Don’t Talk to Strangers: Examining Conversations with God for Teens

(Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 8) God is a pool of energy; there is no certain age or time for sexual initiation; there is no right or wrong, our main purpose is to remember we are actually God; and after death, we will lose our individual distinctions in The Oneness, but then become individualized and be born again, a cycle to repeat for eternity. If one … Continue reading

A Lesser of Two Weasels? Some Unsolicited Advice on Voting

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Yet another Christian has decided to tell you what and for whom to vote for? It seems these days Christians are being battered by pundits telling them what to do with their vote. Recently, evangelicals have divided over what to do about the possibility of voting for Donald Trump. The responses run the gamut from bending their past statements into a pretzel in order to now endorse the person … Continue reading

Aliens and Strangers

Biblically speaking, Christians are strangers and foreigners in a strange and foreign land. We are to be ambassadors for Christ for our time on Earth, though our true citizenship is already in heaven. As ambassadors, how should we interact with the lost in our culture? In 2013, we wrote a blog entitled, “Walking in Their World.” In the blog, we mentioned a group of about 300 “vampires” that gathered in a local park … Continue reading

Christophobia

In a previous blog post, I wrote about sociologists finally recognizing that evangelicalism is viable ideology to study seriously. Well now two sociologists are studying another aspect of life that most evangelicals have experienced at one time or another. I’m talking about the prejudice that dare not speak its name lest we get shinned kicked by the knee-jerk reactions. Some people have a genuine, palpable, and uniformed opinion of Christians and this leads them to … Continue reading

Harry and Larry decide to marry

The supersonic speed with which popular views on sexuality seem to be changing is dizzying. Christians and traditionalists look at their country in amazed dismay – how could the moral underpinning in this country have been abandoned so quickly – seemingly overnight? In reality, these changes have been the agenda of the far left for quite a long while, but most of society and the church have not been paying close attention. The left has … Continue reading

The Church in Crisis

by Don & Joy Veinot & Ron Henzel (Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 1) In a world awash in new religious movements—or what could properly be termed the “repaganization” of the world—Russell D. Moore raises a very important question regarding the future of the Church: …the questions over evangelical identity are not ultimately about turf wars over publishing houses or academic guilds. They are about one … Continue reading