Does God Punish Christians?

Sharon Church, Scripture, Theology 8 Comments

Today I want to know your thoughts on something, because I have a question that I am not entirely sure I know how to answer. This morning I was reading through Ezekiel (and fyi, if you ever want a light, encouraging read, Ezekiel is not it), and if you’re not familiar with the book, it is basically a long string …

Am I a Southern Baptist Black Sheep?

Sharon Church, Theology 1 Comment

I have never fit that well in the Southern Baptist tradition. Don’t get me wrong, I love my church, my pastor and my friends, but I’ve never felt like I totally fit in. In fact, I hate telling people I go to a Southern Baptist church. Whenever I do I always cringe for a moment, and then quickly explain that …

"I Want to Kill the Parachurch"

Sharon Church, Ministry, Theology 2 Comments

Don’t worry, those aren’t my words. The man who made this statement was a pastor of a church in California named Francis Chan. You may have heard of him–he’s probably one of the greatest up and coming pastors in America today. And while I have no idea if he made this statement for dramatic effect, or if he sincerely desires …

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Sharon Church 0 Comments

Earlier this week I attended a debate on “Religious Speech in the Public Realm” in which my Southern Baptist pastor debated with my pacifist professor. The discussion was interesting to say the least. It really is amazing how two men who both love Christ can differ so greatly on things. In this particular instance, they disagreed on the extent to …