Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through

By Nate Labadorf I want to say, thank you for your response to my earlier post. I certainly have benefited from the feedback I’ve received. I felt it might be necessary to add a few points that may easy some tensions. First, why do I bring up segregation and racism so much? Do I thinkContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through”

Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year

Some people are probably wondering what happened to me. I used to be a super rightwing guy with a fundamentalist view of Scripture and life. Now, I lean center in my politics and only agree with fundamentalism in that there are narrow doctrinal positions that define Christianity. Why this change? This process has been goingContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year”

COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights

The COVID19 pandemic has opened the floodgates on the discussion of governmental control over its people. If you’ve had any contact with people on Facebook, you will quickly realize that conservative proportionate claim that the governments’ lock-down of the US economy is unconstitutional. The local, state, and federal governments do not have the right, accordingContinue reading “COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights”

Awakened Church: Part 3

Race and the American Church Unfortunately, the United States of America has consistently denied all these Scriptural principles to African Americans. African Americans have been consistently segregated to the worst parts of the cities.[1] Policing, past and present, has often enforced the law unequally on African American communities.[2] In the past, the financial industry consistentlyContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 3”

Awakened Church: Part 2

The Stranger in the Land The term גֵּר means stranger or immigrated citizen. A stranger was not a native inhabitant of a country (Ex 2:22, cf. Gn 15:13; 23:4; Ex 12:49; 18:3). The stranger had legal status as a citizen of Israel (Ex 2:49; Is 14:1; Ez 47:22) as opposed to the נָכְרִי, foreigner, andContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 2”

Awakened Church: Part 1

Awakened Church: Race Relations in the Pentateuch and Hermeneutical Interaction with Woke Church When it comes to discussions on race relations, sides are quickly chosen, and the battle lines are drawn. Each side is ready to do whatever it takes to destroy the other. While this reaction is expected in the broader culture, unfortunately itContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 1”

Awakened Church: Race Relations in the Pentateuch and Hermeneutical Interaction with Woke Church

I finally edited my paper on racial relations. And I’ve posted it on my Academia Site. Here is my introduction: When it comes to discussions on race relations, sides are quickly chosen, and the battle lines are drawn. Each side is ready to do whatever it takes to destroy the other. While this reaction isContinue reading “Awakened Church: Race Relations in the Pentateuch and Hermeneutical Interaction with Woke Church”

A Parable on Racial Relations

A certain man went down from Morocco to South Africa and fell among slave-traders, which stripped him of his raiment, and brought him to America. They beat him and left him half dead in the ghetto. His brother saw him in the way, but he had no resources to help. He begged for help fromContinue reading “A Parable on Racial Relations”

Toward Racial Reconciliation

Our churches today tend to be divided along racial lines. Thankfully, the lines are not as stiff as they once were. But still, if you walk into a church, you are going to find it predominately made up of one race. But there is an unfortunate development in many churches: we all may be oneContinue reading “Toward Racial Reconciliation”