Archive for August, 2010

The most underreported story of the Glenn Beck rally?

August 31, 2010

I was starting to really wonder what the hell happened to American evangelicalism since I left the States in the 90s. When I was growing up in Texas, Mormonism was considered a cult and heresy and yet this Glenn Beck thing in Washington had been reported as if it were a religious event rather than a political one. I still don’t understand why this isn’t a bigger deal. I blogged about it previously.

But some have started to pick up on this weird phenomenon. I predict some prominent evangelical with brass balls and no sense of tact to declare Beck the antichrist before the year is up.

Is Islam a nationality? Christianity is.

August 1, 2010

Much of the criticism of Ron Ramsey has been about him calling Islam a “cult or whatever you want to call it.” But I also thought it interesting that he suggested it might be a nationality. Reason being that Christianity is a nationality depending on how one defines nationality. Jesus didn’t preach tolerance or accepting him as your personal lord and savior. He preached the Kingdom of God. It is at hand, he says. I don’t think Christians take this seriously enough. If one should read the bible literally or believe in its inerrancy as many do, one has to contend with what it means to participate or become a citizen of the Kingdom of God. (more…)