Why am I so hard on Republican Christians? This is why. If you are a true Christian, no, let me say it this way, you are only a true Christian if you have been broken by Christ. Period. That is the benchmark. If you have not been flat on your face, or curled up into … Continue reading The Tares in Power
Author's Note: I am reposting this after Donald Trump's victory. We've heard what he has to say about Muslims. Trump markets in fear. But it is certainly true that horrific violence in the name of Islam is a daily staple of our news feed. So where is the real conversation we should be having? Dear Friends, We don’t know each other. So … Continue reading Open Letter To Muslims In The West
Still haven't gotten around to seeing American Sniper--it hasn't aged nearly enough. The Passion of the Christ came out in 2004. I didn't see it in the theater that year or on video--remember VHS--or any of the other medium available until Netflix streaming came into our lives and I promptly put The Passion at the … Continue reading Sheep Dogs, Wolves and the Lamb of God
I rant, I scold, I coo, tickle and poke but I'm not changing any minds here. Okay, something new. Newish. Or at least, more spontaneous. For instance, the first line, with the ranting and cooing just came out and I left it in, even though it invoked parents and children, a subject I'm avoiding; not … Continue reading Know What I’m Saying?
We do not die when our bodies die. Consciousness survives bodily death. Individually, we accept and accommodate this fact. Most of us have had personal experience around death, especially of loved ones, in which inexplicably, something in the room changes when a human being dies. Mind exits body in a loss perceptible on the deepest … Continue reading The Resurrected Elephant in the Room
I think I'm really starting to love this new iteration of the American Liberal. The way you love the happily retarded. Now, the anachronistic slur--not a slur really, as I hope we'll see--is intended only to set a time frame. I worked in the early 1970's at the now defunct Mansfield Training Center for the … Continue reading The Answer’s In the Back
My name is Dan Bennett. I'm a Christian. This blog is, as of its inception, a vanity project rather than Evangelization. It is an attempt to explore what it means to be a Christian in today's world, from a necessarily singular and personal perspective. This seems a truism. Who else could anyone speak for but … Continue reading Introduction