Losing My Religion And Finding My Voice (From Cult To Coach)

(A guest post by Tracy Corey) Raised in a cult I heard, sensed, and observed things that just didn’t add up to me. My childhood was spent swimming in a sea of weirdness and abuse, smothered in Jesus language. Church leaders seemed to find a demon under every rock, or in every person if you didn’t conform perfectly. [Read More…]

Does The Discovery of Earth 2.0 Mark The End of Religion?

Yesterday NASA made the announcement that they finally discovered something many have pondered: the existence of an Earth-like planet. The above illustration shows Kepler 452b, a planet somewhat larger than Earth but within the habitable zone of its star. Its year is almost identical to that of our own planet, and the amount of energy received [Read More…]

Does Progressivism Have Its Own Version Of Fundamentalism? (That God Show EP18)

Does progressivism have its own form of fundamentalism? That’s the question BLC and MPT are wrestling with in this week’s episode of That God Show. In this episode, you’re invited to take some time of introspection to discover those “carryovers” that tend to follow us even after we leave fundamentalism– behaviors that can crop up [Read More…]

And Here’s The Irony: We’re All Fundamentalists In The End

Lately I’ve been attempting to spark discussion around the internet on the use of Christian labels, and I’m rather pleased such a robust discussion is taking place on blogs and in Facebook groups on this issue. I think the use of labels is a critical issue facing the next generation of Jesus followers, and argue [Read More…]

What We Can Learn From The Failure Of The Religious Right (And Why They’re In A Panic)

The Religious Right has failed, and now they’re panicking. They’ve been this way for quite some time, but I think we’re about to enter a new era of desperation as they attempt to plug the holes in their boat and keep it from sinking. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any fresh and inspiring ideas produced from [Read More…]

Why Jesus Wants You To Stop Spanking Your Kids

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…]

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

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…]

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

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…]

Here’s Exactly Why MacArthur’s Advice On Gay Children Is So Dangerous:

Not long ago, I publicly stood against John MacArthur’s advice to parents of adult children who are gay on the account that it was not only theologically flawed, but dangerous as well. You can see the old post and the original MacArthur video here, but to quickly summarize: MacArthur told parents of adult children who [Read More…]

Frank Schaeffer Interviews Benjamin L. Corey: Undiluted

On Tuesday I once again had a chance to spend some time with my friend, Frank Schaeffer, at his home in Massachusetts. While last time we sat down to talk about his book, Why I’m An Atheist Who Believes in God, this time we switched roles and he interviewed me about my soon to be [Read More…]