Tag Archives: fundamentalism

Black man praying

The Real Gift

A survey was done among members of the Metropolitan Community Church, a largely LGBTQ denomination. One of the questions posed was whether it was in the Metropolitan Community Church that they heard for the first time that they were beloved by God? The answer was

Man praying in church

De-Escalating the Cycle of Fear

I have a particular fascination with the clash between the fundamentalist Christian worldview and the LGBT Christian community. You see, I grew up a fundamentalist Christian. By that I don’t meant that I grew up attending a fundamentalist church or that I was part of

Stained glass window image of Jesus

Jesus, My Eye Doctor

Fundamentalism, or “legalism,” as I prefer to call it, is a difficult topic for me. I’m not even sure I’m fully qualified to offer any advice in this matter, given how little patience I have with legalists most of the time. I think in this

Hands waving

My Neighbor

Fundamentalism: 1 a: a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to Christian life and teaching, b: the beliefs of this movement, c: adherence to such beliefs 2: a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set

Man reading the Bible

Thoroughly Modern Millies

“There are those, I suppose, Think we’re mad, heaven knows The world has gone to rack and to ruin …” Opening lyrics to theme song from “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Fundamentalist Christians no longer call themselves by that name. They want to distance themselves from fundamentalists