engaged with God through our faith and works. We were taught in moral purity and to avoid the emotionalism of “other” denominations. Problem? As a teenager I was not exactly “pure” and seriously struggled with the shame of my inner life. Also, besides my … Continue reading I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!

Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas

A reflection after a Christmas sermon. I often look at the Nativity scene on cards and in windows and wonder if people know how far it is from the reality. The real birthplace of Jesus had less to do with an English stable then with a third world animal shed. The noise and smell would make a modern midwife gag. Then, there’s the blood and … Continue reading Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas