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No Itching Ears ??

February 14, 2013

Sometime around the middle of the first century, the apostle Paul wrote to a young Church leader, “…For there will be a time when they will not hear sound teaching, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires”. While I am certain that this statement can describe the Church at many points in history, it could never have been more true than it is in America today. All that one has to do is to watch “christian” television or visit a “christian” bookstore to see what kinds of teaching dominate. People clearly want to hear that God wants them to be rich, healthy and good looking. God is an American and not only that He is most definitely a very “conservative” Republican. God doesn’t really want people to think too hard so He expects authors and preachers to keep things extreemly simple because thinking too hard might make people question things better left unquestioned.

I believe in “radical Christianity”. That is a faith that cuts to the root. A faith that has serious implications to all of the issues of life. These are issues that I will try to deal with in this blog. Theology, Ecclesiology, Culture, and Politics are all fair game. But, I will always endeavor to deal with each topic from a perspective of Christian faith. While both church and culture have exhibited bias against intellectual efforts, I will seek to write rationally. I see no conflict between faith and reason and each should inform the other. I also encourage feedback and discussion. Criticism, if well-thought, is not viewed here as negative.

I am new to this whole blogosphere, so please feel free to offer suggestions as to how I can use it more effectively.


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