Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor, and Political Pundit, often posts scripture verses, and I find it interesting to read them in context rather than in isolation as he presents them. The verses right before the one he posted provide glaring examples of scripture twisted for political and economic gain. After becoming a free man, Frederick Douglass... Continue Reading →
Is there room at the table?
~ Kindly, AKA Spineless Moron
Since we’re practicing our proof texting skills…
I always feel unsettled when Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, quotes scripture on social media. I wouldn't find it offensive to hear him read a passage from the pulpit if I didn't know anything about him. At least Dr. Jeffress encourages me to read my Bible. I always make it... Continue Reading →
Unlikely source of inspiration for searching and learning
It's pretty typical of the tradition in which I was raised to cherry-pick scripture. I'm guilty of this myself, often finding favorite quotes when reading a book. Many evangelical sermons are based on small passages, which is neither good or bad. Sometimes it's enlightening to "read around" the sermon text for context, and it... Continue Reading →
Republican Baptist Church of Dallas
Love the all caps "THINK" in this tweet, so similar to our president's writing style. A not-so-subtle message from Jeffress is that Democrats aren't welcome at First Baptist Church in Dallas or any "Bible-believing evangelical church" for that matter. I'm trying to hang onto some of my Christian beliefs, but religious leaders like Jeffress make it... Continue Reading →
No nuanced views allowed.
Nice of First Baptist Church in Dallas to post this video on its YouTube channel so I could easily find it. https://youtu.be/EDBA-G675yo How easy might it be for this evangelical leader make comments supportive of the policies he agrees with while taking an occasional critical stance against actions inconsistent with his Christian beliefs or national... Continue Reading →
Thank you, Dr. Jeffress
How I appreciate this religious leader weighing in on a scientific issue! Looks like his "IMAGINARY climate crisis" is melting glaciers in Glacier National Park at profound and measurable rates. While there are examples of extreme reactions to climate change, there are things that just make sense to do in protecting our environment. Jeffress uses... Continue Reading →
Dr. Robert Jeffress preaches a false dichotomy
Sometimes crazy stuff flashes by and I wonder if it's worthy of a response. I usually consider the source. Dr. Robert Jeffress is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, so his words carry weight and deserve a response. Dr. Jeffress' statement sets up a false dichotomy that is extremely popular among... Continue Reading →
Hollow words, Dr. Jeffress…and I don’t want to go on your cruise!
Hearing canned comments from political and religious leaders after mass shootings rings hollow. Especially tiresome are the generic statements with hints of religious phraseology such as “bind their wounds” and extolling “the power of prayer” (Gov. Abbott). Dr. Jeffress says, "We know that the Lord is close to the broken hearted." Jeffress is one of... Continue Reading →