Car Wreck Christianity

Car Wreck Christianity

Chad West Chad West
Tuesday July 26, 2016

christian life

We Christians seem to think the world's problem is a behavioral one. And if the problem is bad behavior, then the solution must be good behavior. And, while we're sinners too, we know the truth. So, we think we should all get together—there’s a…

Grace Is Free - Marci Preheim

Grace Is Free - Marci Preheim

Key Life Key Life
Monday July 11, 2016

christian life women

The church is infected with a deadly disease. Symptoms include burdensome to-do lists, conformity to arbitrary rules, and sickeningly sweet self-righteousness. Left untreated, the infection will ultimately lead to the death of faith. The good news is that the cure is free! Join Marci Preheim on SBE for a discussion of her book, ‘Grace Is Free: One Woman’s Journey From Fundamentalism to Failure to Faith.’

Lights in the Sky & Little Green Men - Dr. Hugh Ross

Lights in the Sky & Little Green Men - Dr. Hugh Ross

Key Life Key Life
Monday July 4, 2016

christian life

Submitted for your approval, it’s the SBE Independence Day program! The movie ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ got the crew thinking about aliens, so they invited astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross to talk about his experience investigating UFO sightings. Are alien encounters actually experiences of malevolent interdimensional beings?

NDTD: Recovery from Religion, by Marcia Trimpey

NDTD: Recovery from Religion, by Marcia Trimpey

Guest Bloggers Guest Bloggers
Thursday June 30, 2016

christian life

When someone asks you to share your testimony, the initial reaction is to dig deep down, share all the bad things you’ve been through, and then figure out how God had a hand in you getting through it.  Well, the truth is, most of the time it’s hard to see God’s hand when you’re actually going through something hard, unless you’re super-spiritual, which I’m not.

We Smell

We Smell

Steve Brown Steve Brown
Wednesday June 29, 2016

christian life

A friend of mine recently told me he had stopped going to church. “I suppose I’m still a Christian,” he said, “but I went to Christ because I felt so ashamed and condemned. When I go to church, I feel even more condemned and ashamed than I did before I met Christ.” My friend was saying he had moved from dead to “deader.”

Jesus is for Sinners

Jesus is for Sinners

Chad West Chad West
Thursday June 23, 2016

christian life

I struggled for years with the loud and persistent message of God against sinners. The idea was that if you were a smoker, a drinker, a skimming-off-the-top candlestick maker, God despised you and your evil ways and you might as well stay away. His salvation, they implied, was for the good; for those who had it all together. He only gave his gift to the worthy. You didn’t have to be perfect, of course, but you had to be trying.