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
(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
by John Ellis For the first three decades of my life, my native Floridian father scoffed at tourists, Yankee transplants, and anyone else who took preemptive measures beyond simply boarding up their windows whenever hurricanes would threaten the Panhandle. While in high school, I laughed along with my dad as he mocked the Pensacola Christian … Continue reading Is Social Distancing a Christ-Like Response to Covid-19?
(Catch up with the series by clicking here to read the Introduction and Prologue as well as Chapter 1, and if you’re interested in keeping up with series, hit the follow button on the right hand side of this page and you will receive an email notification when each new chapter is published.) by John … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 2
(Catch up with the series by clicking here to read the Introduction and Prologue and if you're interested in keeping up with series, hit the follow button on the right hand side of the page and you will receive an email notification when each new chapter is published.) by John Ellis On August 2, 1975, … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 1
by John Ellis Below in italics is my attempted re-creation of a story I haven’t read in at least three decades. No doubt, my blatant plagiarism contains some errors. My apologies to the author, whomever that might be. I’ve also attempted to remain true to the original story’s thematic tone and objective – a tone … Continue reading Why Sex Outside of Marriage Is a Sin
“Blessed is the one who considers the poor.” Psalm 41:1 by John Ellis In 2011, successful Wall Street bond trader Chris Arnade walked into one of the Bronx’s worst neighborhoods. Prior to his foray into America’s world of poverty, Arnade was warned that “it was too dangerous, too poor.” He didn’t care and went anyway. … Continue reading The Gospel and Poverty