Christianity

The Christian Democrat Oxymoron

Paul Derengowski, ThM On Friday, January 12, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin went before a liberal press and figuratively stabbed President Donald Trump in the back with all kinds of specious accusations, culminating with the attribution that Mr. Trump used an expletive to describe the country of Haiti. Fast-forward to today…


Of Ducks and Wolves

Paul Derengowski, ThM There is an adage we all sometimes hear to try and explain what appears to be obvious, that goes something like this: If it walks like a duck, and it acts like a duck, and it looks like a duck, then it must be a duck. In…


If America is a Christian Nation…

Paul Derengowski, ThM I keep hearing that America is a Christian nation or at least was founded as a Christian nation; it’s all right there in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Can’t you see it? What I frequently see are some borrowed terms that fit well within the Deist…




“Family Friendly” Halloween

Halloween: That time of the year when the dead supposedly wander the earth more freely, the pagans get all giddy about being one with mother nature (again), and Christians throw the Bible to the wind and join in on all the revelry. This year, though, a phrase caught my eye,…


Is God’s Name “Allah”?

According to a popular pamphlet published by the WhyIslam organization, entitled, the Concept of God in Islam, Every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with the word ‘Allah’, which is the personal name…


I Am Not Your Brother

The other day a Muslim by the name of Abu Jaffar attempted to sway me to his way of thinking in a Facebook post about the commonalities between Christianity and Islam. It all started when I asked him why he was preaching his Islamic message in a forum that was…


Building Bridges or Destroying Altars: What IS God’s Plan?

Today, in both the religious and secular worlds we hear an awful lot about building bridges. We all need to ignore our differences, seek out our commonalities, hold hands and sing Kumbaya. To disagree with anyone about their particular view about anything is construed as “hating” them, personally. And that…


Thank the Pagans for Christian Origins

By Paul Derengowski Yep, that is right.  We need to be thankful for all the pagan movements of yesteryear (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, etc.) for the person of Jesus and the formation of Christian origins. Jesus is a pagan construct along with all the stories about his conception and birth, as…