And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

(Gen 3:15 KJV)

In this verse, God is speaking to the serpent after it tricked the first man and woman into eating…

When I hear someone call themselves or someone else an apostle or prophet, I’m skeptical. I think we all should be. I accept that apostles and prophets were once part of the church. However, I don’t think God calls people to those roles anymore. God may call people to other…

Word of Faith, a.k.a., Prosperity Gospel, preachers love to talk about tithing. That refers to a traditional practice of giving 10% of your income to your church. If you listen to them, most likely you will hear the same things I heard.

  • “Tithing is the door that opens up the…

I am late with this. My pastor retired at the end of June. My televangelists of the past mocked the idea of pastors retiring. I don’t think any of them really retire from ministry. Their ministry just takes on a different kind of practice, so I don’t begrudge them their…

You say things so well. Couple of questions: That photo with the plane reflected in the puddle is eerily reminiscent of 9-11. Was that deliberate?

Also, a friend recently told me his son has bipolar disorder and how hard it was to watch him suffer. I said, "That's rough. I can't offer any advice, just that I'll pray for y'all." He seemed to appreciate it, but I see I hit on both the good and bad lists. It felt like the right thing to say, because really I don't know what to do about it. How would that have landed with you?

I appreciate what you do here.

This is an argument I hear a lot from Prosperity preachers. When the Bible says that God made man in his own image, that meant Adam was made equal to God but lost it in the Fall. That thinking gives rise to something I call the “little gods” doctrine. This…

David Anderson

David Anderson is a multi-passionate author of fiction and nonfiction. His latest book is Dark Nights of the Soul: Reflections on Faith and the Depressed Brain.

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