Category Archives: self-righteousness

My Own Stupid Self-Righteousness

Sometimes I really think I’ve got it all figured out. When I look back on my pastoring days before my fall, I realize that I was very judgmental and had a streak of self-righteousness. To be fair, I did have some times when I was very caring and non-judgmental. But there were times when I wandered into the harshness of… Read more »

Gay Marriage, the Church, and the Jesus Response

I was so thankful yesterday to get a Facebook inbox message from a friend who was concerned about the current argument in America over gay marriage. Like many Christians, she was concerned about the moral failure of the country. She had been watching Facebook and so have I. I too, have seen many comments like, “Why don’t people see what… Read more »

Adultery: Why Do People Hate It So Much?

There are few sins in American culture that people despise as much as adultery. I was reading an interesting article on “Blame Affairs on Evolution of Sex Roles,” by Stephanie Coontz. In it, she addresses American’s view of adultery over the years and how strict it has become. She references two different surveys that I wish I had known… Read more »

Seminary, Being Judgmental, Self-Righteousness, and Other Thoughts, Part 2

Long before seminary, the seeds of self-righteousness had been sown. Now, I have really got to be careful with this next part of my story because it will definitely offend some people. I don’t mean for it to. Just make sure you read it through before you react, please. When I was about 13, I ran across a stash of… Read more »

Seminary, Being Judgmental, Self-Righteousness, and Other Thoughts, Part I

My new friend from the Work In Progress blog who comments here frequently asked me an honest question recently, which reminded me of something I’ve been wanting to blog about for a while. I think I’ve mentioned before that I was somewhat judgmental as a pastor before my fall. I also discovered that I was self-righteous. I think those two… Read more »