Why Do 3-Year-Olds Die? Pat Robertson: “He Could Grow Up To Be Hitler”

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700 Club leader and purveyor of no shortage of off-balance comments on his TV offered a staggering response to a caller who asked him what she should say to a grieving coworker who recently experienced the death of her three-year-old son. His advice? Tell her it was a good thing, because he might grow up [Read More...]

AJ Jacobs on Being Other People’s Version of Jesus (Ugh) #MyJesusProject

I had a chat with my friend and fellow author, AJ Jacobs, today on Skype. Aside from being a veteran journalist, he is the most experienced “human guinea pig” I know. After all, he wrote “The Year of Living Biblically,” in which he spent a whole year trying to live according to the Bible, as [Read More...]

Jimmy Carter vs. the SBC/Driscoll/Victoria’s Secret: A Sea Change?

Jimmy Carter offered an open letter a few years back (republished this week by Women’s Press HERE)explaining why he is divorcing himself from the Southern Baptist Convention after six decades as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Basically, the SBC continues to legislate gender inequity from the top-down, cherry picking select verses to serve a desired [Read More...]

Driscoll, Piper, Calvin and God’s Gift of…Racism?

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“It’s right for God to slaughter women and children anytime he pleases. God gives life and he takes life. Everybody who dies, dies because God wills that they die.” -John Piper (quoted in an interview previously available on his website, which has since been taken down. The post was called “How Can God Kill Women [Read More...]

Gospel Coalition’s Views on Gender, Sex Aren’t “Complementary”

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On the one hand, I’m encouraged when Christians can have more honest, open dialogue about sex and sexuality in the public forum. On the other, I’m more than a little distressed when the matter at hand is about “Biblically-based” sexual submission. For those unfamiliar, there are (at least) two camps in the Christian conversation about [Read More...]

You Might Be an Emergent Christian If…

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I’m working on wrangling the final submissions for book three in the Banned Questions series, which will be Banned Questions About Christians. It’s funny because sometimes the seemingly easiest questions are the ones that respondents struggle with the most. Case in point: I got an email from Carol Howard Merritt today, who is writing for [Read More...]

John Piper Hates on Gays via Twitter

It’s bad enough when Christians sit silently by while LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) folks are marginalized, ridiculed, abused, raped or even killed for who they are. It’s another when Christians actively engage in the exclusion of people based on their identity or orientation. And then there’s John Piper. It seems Piper has [Read More...]

Sh*t Emergent Christians Say

My friend, Travis Mamone, did a short video about all the stuff emergent Christians are prone to pop off about. Yeah, he pretty much nails me in it. Check out Travis’ blog at the link above on his name, and, dig the Something Beautiful Podcast where he’s a co-host. [Read more...]


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