Tag: Christian

An Open Letter to the LGBTQ+ Community, From a Christian

We have failed at showing you kindness and compassion even if we disagree with you about sexuality.

S4Ep10 – Love Your Neighbor And Your Enemies

Everyone has that one neighbor. Maybe in some cases you have more than just the one. But you know what I’m talking about…

The neighbor who is completely inconsiderate and rude, cares nothing about what others think and how they might be disturbing their neighbors around them, and when confronted looks at you like you’re the one who is being an inconvenience to them.

S4Ep4 – Groundhog Day: 2020 On Repeat

We are one month into 2021 and it already feels familiar. Almost like 2020 is on repeat. Let’s talk about that!

Biden Is President. Now What?

Donald Trump has lost his campaign to regain his seat as President, and as of tomorrow, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the new president. Now what?

The Indispensable Worth of Discipleship and the Longevity of Faith

There are many applications of the definition of foundation. It is the underlying base of support that a building is built upon (see def. 4 and 5 above). It is an institution that donations can be made to (see def. 3 above). It is… Continue Reading “The Indispensable Worth of Discipleship and the Longevity of Faith”

S3Ep2 – Jesus: Warrior or Pacifist?

On episode 2 of season 3, we continue our discussion and exploration of who Jesus is by asking the question, “Was Jesus a Warrior, a Pacifist, neither, or both?”

S2 Ep005 – Special Guest Jeff Bardel (Testimony)

“Jeff Bardel has been through a lot in his life. A lot that would drive most men to become angry and bitter Christians. Jeff, is not most men. Listen to his testimony and find out why!” Opening Music: “Angry Dance” by Simon PanruckerOutro Music: “Clear Progress”… Continue Reading “S2 Ep005 – Special Guest Jeff Bardel (Testimony)”

Best Practices for Angry Christians on Social Media

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 [Brad] Hi, Brad Bates here, your friendly host of the Angry Christian… Continue Reading “Best Practices for Angry Christians on Social Media”

BONUS: Best Practices for Angry Christians on Social Media 04/08/2020

I am joined by Jason Villanueva of the Salty Dogs Podcast on this special bonus collaborative episode where we discuss what it’s like being a Christian who deals with anger and trying to survive the Social Media trap. We give our best practices (that… Continue Reading “BONUS: Best Practices for Angry Christians on Social Media 04/08/2020”

Mini Episode 002 – Michael Ledford – Interview

Interview with Angry Christian Podcast co-host, Michael Ledford!

Angry Christian Chapter 1: The Beast Unleashed

It was his sixth grade year and the boy was not only in a new school, but he was in a new city and a new state as well. Every aspect of the life he once knew had been uprooted and planted firmly in the middle of the state of North Carolina in a small town called Wake Forest.

Angry Christian: So Much for that Whole “Truth in Love” Thing

I’ve always struggled a bit with my temper. OK…scratch that…I have always struggled with getting angry ENTIRELY too quickly. Just ask my wife…my kids…people who have served along side me in ministry…people in traffic…Let me just be real for a moment…more often than not, my fuse was (and sometimes still is) shorter than the line to the men’s restroom at a Backstreet Boys concert.

Can Music be Christian?

I’ve seen this question posed an unbelievable amount of times in recent months by good, kind, and well meaning believers, who are asking the question in most cases because something about a piece of music they heard has genuinely caused them to take issue.… Continue Reading “Can Music be Christian?”

Wasps in a Bush: A Modern Day Parable

Around the start of August a man went out on his porch to survey his property and assess the work that needed to be done that day. The summer had been a wet and hot one so several weeks had passed between the times… Continue Reading “Wasps in a Bush: A Modern Day Parable”

10 Dangers of Neglecting to Gather with the Local Church Body

Right now, in Podunk small town America, aka Cottageville, SC…it is 90 degrees with 54% humidity. According to weather.com it actually feels like 99 degrees with the heat index thrown in there for good measure. For the last couple of weeks it has poured… Continue Reading “10 Dangers of Neglecting to Gather with the Local Church Body”

How to Respond When it Seems the One Who Hurt You is Succeeding In Life

People are going to hurt you. It hurts, even more, when the hurt comes from those who you love the most. It is, unfortunately, the nature of a humanity that is deeply depraved and fallen, to hurt one another, to eat the wounded, to… Continue Reading “How to Respond When it Seems the One Who Hurt You is Succeeding In Life”

Obedience in the Voting Booth “Trumps” Party Nominations

To say that this election season has been one wild ride is putting it mildly. It has been insane. It’s been a roller coaster ride that folks will not soon be forgetting. Part of what has made this election season so different has been… Continue Reading “Obedience in the Voting Booth “Trumps” Party Nominations”

Hate.

Perhaps you’ve seen the movie “Princess Bride”…perhaps you haven’t. If you haven’t, we can’t be friends until you do, because this is one of my all-time favorite movies. (better get a move on it!) Anyways, in the movie The Great Vizinni keeps using the… Continue Reading “Hate.”

Back to the Future Part IV – History Revised

No this isn’t a review or spoiler for some upcoming Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd movie where Marty finds himself trying to prevent his daughter from becoming the next major guest on the Jerry Springer show. So, I’m sorry for the sudden leap… Continue Reading “Back to the Future Part IV – History Revised”