Tag Archives: conservative Christian

Left Behind and Church

Someone at church was encouraging us to go see the new Left Behind movie, starring Nicholas Cage.  Left Behind is a series of books written by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins about the end times.  I told the pastor that … Continue reading

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Does God Only Hear Christians’ Prayers?

I was watching some sermons yesterday.  The first one was by Joel Osteen.  The second was by Kenneth Copeland.  And the third was by Charles Stanley. I liked the first two sermons.  The third, however, troubled me immensely.  Charles Stanley’s … Continue reading

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Easter 2014

For Easter, I went to Catholic mass with my Mom and step-Dad last night, and I went to my Presbyterian church this morning.  I am not sure what to get out of these services as someone who is not entirely … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Many Mansions, by Harvey Cox

Harvey Cox.  Many Mansions: A Christian’s Encounter with Other Faiths.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1988, 1992. I first saw this book over ten years ago, when I was shelving books at Harvard Divinity School’s library.  I was a conservative Christian at … Continue reading

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The Last Ounce of Courage

I watched the 2012 Christian movie, The Last Ounce of Courage.  Some people in my Bible study group were recommending it, and, after coming home and reading what it was about, I was expecting not to like it.  Well, I … Continue reading

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Faith and Scholarship; News or Religious Book?

I have two items for my write-up today on Ari Goldman’s The Search for God at Harvard. 1.  On page 70, Goldman states: “Another noteworthy development in the academic study of religion has been the ability of scholars of religion … Continue reading

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