I know, I know. What an arrogant question for a Christian to pose regarding a book he’s written, but please let me explain, and let me begin that explanation by saying that I love and revere the Bible above all things written, and forever will.Continue reading
Pastor Barry’s Election 2016 Picks
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
Author’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
Because 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