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

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

PEDIATRIC RELIGION – Marilyn Armstrong

When my first husband and I were getting married, he was something vaguely Protestant, though no one in his family knew what. They never attended church and while they were wild about Christmas, it was a very non-Christian version of it. I'm not even sure they were Christian, but they weren't anything else, either. I … Continue reading PEDIATRIC RELIGION – Marilyn Armstrong

HERESY OR HILARITY? by Marilyn Armstrong

FOWC with Fandango — Heretic We are lucky to be living in a time when heresy is a personal, private issue rather than a constitutional one. When Garry and I got married, we married in his Lutheran church because my husband still believes that stuff. I never believed it. When you are raised sort-of Jewish, you … Continue reading HERESY OR HILARITY? by Marilyn Armstrong

A LIVELY NEW SIN FOR A TIRED OLD WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

I did a some quick, shallow research on the original seven big ones, known lovingly as “the seven deadly sins.” Here is a quick reminder for those who didn’t do Dante, or who have (conveniently?) forgotten: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride. The original sins are more than words. They are concepts. Starting from … Continue reading A LIVELY NEW SIN FOR A TIRED OLD WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

ABUSE AND FORGIVENESS – Marilyn Armstrong

All religions have some good points, even ones with which you don't quite always agree. Personally, I am very fond of the Christian concept of "forgiveness." It is not "I forgive you, let's go hang out." It is closer to "God forgives you, now please go away and never come back." You can forgive someone and … Continue reading ABUSE AND FORGIVENESS – Marilyn Armstrong