A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 8 “The Bill Rice Ranch”

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis Image is important for the Christian fundamentalist. To be fair, image is important across all subsets of … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 8 “The Bill Rice Ranch”

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 7 “My Year as a Bob Jones University Preacher Boy”

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis If you continue reading, you’re going to discover that for a span of time as an adult, … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 7 “My Year as a Bob Jones University Preacher Boy”

The Joy and Blessings of Churches Worshiping Corporately Online

by John Ellis My daily social distancing-approved walk takes me past the sprawling athletic complex that houses the baseball fields where my son’s Babe Ruth league plays. Played. Most days my eyes sweep the empty fields as I wonder when my son will again join with his teammates on those fields. Yesterday, though, my gaze … Continue reading The Joy and Blessings of Churches Worshiping Corporately Online

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 6

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis Bob Jones University used to bill itself as the world’s most unusual university. I don’t know if … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 6

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 5

(If you haven't already, I would encourage you to start the series with the Introduction and the previous chapters, which can be found by clicking the heading A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page.) by John Ellis During my transition from a Christian day school to a Bob Jones … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 5

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 4

(Catch up with the series by clicking A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. Or click here to read the Introduction.) by John Ellis One of the sad ironies embedded in my authority figures devotion to protecting my testimony was that while they were busy guarding my external actions, … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 4

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 3

(Catch up with the series by clicking A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics.) by John Ellis Every so often, I wish that my kids could have the schooling experience that I did. My time within the Christian school movement, from kindergarten through high school, was, for the most part, fun and contained a sense of community. … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 3