America's Heritage

I have been doing some serious thinking lately. I know it is serious because my brain is getting hot. It is a good thing that I don’t have much hair up there anymore, that lets the heat dissipate better. Anyway, this post is about America’s heritage and how we need to rescue it. This is going to be one of my soapbox/philosophical speeches so hang on.

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Looking Back – U.S. Christianity

For this Sunday’s Look Back let’s look at the MAGA/Evangelical cult.

I never would have dreamed that U.S. Christianity would have taken the fatal hit it has when I wrote the above words five years ago. Yeah, we had the Tea Party back then that was identified as a radical right fringe but for the most part they were not identified as a primarily Christian organization.

The phrase “Make America Great Again” and “Evangelical” are now combined into MAGA/Evangelical and are irrefutably joined at the hip. I’m sure the roots of today’s cult were from the Tea Party but it is now on steroids!

I am glad that I had the opportunity to spend five years between 2008 and 2014 blogging about Christianity at my blog RedLetterLiving. It was an awakening experience for me. Even though the words I put there eventually got me kicked out of a congregation I helped build, I would not take back any of those 600 posts I put there. It is amazing that RLL still gets a hundred or so views a month.

I did attempt a resurrection of sorts of RLL in early 2019, but my heart was just not in it. There was just too much damage even by then. The affiliation between the Republican Party and Christianity has perhaps put a fatal stain of Jesus’ church going forward. It is sad to see that again, a small minority can bring down a once noble organization. But, in a way it is their own fault. If the majority had the guts to stand up against the actions of the MAGA/Evangelicals they might have some credibility, but like the Republicans in the recent impeachment hearing they have simply lost that chance.

Are We At The Beginning Of The End, Or The Beginning Of The Beginning?

Things are rapidly changing in our world and that has far too many of us in a panic. Those that fear change think we are at the beginning of the end in almost anything. But those who embrace change think we just might be at the beginning of the beginning. That is what this post is all about.

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