Aaron Taylor

Aaron Taylor
Location
Albuquerque, New Mexico, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Birthday
December 31
Bio
Aaron D. Taylor is an author, journalist, peace advocate, dude trying to follow Jesus.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "To be great is to be misunderstood." If Emerson was right, then the Apostle Paul might be one of the greatest men to ever live. Few religious leaders have been as grossly misunderstood as Paul. Unlike Jesus, who most people regard as a great moral teacher, Paul… Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2012 4:18PM

Can Rich Folks go to Heaven?

I  like stories like The Boy Who Cried Wolf or The Tortoise and the Hare, the ones where the smallest of children can grasp the moral of the tale. But a story that doesn’t resolve? Not so much. Especially if the story deals with a high-stakes issue, like –say—what do I… Read full post »

MARCH 2, 2012 6:03PM

God is pro-peace!

 

On January 31st 2004, the late Jerry Falwell wrote an article for the World Net Daily called God is pro-war. While the article was intended to rally support for President Bush and the invasion of Iraq, for many it left the indelible impression that evangelicals… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 22, 2012 7:27PM

The Bible is not a public policy manual!

My pastor and I have a friendly tiff going on.   He says that Jesus was strictly a-political; therefore Christians should abstain from politics completely. I say that Jesus challenged violent, poverty-inducing, socio-political structures throughout his life and ministry; therefore Christia… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 15, 2012 9:58AM

What I wish I knew in Junior High

I saw “Harrison Ford” a couple of weeks ago at Starbucks.  We sat across from each other for about three hours. I kept sneaking peaks at the guy.  I even posted a status update on my Face Book saying, “I’m sitting across from a guy at Starbucks that looks like Harris/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2012 7:19PM

Jesus forbids exclusion!

The term evangelical Christian and I share a love/hate relationship.

On the one hand, I believe in the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection and desire to share the implications of this news with others. The problem is that for most people in America, the term evangelicalRead full post »

Evangelicals Send Atomic Fireballs to Congress

For Immediate Release

April 12, 2010

Evangelical college presidents, denominational executives, pastors, veterans, professors, and missionaries are encouraging the Obama administration and Congress to engage in diplomacy with Iran and North Kor

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MARCH 29, 2010 2:51PM

Speak Evil of No Man...Really??

I love the New Testament. I think it’s fair to say that I live, eat, breathe, and drink the New Testament.  I honestly think that there’s no piece of literature more inspiring and uplifting than the New Testament. Having said that, I have to admit that more often than not, I/… Read full post »

Every once in a while I get an “aha” moment and I can’t turn my mind off, thus preventing me from a good night’s sleep. Last night’s “aha” moment came as I was reflecting on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.   The tendency of faith lead/… Read full post »

Perhaps you’ve heard of them. Televangelists with bouffant hairstyles and Rolex watches saying send me a dollar and God will give you a hundred, women with gaudy make-up, and the ever-famous “Be healed in the name of Jeeeee-sus” while pushing people to the ground. These are the exce… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2010 10:44PM

Can Christians use birth control?

Question: Hey, I did have a question for your blog if it hasn't been addressed before. The questions is about birth control. I was just wondering if you could make a biblical case for or against (or neither?) Christians using standard birth control pills. Do you have any personal convictions about…

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