The Christian community has a long and unfortunate history of building walls to separate themselves from the outside world. "We don't go to movies." "We don't read those types of books." "We don't talk to those types of people." Sometimes it looks small, a verbal warning, a silent resignation from the culture. Other times it's big … Continue reading Engage

I’m a Fundamentalist, But I’m Not

I wish I could proudly call myself a fundamentalist. I really do. But I can't. According to my metaphorical spiritual resume, that label would seem to fit. I grew up in a Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. It wasn't the stereotypical, pulpit-pounding, amen-shouting, Westboro Baptist type. It was generally a friendly place. I had, and still do have … Continue reading I’m a Fundamentalist, But I’m Not