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lobsterhunter's Articles In Religion
June 16, 2009 by lobsterhunter
 It seems as though from the beginning of time humans have had a simple, yet brutal, way of dealing with wrong: rocks. Someone would point out the offender, and the whole community would stand ready to hurl stones in the direction of the accused. This archaic approach to dealing with indiscretion is alive in well today. Of course we don’t actually pick up jagged rocks and stone people, but the weight of another’s judgment has the same cruel effect. I know this, because recently ...
July 26, 2008 by lobsterhunter
The following definition of Christianese can be found on Wikipedia.  “The related term Christianese (or Bible-speak) refers to the contained terms and jargon used within many of the branches and denominations of Christianity as a functional system of religious terminology. It is characterized by the use in everyday conversation of certain words, theological terms, and catchphrases, in ways that may be only comprehensible within the context of Christian belief.” Now before I...
May 4, 2008 by lobsterhunter
Why do I hate going to church so much? I woke up today wishing Keller weren’t so far away. In the beginning, I didn’t mind driving forty miles to hear Brandon speak because he was dynamic and his sermons provoked questions and deep thinking. Lately, his messages seem disconnected and haphazard. I don’t look forward to Sundays anymore, and they used to be my favorite day of the week.  If I am honest with myself, I know the issue is not the church. The problem is me. My spir...