Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dead at 38 … Dead at 90. What’s the Difference?

Have you ever encountered a statement that seems to perfectly encapsulate both your thinking and your fears?  Late last week, a friend of mine posted a little-known quote by Martin Luther King Jr. on his Facebook wall.  And since that … Continue reading

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Multi-Site Churches: Paving the Road to a “Cult of Personality”

Earlier this week, the Leadership Network of Dallas, Texas issued a new report that highlights the explosive growth of Protestant churches committed to the practice of multi-site gatherings.  As recently as 1990, there were only 10 documented examples of North … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day …

“If the church is identified with the Establishment in the minds of young people – in the minds of those who will come forth to be men and women in the next 20 years – I believe the church is … Continue reading

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Scripture Prohibits a Woman’s Right to Vote and Civil Rights to Homosexuals?

  Earlier this year, Blood Stained Ink (BSI) asked, Are Women Second Class Citizens in America? This post briefly provided statistics regarding the number of women elected to the US Congress, as compared to women elected to legislatures around the … Continue reading

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The Relative Unimportance of Being Schaap

By now most of you have read the sad news regarding (former) Pastor Jack Schaap of the megachurch, First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN. On July 31, 2012, he was removed from his position as Senior Pastor for having sexual … Continue reading

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Standing with “Pussy Riot” in Defiance of the Church

Today, I stand in solidarity with the Russian, feminist, punk-rock, art collective known as “Pussy Riot.”   And as I do so, I do it as one who professes faith in Jesus Christ and as one who stands in defiance … Continue reading

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Does My Free Chick-Fil-A T-shirt Say that I Hate Gay People or Love Religious Freedom?

Just a few short weeks ago, my wife and I took our three small children on an 18-hour car trip to Destin, Florida.  Amongst many other pit stops (both planned and unplanned), we happened to pull through a Chick-Fil-A in … Continue reading

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