October 22, 2017

Universalism, Lynchburg Style

Universalism, Lynchburg Style A Falwellian Theologian's valiant struggle to not fall over the cliff by Michael Spencer Christ died for the sins of everyone. Right? Seems simple enough. When I was journeying towards Calvinism, … [Continue reading...]

Education and The Painful Failure of Circular Reasoning

Education and The Painful Failure of Circular Reasoning by Michael Spencer That feeling you have of going in an endless and meaningless circle? It's the pain of circular logic. The fact is your mechanic IS the problem with … [Continue reading...]

Stalking the DVD Antichrist

Stalking The DVD Antichrist It's the end of worship as we know it...and we feel fine. by Michael Spencer I spotted the Antichrist today. He looked back at me from an ad in a flyer from a major Christian retailer, which shall … [Continue reading...]

Defending the dufus President

Defending The Dufus President by Michael Spencer I have never written about my own journey from liberalism to conservatism, and I won't be doing so anytime soon. When I was an enthusiastic liberal- I once journeyed hours to … [Continue reading...]

Are we wrong about marijuana?

Are We Wrong About Marijuana? by Michael Spencer Drugs have cost me a lot of friends: my students. Like every school in America, the school where I work prohibits the use of drugs by students (and staff.) Three years ago we … [Continue reading...]

I have my doubts

I Have My Doubts The many reasons I don't believe. by Michael Spencer Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" • Mark 9:24 Let's start with bugs. Bugs have … [Continue reading...]

Somewhere in the basement of the DNC…

Somewhere in the Basement of the DNC... by Michael Spencer Memo to: The Committee of Twelve From: Darwin Mapplethorp Kennedy IV, Campaign Development Director, 2004 Democratic Presidential Campaign RE: Prospects for taking the … [Continue reading...]

What we’re digging for

What We’re Digging For by Steve Mcfarland “Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho! It’s off to work we go!” It seems almost another life ago when I recall my first real job out of high school. Before I started college, I worked as a … [Continue reading...]

The boat in the backyard

The Boat In The Backyard A father's depression and a boy who finally understands by Michael Spencer Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? • David, The Psalms When I was twelve years old, my … [Continue reading...]

A Father’s Day remembrance

A Father's Day Remembrance Patience With Ponies . . . And Little Girls by Denise Spencer Her name was Missy. She was fat, black, and as stubborn as ever a pony could be. “She’s not broke to ride,” the man said, one eyebrow … [Continue reading...]