Rob Bell: A Symbol Of Every Evangelical Who’s Been Shunned For Asking Questions

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The internet is abuzz again about Rob Bell in a way we haven’t seen since the release of his now infamous book, Love Wins. From Evangelical rock star to Evangelical reject, Rob has experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows that an Evangelical can experience. No longer pastor of mega-church Mars Hill, Rob [Read More...]

The Top 5 Issues That Earned Me Hate-Mail In 2014

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Anyone who makes their living sharing ideas will get plenty of critique– and that’s fair. Sometimes however, (okay, not sometimes but “often”) those of us who make a living sharing ideas get really nasty hate mail– for some reason I’ve always received an impressive amount. This year I decided to take a very unscientific look [Read More...]

Christians And The Pledge of Allegiance: It Should Be A Closed Case Now #TortureReport

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Earlier this year I wrote a piece on why Christians might want to abstain from reciting the pledge of allegiance which generated some good conversation, but also received a bit of push-back as well. My arguments against saying the pledge of allegiance are essentially two-fold: Jesus taught his disciples to not take any oaths but [Read More...]

Fox News: If You’re Going To Run For President You Can’t Talk Like Jesus

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I’m not supporting either party for president next year, and for the most part want to stay out of the debate, but some stuff you just can’t ignore. Last night on Fox News, Col. Oliver North admitted that right-wingers such as himself believe that Jesus followers are “not just naive and utopian” but “irrational,” and [Read More...]

Why Cops Are Killing Unarmed People: Understanding The Big Picture

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Between John Crawford, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and a host of other people of color (including children such as Tamir) gunned down at the hands of America’s police forces, we’ve been having a national discussion on race. It’s been a good discussion, a worthy discussion, and a discussion that must continue. However, the [Read More...]

Crime & Punishment In America: Maybe We’re Doing It Wrong?

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10.2 million people sit in prison cells today around the world– and almost half of them are right here, in the United States. While in the US we like to boast about being “#1″ we forget that we’re actually #1 at a lot of things that we probably shouldn’t be proud of– and having the [Read More...]

An Evening With Frank Schaeffer

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For those who have read my friend Frank Schaeffer’s book, Why I’m An Atheist Who Believes In God, or for those interested in knowing someone else who wrestles with matters of faith and belief the way you might, here’s a great video to check out. Frank recently gave an author talk as part of his [Read More...]

10 Things Christians Should Consider On Black Friday

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Every year Americans kick off the Christmas season by heading out to the stores to score some deals on what has come to be known as “Black Friday,” and this year will be no different. Before that day hits us at the end of the week, however, there are a few things I hope that [Read More...]

Being Christian In A Post-Christian World (That God Show, Episode 11)

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Like it or not, the Christian stage is changing. The era of Christendom that has existed since the time of Constantine is quickly crumbling and a new, somewhat undefined chapter, is sweeping across Christianity– one that many are beginning to call the “Post-Christian” era. This Christian “climate change” is one that begs a lot of [Read More...]

Why Nonaffirming Evangelicals Can Still Support Marriage Equality (And Should)

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Can a conservative evangelical Christian who holds the personal theological conviction that homosexual behavior is sinful, still support civil marriage equality? That’s what the folks at Evangelicals For Marriage Equality are arguing, and I wholeheartedly agree. If you are a conservative evangelical who is not affirming of same sex marriage theologically, I hope you’ll consider [Read More...]


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