Is Starbucks Racist? Confessions of a Former Employee | AA:14

Thanks for listening! This week Dan examines the latest controversy regarding the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, shares stories of his long employment with the company, and considers the Christian response to the controversy. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below or by reaching out at ancientabandonpodcast@gmail.com! Don’tContinue reading “Is Starbucks Racist? Confessions of a Former Employee | AA:14”

The Most Important Question of Your Life | AA:07

In this week’s episode Dan considers the question of worship and devotion, as well as offering reflections on the California wildfires and the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Follow me on Twitter @RebornJumpman Be sure to like Ancient Abandon at facebook.com/ancientabandon. If you’d like to become a financial supporter visit pateon.com/ancientabandon Don’t have a Bible?  Check outContinue reading “The Most Important Question of Your Life | AA:07”

Proverbs Omnibus #6

1. Honor God with Your Best “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will be bursting with wine.” – Proverbs 3:9-10 Ah, this verse… it’s a favorite of the Prosperity gospel movement. “Give us money and GodContinue reading “Proverbs Omnibus #6”

Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application

Read Part II: Hanukkah & the God-Man “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey.” – Frank Burns, Pastor, South Shore Community Church The history of Hanukkah is an amazing story of devotion to God by His people in the midst  of apostasy and oppression (seeContinue reading “Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application”

Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2

Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot.  The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-ChristiansContinue reading “Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2”

The Snare of Perfection and Self-Reliance

A quick reflection on the struggles with perfectionism and self-reliance.

Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians, or What are We Doing Wrong?

A quick consideration and response to a post by hessianwithteeth.

10 Tips for Being Missional at Work

Missionary tips for Christians in the workforce.

Changes are Coming!

Thanks again to all of you who have supported me in my blogging past.  I wanted to take a moment and update you on some changes to look forward to in coming days, weeks, and months. 1. New Domain In the near future AncientAbandon.wordpress.com will become AncientAbandon.com! 2. New Direction Up to now this blogContinue reading “Changes are Coming!”