Using Romans 14 to improperly defend "Christian freedom"

Full disclosure: I have not and will not participate in Halloween, and I personally do not believe that Christians should. And while this posting talks about Halloween, it's not about Halloween itself. It's about misinterpreting scripture to suit your own desires.

The scripture in question is Romans 14:

“Receive one …
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Christian Statements of Faith

In the course of my studies I've come to realize that a lot of people have no idea what Christianity really means -- even people who profess to be Christian really don't understand what it means, and this is the real disappointment as the North American church has done a fantastic …

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Christianity

I've had to rearrange the layout of the blog to accommodate some new postings that will be showing up here in the future. As an aside, my apologies to those who visit and see that I have been sadly lacking in any kind of content on the site. I will …

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Heartbleed

I've refrained from posting or saying anything about Heartbleed all week because I didn't want to add to any sensationalism and hype, and I've also been too busy actually dealing with it (as opposed to simply talking about it or running around with hands waving in the air like a …

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20 years of tattoo collecting

So this year I'm going to be 38, which means that I've been collecting tattoos for 20 years. The biggest "rush" of ink has been in the last 5-6 years as I've actually been able to afford it, whereas before it was getting a piece done whenever I could spare …

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Angela's First

I've been collecting tattoos for 20 years. In that time, Angela has never gotten a tattoo. Her sisters and her brother all have, but she was the last of the great holdouts. I'm pleased to announce that as of January 29th, that is no longer the case! Angela has lost …

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Email Tagging

The last 6-8 months have been pretty hectic for me, both at work and with other "real life" stuff and I've noticed, as a result, that my email handling has really suffered. I can't even say it's begun to suffer because it's entirely snowballed to the point where my inbox …

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40 day social media fast

Being sick this Christmas season with a cold and a middle ear infection caused me to spend more time than I normally would have on Twitter and Facebook because it was a complete time-killer and I didn't have energy for anything productive. In fact, my one goal for this week …

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