The Prodigal Cynics

A recent Christian Post article featured a new author and her forthcoming book, When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love and Starting Over, by Addie Zierman. The author is 30 years old, a mother of two, and a self-described former church "cynic". She was raised in an evangelical church, participated … Continue reading The Prodigal Cynics

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Melodramatic Mark Driscoll & Co.

The headlines read: "Mark Driscoll: Christians Facing Darker Days; 'The Church Is Dying'" and, "Mark Driscoll Pulls Up to Church Service in Hearse to Ask, 'Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future?'" I have to laugh at his antics (or I'll scream), but then, it isn't just Driscoll. Many, many (but not all) pastors … Continue reading Melodramatic Mark Driscoll & Co.

To Market, to Market

Why do Christian conference speakers "preach to the choir" so to speak? Why was the Creation Museum (now with a zip line!) really built when all the people who go, already believe what they teach? Why do pastors (especially megachurch ones) feel the need (and how do they find the time) to publish books about … Continue reading To Market, to Market

Back to Church?

National Back to Church Sunday (motto: We love exclamation points!) is coming September 15th this year(!). (Just teasing y'all) I have not attended a church regularly in 4 years, though I have visited a number of different ones in my area. Last year was the first I had ever heard of "Back to Church Sunday"-and … Continue reading Back to Church?