Posts Tagged ‘conservative’

By Matt Horan

The other day someone emailed me about my blog about amicable separation of the United Methodist Church.  He talked about the difference between liberals and evangelicals, which is the place where I stopped reading.

If someone asks a Christian, “Hey are you an evangelical?” the correct answer is “Yes.”  “Evangel” means “good news.”  Evangelists tell people good news.  If someone or something is evangelical, it is contributing to the spread of good news.  Our Good News is that while we were dead to sin, God sent his son Jesus Christ to live and die for us and raised him to new life before us.  We can be joined with this Jesus and live a new life and leave the old one behind.  Good News.

I know that it helps to be able to judge people by the group.  It’s so easy to talk about liberals or conservatives when we can group them all together and take a big swipe or two at them.  But here’s the thing that made me blog today:

There cannot be some Christians who aren’t evangelical.  (more…)


By Matt Horan

What do you think of Global WarmingScientific factA bunch of baloney?  Should baloney feel insulted by being associated with Global Warming?

What do you think about healthcare reformShould we go for a national healthcare system run by Uncle SamShould we leave it alone?  Should we pursue tort reform?

What’s your faith system?  ChristianHinduMuslimJewishBuddhistAtheist?  Think you might ever convert from one to another?  How good an argument would you have to make to get someone to convert from their position to yours?  As good as this?


By Matt Horan

When speaking about the period from the 11th to the 15th centuries, the language of Great Britain is commonly known as “Middle English.”  There are some similarities with present day English, of course, but to understand someone speaking it today would be a challenge. (more…)

By Matt Horan

The beautiful Gutenberg Bible is the first produced on the printing press.

I don’t need the Bible to be “infallible” anymore.

I used to.  I used to have a radar that trolled the horizon for possible challenges to the perfection of the Scriptures.   If someone claimed that the Bible was too old, out of date, out of touch, full of contradictions, full of errors, etc, I would hyperventilate a little and get ready to put my heresy-slaying boots on. (more…)