Gnosticism of the churches masks our inability to respond with any prophetic strength


My college days and Facebook friend Toby Roberts made a comment that sent me into a reply that I want to share as a post: Toby: Does the virus not like weddings? Actually, it LOVES weddings. Me: And they are happening, weekend after weekend, all summer, right across the street from me and unavoidably reminding me of the utter senselessness of clinging Continue Reading

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The drive to restore “normal” is at a feverish “idolatrous” pitch


I posted yesterday about another wedding about to happen. Well, it did, and it was just like the others: 40-50 people, exhibiting ZERO caution about distancing, or masks, laughing and screaming, singing, indoors for hours, and topping it off with a bride-groom procession between lines of people on both sides, maskless, shoulder to shoulder, out the front door and into Continue Reading

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Lawless crooks; mob rule


Trump Administration again tries to “bully” and retaliate, sending Michael Cohen back to prison from home confinement after he hesitated in signing a condition to his home confinement that he NOT publish his book or speak up about what is in it, or speak negatively about Trump. Federal judge says , in no uncertain terms, SHOVE IT. You cannot do Continue Reading

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Modern day Gnostics


The “Christian Right” are the modern day Gnostics. They seem to easily adapt their “spirituality” to an ethic and a concept of a Kingdom that is detached from the lives of people where they are, and cling instead to some romanticized, “knowledge/docgtrinal based” system of verbal confession. One must “pose things in the right wording’ in order to be among Continue Reading

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Eco-Idolatry? Theological Nonsense


(This post was originally posted two years ago today, on Facebook. It showed up today on my Facebook “Memories”) I am intrigued with the eagerness people seem to have to “expose” eco-theological concerns as some form of idolatry, and thus apostasy. It strikes me as rather blind to the clear ecological consciousness of Scripture; which should be recognized from the very Continue Reading

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“Beginning(s) of the End”


Looks like another wedding weekend is happening across the street. Clumps of people (6-7) coming and going, maskless, in and out of the building yesterday, for what would seem to fit the pattern of a rehearsal dinner. I’ll be looking later on to see if the same behavior persists (wedding attenders of the ceremony plus reception, mask-less, singing, celebrating). I Continue Reading

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The Mob Feds


After Trump said he would send agents to more cities, Philly’s district attorney lays out how he might criminally charge federal officers. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-22/philly-d-a-threatens-to-arrest-federal-agents

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