Posts Tagged ‘liberal’

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

          “Sticks and stones will break my bones by names will never hurt me…”  Well, as they say in my new sister-in-law’s native Australia:label-maker


          It occurs to me that the kiss of death in America’s sociological discourse is to be called a name.  Conversely, the way to effectively assasinate the credibility of someone involved in the discourse is to label them.
          For instance, a person listens to a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama and says, “Hey, that’s a pretty good idea.”  Someone could easily respond and say, “What are you, a socialist?” (more…)