Why Jesus Wants You To Stop Spanking Your Kids

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When NFL player Adrian Peterson was recently arrested and temporarily suspended for child abuse (after beating his child with a tree branch) it sparked a new public discussion on the practice of corporal punishment. Many have become abuse apologists, quickly rising to Peterson’s defense and citing their Christian right to strike their children. Others have [Read More...]

Is It Time To Remove The Flag From The Church Sanctuary?

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If one were to walk into an American Church, it’s far more likely than not that somewhere on the stage in the sanctuary, there will be found an American flag. This tradition is one that spans across a wide-variety of faith traditions, from Catholic to Evangelical, Mainline, etc., and is not limited to a certain [Read More...]

Dear Fundamentalist Trolls: You’re Not Helping Anyone (and I say this in love)

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Dear Fundamentalist Trolls of the Christian Internet, As much as it might shock the world to hear me say this, you and I are technically on the same team. I know you don’t believe we are, but if you consider yourself to be a Christian and follower of Jesus, we’re both part of the Church, [Read More...]

Duck Dynasty And Dealing With ISIS

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From the Duck Dynasty study Bible perhaps: [Read more...]

10 Things Your Childhood Pastor Didn’t Tell You (But Should Have)

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What things do you know now that you wish your childhood pastor would have told you? As I look back on what I know now, here are 10 things I wish I had known back then: [Read more...]

I’m Thinking That Calvinism Needs An Extreme Makeover (#CalvinismDebate)

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Last night I tuned into the Calvinism debate that was lighting up twitter, and really tried to listen with an open mind. Really, I did. For some reason however, I just quickly get lost in most conversations with Calvinists. I think it all goes back to seminary for me. I had the “pleasure” of sitting [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why More Christians Are Rejecting The Traditional View of Hell

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More and more Christians are beginning to reject the traditional view of hell which states the unjust will experience “eternal, conscious torment”. Perhaps you’ve seen this change in the Christian landscape and grown confused as to why so many of us are experiencing shifting beliefs. While my Letting Go of Hell series goes further in-depth [Read More...]

9 Year Old Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor With Uzi

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In America, we love our food. We also love our big guns. Why not combine the two? That’s what the geniuses at Burgers and Bullets did at their tourist attraction outside Las Vegas– come in, grab a bite to eat, and shoot heavy weaponry. It’s the American way, I guess. Except, this “brilliant” idea has [Read More...]

A Prayer For The Real Lives In The Mark Driscoll Saga

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Yesterday afternoon the internet lit up with breaking news that Seattle based mega-church pastor, Mark Driscoll, was stepping down. Unfortunately, if you read further, those headlines weren’t completely accurate. In a statement given to the members of Mars Hill, Driscoll acknowledged the accusations against him and said that he would be stepping down for a [Read More...]

Why We’re Still Unwilling To Admit To Systemic Racism in America

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If you’re not up to speed on what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri, I hope you’ll go read up. What’s happening right now is a window into a very important chapter in our nation’s history– a chapter that will challenge us, and invite us to change if we’re willing. After talking about the unjust killing of [Read More...]


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