Pastor Barry’s Election 2016 Picks

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I’ve been asked many times this election season about my picks on various offices and issues.  What follows are my personal picks regarding the national and statewide issues and offices, with a few of our San Diego County issues thrown in to boot.  Where helpful, I’ll attach some commentary for clarity or humor (California propositions tend to visit us from the Twilight Zone).

My in-depth thoughts on appropriate government can be found in the last seven chapters of my book, UNGOD, Unmasking the Dark Image of Hell, but I’ll summarize here for brevity.  I believe that all charity should be private.  Government should never be the hand that doles out or controls charity, ever.  I also believe that all education should be private, except for that which is necessary for government to train those necessary for government work (law enforcement, military, etc.). Continue reading

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

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

Why Hell Hates the U.S. Constitution

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare has been one of many nails driven into the coffin of our country’s Constitution over the past century.  And while the question of whether or not too many nails have now been driven into that coffin must wait for another day to be answered, the reason why all Christians must arise to defend the Constitution must not, for when it dies much of Heaven’s light upon Earth will die with it. Continue reading

President Oblivion

I have for some time been putting off writing this article, but I find that I can be silent on this issue no longer.  What  is written here is meant mostly to carry the sting of rebuke to those of us who deem ourselves to be Christians, but yet who have allowed political and cultural life in America to become the cesspool that it is. Continue reading

No Foreign Aid

FOREIGN POLICY: PART TWO

Before beginning, I’d like to thank my few but faithful readers for hanging in there during my bloglessness of the past few weeks.  I was focusing on my first Easter as a senior pastor, and also working through a final critical edit of my book prior to publishing.  Thanks for your patience!

In my previous article I outlined those stern and basic things that constitute a sound and Biblical approach to the idea of foreign policy.  Such thinking is bound to irk those governmentalists who are now in charge of these matters Continue reading