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Ten Commandments Have no Role in Public

Ten Commandments

Few Americans can list the Ten Commandments, but so what? What is their relevance in modern society? [Read more...]

Are Churches More Like Charities or Country Clubs?

Judas receives money from the Sanhedrin (painting on the ceiling of 18th century church Guanajuato, Mexico)

We can tell charities from country clubs by their financial statements. Charities do good works with most of their income; country clubs don’t. Which one is more like a typical church? [Read more...]

Church Accountability

church finances

Senator Grassley was largely ignored by six ministries when he asked for information about their operations four years ago. What are they hiding? [Read more...]

What Do Churches Have to Hide?

IRS Form 990

U.S. nonprofits are required to disclose their financial information to the public. It’s a contract—the Internal Revenue Service gives them nonprofit status, and in return they prove that they’re spending that money wisely. This applies to all nonprofits except churches. Isn’t that odd? It’s almost like they have something to hide. [Read more...]

Greece v. Galloway: How This Will Play Out

Town of Greece v. Galloway atheism

The Supremes handed down a surprising decision that permits prayers city council meetings. I think we know how this will work in practice, and I think there’s cause for optimism. [Read more...]

Homosexuality in Nature

2 chimps

Is homosexuality in humans an aberration? A deviation from nature? No, humans have a lot of company in this department. [Read more...]

Biblical Marriage: Not a Pretty Picture

same-sex biblical marriage

Do the Bible and the Church make a clear and unambiguous declaration that marriage is between a man and a woman? Nope. Our view of marriage is recent, and the Bible has some pretty crazy stuff about marriage. [Read more...]

Marriage—Designed for Procreation?

Heracles and Omphale

Marriage, many Christians want us to believe, is for procreation. That’s right—not companionship, not love, not even financial support. (I wonder if they know that babies don’t come from marriage but sex.) [Read more...]

What Does the New Testament Say about Homosexuality?

Heaven and Hell

Several passages from the New Testament are often cited to condemn homosexuality, but these sources undercut their own credibility. [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality? (2 of 2)

Last Judgment inset

This post concludes our look at homosexuality in the Old Testament with some passages from Leviticus. At first glance, they’re pretty harsh. When properly understood, however, they don’t provide much ammunition to the Christian eager to condemn homosexuality. [Read more...]


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