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The Sufficiency of Scripture

2-15-2017 · It has been a long time since I’ve posted on Stand Firm. I have been tied up with increasingly time consuming parish work, six growing kids, a new house (same church, same city) and, most…


Decisions Have Consequences

1-7-2017 · Last summer, the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church elected the first openly gay bishop of that denomination. Now, it is finding out that decisions to play ideological games really do have consequences. It…


ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

8-16-2016 · You probably missed it (I know I did), but the German Foreign Ministry in the U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently concluded its triennial national gathering. In between re-arranging the deck chairs on its…


Liberals to United Methodist Church: Drop Dead (THIRD UPDATE)

7-16-2016 · The United Methodist Church in the western United States is dying. The Western Jurisdiction (which encompasses all U.S. states west of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona) is in a terminal death spiral, having lost well…


PCUSA to Middle East Christians: Not Even Lip Service

6-25-2016 · The Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly met this week in Portland. On Middle East issues, it was a tired recycling of old anti-Israel tropes, with some minor modifications. The “Middle…


UMC Withdraws from RCRC, Agency Heads Throw Tantrum

6-22-2016 · You may have heard that the United Methodist Church’s General Conference voted earlier this year to withdraw from the odious Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a Moloch-worshipping organization that supports abortion at any time, for…


Islam Goes to the PCUSA

6-22-2016 · Yes, I have been away a long time (since last October, to be exact), and I have been mulling over giving up this blogging stuff altogether. Then, according to The Layman Online the Presbyterian Church…


U.S. Methodists Preparing for Leap Over the Cliff

5-19-2016 · Following in the now well-established tradition of self-destruction, the Methodist Church readies its strategy as it prepares to jump off the cliff.  .The United Methodist Church’s Book…


On Attempts to Rewrite the Bible

1-4-2016 · People who go to church expect to hear readings from Holy Scripture—which frequently then become the basis for the sermon. Actually, all of the so-called “proper” elements of an Episcopal or Catholic mass—the collect, the…


Has America Sold Her Christian Soul?

11-20-2015 · The ISIS/ISIL/IS (could we please agree on a convention, folks?—see below) terrorists in Paris have finally pushed America over the top, it would seem. Well, let the reader decide. Here are just the straight facts:…


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