Franklin Graham: Trump’s “Kill Them All” Speech Was One of the Best Ever

Just the other day, the unthinkable happened: The President of the United States stood in front of the United Nations and threatened to kill 25 million people. It was shocking beyond words. In reference to the growing escalation with North Korea, the President said: “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide… Read more

Don’t Worry Folks, the Great Tribulation Isn’t Happening This Weekend, or Ever

Is the Great Tribulation getting ready to kick off this weekend? Are we about to plunge into seven years of global chaos where all those left behind will be forced to take the mark of the beast or get beheaded? Well, that’s what one end-times predictor is warning the world. And I’ll admit, this end-times prediction is a little crazier than usual. An end-times “prophet” named David Meade is predicting not only that the Great Tribulation will kick off this… Read more

I’m a Christian, but I’m Not Interested in Living “Biblically”

Being a Christian isn’t about following the Bible, it’s about following Jesus– and that shouldn’t be so controversial. Read more

No, Natural Disasters Are Not Signs We’re in the “End Times”

Jesus claimed that natural disasters and war would be signs that the time for the destruction of the temple, not the end of the world, was close. Read more

The Prosperity Gospel vs. Jesus: Why These Two Things Are Not the Same

I believe that Christianity is a religion founded upon the life, teachings, and example of Jesus of Nazareth. Any version of Christianity that is built on a different foundation– whether it’s founded upon “following the Bible” or some foundation other than “be like Jesus,” isn’t really Christianity at all, even if it tries to go by the same name. Christianity, by definition, is supposed to mean “like Christ.” There are some Christian traditions that highlight certain parts of Jesus at the… Read more

Pope Francis Is NOT A Champion Of The Marginalized

Pope Francis has, by and large, been lauded by many progressive Christians since the earliest days of his papacy– I have been one of them. In fact, in 2015 I was interviewed by CNN as one of a variety of non-Catholic faith leaders who liked and respected him, even going so far as to say I had a “bromance” with him. There are certainly a host of things to like and celebrate about Pope Francis, most especially when viewing those… Read more

Dear Religious Right: Didn’t You Just Finish Telling Me You Believe in Violence Against Nazis?

I have a serious and honest question for my friends on the Religious Right, because what you told me recently has left me confused as to your actual position. An American city saw terror descended upon it by a bunch of proud, white supremacist nazis– people who hold what most of us, whether liberal, conservative, or somewhere in-between, have long agreed is among the most vile and repulsive belief systems that a human being could hold. These nazis came out of… Read more

Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith (A new book from Benjamin L. Corey)

Friends of Formerly Fundie: As some of you may have seen on Facebook, I have spent the last year and a half quietly in the background plugging away at what became the most intense spiritual experience of my life.  Now that this season of my life has come full circle, I am back in the game and I am now thrilled to let you know that my new book Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith is available for preorder wherever books… Read more

Franklin Graham: Blame White Terrorism On Those Who Voted To Remove The Racist Monument

What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today (my head is about to #$@ing explode edition) As a Christian, I am almost at a loss for words. Over the course of time, there has been no shortage of things Franklin Graham has been wrong about. Nor has there been any shortage of issues where he boldly issued sharp, public rebukes, against those he thought were wrong. And certainly, Franklin Graham has been the last person to hesitate issuing strong condemnations of movements, political… Read more

How *Some* Progressive Parenting Might Push Kids Toward Fundamentalism (Or Even Worse)

(Addendum: a point several have missed in this article is that it is not a critique of how all anti-fundamentalist type parents raise their kids. I am an unfundamentalist parent, and proudly so. This is a self-critique of my own parenting that I came to see through honest conversations with other parents like myself– other parents who admit this same blind spot– and an attempt to point out that some times we can push back so hard against the rigidness of… Read more

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