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What's Right and Wrong With American Christianity

Larry1764 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 4:49 PM
Joseph, Halloween is NOT a Christian holiday anyway, but like Carnaval (Mardi Gras) is a worldly expression (¿to let off steam?) before serious Christian holidays (Lent and All Saints Day). But, may I ask you to reconsider your condemnation of Christians who celebrate Christmas and Easter: most of them have no idea of Ishtar and solstice, etc. So, the Catholic Church was wrong to pin their holy festivals to already-days-off for pagan purposes; we who celebrate Christ have nothing to do with the pagan ideas of the former observances. The attitude of heart with which we worship in those days could not be farther from paganism. You'd be better to try to convince us all to change the name "Easter" for something more appropriate "Resurrecti

As I prepare to spend a week teaching the book of Jeremiah to Chinese pastors in Hong Kong, I’ve been reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the Church in America. Regrettably, the list of negatives is longer than the list of positives.

To be clear, though, I’m speaking of the circles in which I travel, meaning evangelical Christian circles, so my observations might not apply to other Christian groups in America.

What are some of the strengths of the American Evangelical Church?

1) We are at the forefront of feeding the poor and providing disaster relief worldwide. From the...