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Steve Mcswain

Why the Widespread Departure from the Church?

Steve McSwain | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I am frequently asked, "Why the widespread departure from organized religion?"

Should the U.S. Attack Syria?

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Does violence ever end violence? Do we ever learn anything from it, except how to be more violent? The wisdom teachers throughout history have reminded us time and time again...

A Fish With Arms? What the?

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You see, the problem with so much in religion today is that it's always all about becoming something other than who we are... all about getting somewhere other than where we are. For this, and a lot other reasons, people have given up on religion.

Southern Baptists: More Lost Than The World They Wish To Save

Steve McSwain | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you ask me, Great Commission Southern Baptists are more lost than the world they once hoped to save.

Jesus said, "I Am the Way..." But What Does that Really Mean?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

My own suggestion is this: instead of believing in Jesus, why not live similarly after the manner of Jesus?

Why Religion Must Change

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

In the U.S. alone, the annual reports of virtually every denomination show steep and perhaps even irreversible declines. Could this be the beginning of the end of religion?

I Cannot Keep Silent Any Longer: An Open Letter To Pastor Terry Jones In Florida

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I abhor your actions and, as a devout follower of Jesus Christ, I am embarrassed and ashamed that you would tarnish the Christian family with actions contrary to Jesus' spirit and teachings.

Are We 'Nones' Becoming A Virtual Congregation?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You don't have to go to church to know God. As far as I can tell, Jesus himself seldom attended any "organized religious" gatherings of his day.

10 Mantras For A More Meaningful New Year

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

In many respects, a New Year's Resolution is a kind of mantra. But, like mantras, resolutions must be practiced daily if you're serious about them becoming your way of living.

The Supreme Purpose In All Religions (And Their Shared Failure)

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Rather than mutually respecting and affirming the one and only thing all religions share in common, religious leaders become preoccupied with what distinguishes them in terms of their beliefs, doctrines, viewpoints and so on