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Preacher’s Kid: Honest Faith, Real World

Preacher’s Kid: Honest Faith, Real World

July 2011 Archives

Bad Karma when you ‘dis’ others’ holy persons, places or things

posted by remims

Mess with someone’s scriptures, holy sites, holy figures, sacred symbols and icons or even their blessed undergarments (shout out to my Mormon friends, and the antics of Latter-day Saint underwear tossing street preachers at Salt Lake City’s Temple Square), and […]

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When it comes to holy writ, which is better: Printed or e-books?

posted by remims

I love ebooks. On my Android phone, or my Nook, laptop and even on my aging desktop PC, they’ve become my medium of choice for reading and studying. My once rather large collection of bound, paper volumes in years’ past […]

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Anti-Christian media bias? Yes – and Christians share the blame

posted by remims

Christian leaders, whether speaking from the Holy See in Rome,  the stages of America’s mega church multimedia wonders or the meanest, rusting music-stand pulpit of storefront inner-city chapel, all decry what they see as the growing bias of secular media […]

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Mitt Romney ‘obviously not a Christian’? Is it ‘obvious’ who is, and why?

posted by remims

So, that bastion of truth, fairness and letting us “decide,” Rupert Murdock’s Fox News – or more precisely, “Fox & Friends”  host Ainsley Earhardt — recently declared that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is “obviously not . . . a […]

Amy Winehouse, amid rush to judgment, remember a sad little girl

posted by remims

I never heard but a snippet, here and there, of an Amy Winehouse song. But I’d see her on the news, being led to some courtroom, her latest stint in rehab or staggering at a concert, forgetting lyrics and being […]

Is Norway’s terror being used as excuse for anti-faith bigotry?

posted by remims

The horrific terror attacks in Norway Friday — and that’s what they were, whether perpetrated by Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, or home-grown extremists as it appears to be in this case — led to a lot of initial knee-jerk bigotry. In this […]

Campus Crusade for Christ is now just ‘Cru’ . . . at least, it’s not Cru-X

posted by remims

It seems having “Jesus” or “Christ” or even “Christian” on the signs of churches or logos of ministries – even long-established ones dedicated to spreading the gospel – has become passé. Even evangelical and fundamentalist congregations have been jettisoning those […]

A Muslim’s act of forgiveness speaks louder than Al-Qaeda’s terror

posted by remims

  On Wednesday, July 20, convicted Texas killer Mark Stroman will be executed – unless a campaign by the most unlikely of champions succeeds in winning a stay, and possibly commutation of his sentence to life behind bars. That champion […]

What the hell happened to hell?

posted by remims

There seems to be a helluva a lot of talk about hell lately. The debate about exactly what “hell” is has raged for millennia. The place — or concept of such a place of torment for unrepentant sinners — varies […]

Jesus is the Rock of Ages on Facebook, too

posted by remims

It turns out that the Son of God is no stranger to social media. He did that pretty well, as you  recall, more than 2,000 years ago. Huge crowds followed him, even into the countryside. He taught them, blessed them, […]

Believe in healing? Yes. Faith healers? Not so much

posted by remims

To be the son of the Pentecostal minister is to believe in the possibility of divine healing. And, I do.  However, a lot depends on how broadly you define “healing,” and that, in turn, depends on your willingness to not […]

Can Christians have the blues? Yes – and play them, too

posted by remims

My dad, the preacher, never completely fit into the Pentecostal/evangelical Christian mold. That is not to say he did not embrace the charismatic experience. He did, and he preached the critical need to be “born again” (a future blog on […]

Lack of news media ethics? Public’s hunger for the salacious doesn’t help

posted by remims

So, the Vatican has weighed in on the growing scandal with media mogul Rupert Murdock’s News of the World cell phone hacking scandal. The Holy See’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, opines that its high time the news media to adopt what […]

Pray (and ‘like’ Facebook?) for the peace of Jerusalem

posted by remims

When historians someday summarize the “Arab Spring” protests, be sure that the Facebook social networking site will get prominent mention. In Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria, this hard-to-censor, impossible to stop digital electronic grapevine has been critical to liberty-seeking […]

What Darwin, Freud and Jung taught me about faith

posted by remims

Sometimes, I look back on the survival of my personal faith within the crucible of a liberal arts college education as nothing less than a miracle. Like many preachers kids, I came out of a sheltered, fundamentalist Christian (and Pentecostal […]

Of housewives desperate, ‘real’ and of the Bible

posted by remims

First, there was “Desperate Housewives,”  ABC’s popular chronicle of the bizarre, quirky and occasionally — OK, frequently — morally hazy if not bankrupt moral and ethical struggles of the women of the fictional Wisteria Lane. But whether you love it, […]

Your comments on church vacations, reality TV

posted by remims

The good folks at Beliefnet.com are working hard to complete design and functionality of this blog of mine. Hopefully, the comment portal for my posts will soon be up, as well as an RSS/subscription button. ALso, some nifty graphics. Be […]

Vacation from ‘church,’ a walk with God

posted by remims

It’s summer. Vacation time, the opportunity to just relax, possibly visit new places, see the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Paris, the Greek Isles, Alaska’s inside passage, Disneyland, even Dollywood, for cryin’ out loud. You get the idea. Vacation = leaving […]

Can ‘Reality TV’ inspire real faith?

posted by remims

When I began this blog, one thing Beliefnet wanted me to explore was what inspiration or faith lessons could be gleaned from so-called “reality television” shows. Hmm. Well, there’s no doubt there is a plethora of them. Survivor and Big […]

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Was that lunch, or Our Lady of Cheddar and Christ in a chip?
Whenever I hear someone exclaim, “Christ on a crutch!” I usually point out there are at least a couple reasons the expression fails in the imagery department. First, scripture tells us he never had a broken bone. Second, if he had broken ...

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