How I Left a Cult

"Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself." ~Harlan Ellison, Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman I thought I had left this cult after two years, after my baby died. I now realize it has taken more like ten years. Ten years of slowly untangling myself and … Continue reading How I Left a Cult

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John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

To say that John MacArthur's Strange Fire Conference has lit a flame under the seats of many Christians may be an understatement. The Christian Post, a popular Christian news source, has been filled the past two weeks with articles from authors, pastors, and church leaders calling for everything from doctrinal balance, unity in the Body, … Continue reading John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference

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?