THEN SHE SUMMED UP FAITH IN ONE SENTENCE – Marilyn Arnstrong

I had a very dear friend who was going through a terrible time of her life, yet her Christian faith never wavered. She once told me you could sum up Christianity in a sentence. "What is that?" I asked. "Christ died," she answered, "so we would be nice to each other, even before morning coffee." … Continue reading THEN SHE SUMMED UP FAITH IN ONE SENTENCE – Marilyn Arnstrong

A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! FROM THE SHINBONE STAR – Marilyn Armstrong

A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! WRITTEN BY MADMEGSBLOG - DECEMBER 22, 2019 A small but significant Christmas miracle recently happened on Friday. The magazine Christianity Today published an op-ed that said Trump should be removed from office. It seems like the Evangelicals denounced their quasi-prophet, and boy, what a denouncement it was! Yes, the very same people who claimed … Continue reading A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! FROM THE SHINBONE STAR – Marilyn Armstrong

MOSES, MEL, AND ME – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Before I put a finger on the keyboard, I admit this is probably heresy, at least to some people. One simply doesn't make fun of religious movies. It is simply not done. Especially not these days. But I do. Every Passover or Easter (usually, it's both together), Marilyn and I watch "The Ten Commandments." We don't watch it … Continue reading MOSES, MEL, AND ME – GARRY ARMSTRONG

THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Marilyn Armstrong

I run this every year because people forget. We should not forget where blindly following a leader can take you. This happened. I remember it. Everyone who was alive and able to read or watch TV remembers. On this day, the 41st anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre grew a saying everyone uses. "Drink the Kool-Aid" … Continue reading THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE – Marilyn Armstrong

OLD TIMEY RELIGIOUS MUSIC – Marilyn Armstrong

For a woman who is essentially religiously neutral, firmly clinging to my position of "no opinion" like a limpet on a wet rock with the tide coming in -- I really love church music. I cannot help myself. Play me some Christmas carols and I am singing (croaking?) along with heartfelt enthusiasm. Blame my elementary … Continue reading OLD TIMEY RELIGIOUS MUSIC – Marilyn Armstrong

THANKS, NOW LEAVE – Rich Paschall

Not Welcome Anymore, by Rich Paschall Roger was a busy guy.  In recent months he absolutely could not find time to fit one more thing into his schedule.  The local pastor, Jared, was even busier and usually kept to a tight schedule.  His time was parceled out like the hosts he distributed on Sunday.  So … Continue reading THANKS, NOW LEAVE – Rich Paschall

FANDANGO’S PROVOCATIVE QUESTION #33

Fandango’s Provocative Question #33 It's hard to talk about this stuff without sounding pious or self-righteous. Personally, I always wonder if I have a price too and it's merely that no one has offered to pay it that I have managed to stay true to my fundamental beliefs. When you've never been tempted or at least … Continue reading FANDANGO’S PROVOCATIVE QUESTION #33