Harold Camping’s May 21st Doomsday Extravaganza!

Harold Camping has predicted that Christ will return on Saturday, May 21, 2011 and – because that’s just not BIG enough, I suppose – there will be massive earthquakes around the world! That’s right, he’s predicting a doubleheader: the Rapture and Judgment Day all rolled into one – a veritable Doomsday Extravaganza.

Why USAmerica Is Still The Mission Field

In my youth, I recall seeing a banner stretched across the back of the sanctuary of an old country church, directly over the exit, which warned (usually in big, bold, red letters!) that: “You are now entering the Mission Field!!” For the vast majority of Appalachian Protestant fundamentalists and charismatics, when you mentioned the mission…

Are Christians Too Nice?

I’m serious. Christians are called to be like Christ Jesus, to walk in His steps. I wonder if we’re not imitating the Gentle Shepherds and Caucasian Jesus portraits we’re all familiar with rather than the Jesus of the Bible. The Jesus we’re taught about in Sunday School doesn’t have much in common with the one…

Why USAmerica is Still the Mission Field

In my youth, I recall seeing a banner stretched across the back of the sanctuary of an old country church, directly over the exit, which warned (usually in big, bold, red letters!) that: “You are now entering the Mission Field!!” For the vast majority of Appalachian Protestant fundamentalists and charismatics, when you mentioned the mission…