The 2016 “Let’s Put an End to Facebook Christianity” Challenge

Let’s talk honestly for a minute about the growing prevalence of “Facebook Christianity”—you know, those 101 ways we equate burying ourselves in social media with interacting with God. Just one example: those posts that claim that a Like = Amen, or that a Comment = a prayer—or, better yet, a Share = a hundred prayers. It appears that all weContinue reading “The 2016 “Let’s Put an End to Facebook Christianity” Challenge”

Rationing Worship

When we ration our love for God, we set boundaries as to what we will and won’t do to express our devotion to him: “It’s okay to clap our hands in church—a little.” Or, “Lifting one’s hands is nice, but let’s not go too far.” We’re afraid… of what others might think… and of what God mightContinue reading “Rationing Worship”

Christmas: a holiday for the wealthy… unless we do something about it

Let’s face it: the Americanized concept of Christmas is for the wealthy. There are many who look to this season with dread because they cannot keep up with the demands that we, as a society, have put upon ourselves. As Christians, we can pretend that Christmas is still centered around Jesus, but in reality we know theContinue reading “Christmas: a holiday for the wealthy… unless we do something about it”