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The Plague of Pietism #3
Speaking Your Truth

By | 20 Oct 2019

A couple of phrases have arisen of late within modern pop culture and political discourse. Those phrases are “speaking your truth” and “speaking truth to power.” So let’s dig into the concept of “truth” and see what we discover. Objective Truth The subtitle here is actually repetitively redundant. Truth IS objective. There is no “my” truth or “your”… Read More »

Racism

By | 8 Aug 2019

For those of you who haven’t read my bio here at Miscellaneous Ramblings, I was born in El Paso, Texas, in addition to my mother, her sister, and my half-sister. I spent my childhood and tween years there departing for Northern California with my parents as an early teenager. I later returned as an adult after I was… Read More »

The Plague of Pietism #2:
Secular Humanism & Postmodernism

By | 1 Jul 2019

What is Secular Humanism? Point of fact: secular humanism is a religion in its own right. Surprised? I was, too, when I stumbled across an article mentioning how the United States Supreme Court had declared it as such in the 1961 case of Torcaso v. Watkins (367 U.S. 488). “Man is the measure of himself” as expressed visually… Read More »

The Plague of Pietism #1:
Pietism vs Christianity

By | 19 Jun 2019

The Barna Group recently found that 80% of professing Christians do not know how to apply their Christian beliefs to their everyday lives. This condition is called “pietism.” The NT calls it by another term: carnality. Pietism divides human existence between the “spiritual” and the “unspiritual” aka the “sacred” and the “secular,” therefore pietist Christians do not believe… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? #11:
How to Become Divinely Prosperous

By | 27 May 2019

I’ve been praying over the last few days about how the Holy Spirit wanted me to conclude this series. The answer came when my pastor began his sermon last night with the following quote from Proverbs: My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years… Read More »

Divine Prosperity: Heresy or What? # 10:
Were Jesus’ His Disciples Actually Poor?

By | 15 May 2019

One of the common objections raised against the prosperity message is that Jesus, as our perfect earthly Example, and His disciples were all poor folks who didn’t have two shekels to rub together. This article will hopefully put that myth out of our misery once and for all. One of my favorite non-fiction authors is Rodney Stark, Ph.D.,… Read More »