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Category Archives: persecution
3 Misguided Claims of Attacks on Christmas (Reblog)
Jesus Without Baggage blog readers, Today’s post is a reblog of a very popular article from last year that deals with three misguided claims of attacks on Christmas that show up each year: 1. Appeals to put Christ back in Xmas … Continue reading
Posted in favorite blogs, persecution Tagged Christmas 32 Comments
Have Christians Been Persecuted This Christmas Season?
The Christmas season is now fully underway, and perhaps you have already heard of Christians being persecuted. Do you know any Christian friends who feel they have been persecuted this year? Here is an improved (but simple) chart by Rachel … Continue reading
Posted in persecution Tagged Christmas, Rachel Held Evans 25 Comments
Some Use Homeschooling as a Cover for Extreme Child Abuse
There seem to be constant stories in the news of extreme criminal child abuse. It is sickening, and these stories are far too common. These victims are children who do not attend public school and whose parents claim to be … Continue reading
3 Misguided Claims of Attacks on Christmas
There is a tendency among some Christians to believe that people in the United States regularly attack and persecute Christians, and these claims intensify during Christmas season. Even an innocent design on a Starbucks coffee cup can lead to mass … Continue reading
Posted in love your enemies, persecution Tagged Christmas, Courthouse Nativity Scenes, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Xmas 35 Comments
Are Christians Being Persecuted During Christmas Season?
As the Christmas season gets fully underway, I expect to hear more Christians claiming persecution; it happens every year. Do you know any Christians who feel persecuted by others during this season? Here is a simple chart you can share with … Continue reading
Posted in love, persecution Tagged Christmas 51 Comments
Let’s Keep the Chi in Xmas
For my first semester of college I attended the local community college. I was Baptist at the time, so as soon as I arrived I joined the Baptist Student Union. A few months later the Christmas season was upon us … Continue reading
Posted in Jesus, persecution Tagged Alpha and Omega, Chi, Chi Rho, Christmas, IHS, INRI, IXθUS 32 Comments
Are Christians Being Persecuted During the Christmas Season?
Thanksgiving is behind us and the Christmas season is now officially underway. Do you know any Christians who feel persecuted by others during this season? Here is a simple chart you can share with them to determine whether or not … Continue reading
Posted in persecution Tagged Christmas, Happy Holidays 35 Comments
Are Christians Persecuted During the Christmas Season?
The Christmas season is now underway. Do you know any Christians who feel persecuted during this season? Here is a simple chart you can share with them to determine whether or not they really are being persecuted. I got it … Continue reading
Posted in persecution Tagged Christmas, Happy Holidays 17 Comments
The Best Blog Posts I Read in September
Here is a list of some of the best blog posts I read in September that pertain to the themes of Jesus without Baggage. If it is well received I plan to repeat the list each month with the best posts … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, creationism, evolution, favorite blogs, gays, hell, inerrancy, love, persecution 7 Comments
Wondering Whether You are being Persecuted this Christmas Season?
Last year during the Christmas season, I shared a simple chart on determining whether we are being persecuted over Christmas. I found it on Rachel Held Evans’ blog. I think a repeat is appropriate.
Posted in persecution Tagged Christmas, Happy Holidays, Rachel Held Evans 4 Comments
How My Views on Gays Changed
Fifty years ago, when I was a young believer, opposition to homosexuality was general throughout America. It was considered unnatural, and no one I knew even questioned whether it was ‘wrong’; it was just assumed to be wrong. We were … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, gays, God, judgment, persecution Tagged clobber passages, Mel White, Troy Perry 34 Comments
Are You Being Persecuted?
I took this week off from blogging to attend to some other obligations, but I ran across this chart from Rachel Held Evans and had to share it with you. See you all next week!
Posted in persecution Tagged Rachel Held Evans 9 Comments
Are Christians Persecuted in America?
Some evangelicals and other Christian conservatives in the United States often complain that they are persecuted constantly by liberals, the public, and the government. As an evangelical, I hear it all the time and I am sure you do too. Is … Continue reading
Posted in persecution 32 Comments