Back in the Saddle

Good morning to all.

All apologies for my delinquency in blogging. I’ve been in California for the Pepperdine Bible Lectures and a bit of vacation. So,

First things first. Today is the day that the Lord has made, because Jason Castro is coming back to Dallas. Loving it. I can totally live with the final 3. Wish Carly was there…but I’m content.

Harsh_bumper_stickerNow, on to more serious matters. I was in Solvang, California recently and came across a car littered with anti-Christian bumper stickers. This isn’t completely unique to California, but it does seem as though sentiments . I snapped a cell phone pic of one (shown above). The others were bizarre, as well.

While I understand that not everyone is a fan of Christians and that to some extent we are entitled to freedom of speech, I have noted an increasing animosity of the "new atheists"… those of the Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins variety. Books questioning basic Christian beliefs have gone from "Why I am not a Christian" (Bertrand Russell) to "The God Delusion" and "God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."

Why this rise in animosity?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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