Christianity and American Patriotism Today

Rainbow HouseAuthor’s Note: On Sunday July 5, 2015, in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision granting a Constitutional right to homosexual marriage, I delivered a message to my congregation regarding the state of our nation. I’ve been humbled by the many requests for the audio of that message, but due to technical issues it was lost. What follows here is my attempt to recreate that message in article form from the notes of the day, which began with our congregation reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Today, as promised, I’ll address the state of our nation and the Christian’s response to it, and I’ll do so through answering a series of questions. Let’s begin by reading Genesis 1:26-28: Continue reading

A Pastor’s Tribute to a Warrior

I Jeff Reynoldsrecently had the sad honor of officiating at the memorial service of former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff Reynolds, whose untimely and difficult passing was a shock to us all.  The memorial service was unfortunately not recorded, and I have received many requests for copies of the message I delivered in celebration of Jeff’s chosen profession – that of the warrior.  With permission of the Reynolds family, I have done my best to create a transcript of that message as I recall delivering it.  We must never cease to honor our heroes.

Pastor Barry Mahler

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Imagine There’s No Islam

All ideologies have their rough patches during which horrible or detestable deeds are done in their names, but the fourteen centuries of horrible and detestable deeds done in the name of Islam don’t qualify as a rough patch – they qualify as a definition.  It is therefore high time that the rest of the world disinvite Islam from the table of acceptable ideas on planet Earth. Continue reading

An Evangelical’s Response to Senator McCain Regarding Immigration

Dear Senator McCain

Last week you appealed to us Evangelicals in your need to garner support for the (supposed) immigration reform bill passed yesterday by your Senate with the help of your smiling vote.  This is my response to your request for aid from us. Continue reading

The Political Date Rape of Christianity

Spiking the WineBecause offering an alternative to the failed two-party system we see utterly destroying our constitutional republic is too deep an issue for blogging to handle alone, I have thus far resisted the near-necessity of encouraging Christians to abandon this system.  But now that my book (UNGOD: Unmasking the Dark Image of Hell) is available and outlines for us the Divine blueprint for appropriate human government, I shall hold off no longer. Continue reading