A Godless Fundamentalist: Introduction and Prologue

by John Ellis (Many of my friends and family members ask me when I'm going to republish my memoir. It's for them I've decided to begin posting the chapters on this blog. For those who read the original version, I have rewritten, edited, rewritten again, edited some more, and rewritten one last time. Much of … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Introduction and Prologue

Being Saved versus Am Saved

by John Ellis The colloquial aphorism "saved by the skin of his teeth" was an integral part of the theological lexicon of my youth. To be clear, it wasn’t part of my personal lexicon; it was, however, uttered on a fairly regular basis by the preachers, Bible teachers, and other assorted authority figures that stood … Continue reading Being Saved versus Am Saved

The Incomplete Epistemology of Christian Fundamentalism

“I do not endeavor, O Lord, to penetrate thy sublimity, for in no wise do I compare my understanding with that; but I do long to understand in some degree thy truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to … Continue reading The Incomplete Epistemology of Christian Fundamentalism