Christian Outsiders: Why The Religious Right Is Losing Control Of The Future Of American Christianity

The great, vast landscape of American Christianity is in the process of changing– something that should bring us great encouragement. Christianity has always gone through such changes at the chagrin of those who dominate culture. The process goes something like this: reformers begin to challenge the status quo, challenge those in power, and eventually win [Read More...]

A New Way I’m Dealing With Hate Mail: Reply, But Be Funny And Obnoxious (like this)

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There are a variety of opinions on how to manage hate mail: I say, reply– but be funny and obnoxious. Here’s the funny way I responded to one reader earlier today. [Read more...]

Your Same Sex Marriage Hasn’t Affected The Sanctity Of Mine (an apology to the LGBT community)

A new study shows that divorce rates are highest in areas with conservative Christians– not just for themselves, but for their neighbors as well. I think it’s time we apologize to the LGBT community for accusing them of harming the “sanctity” of marriage. [Read more...]

Parenting Via Kirk Cameron: Kids Don’t Need No Explanations

Kirk Cameron says that giving your kids explanations is unbiblical. Instead, children should simply be taught to obey. I say, this is horribly dangerous. [Read more...]

Taking Space: When You Love The Church Too Much To Go To Church

When your church experience has you wounded and depleted, sometimes the good and right thing to do, is to take a break from church. Missionaries take breaks, pastors take breaks– and so should weary church-goers. [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why We’ve Let MLK Down

Every generation seems to be blessed with at least one prophetic voice, and the generation before mine had MLK. However, as I reflect upon King’s dream, I can’t help but honestly admit, that in so many ways we have failed to listen to this modern prophet. I fear that if King were to see us [Read More...]

Why I’ll Always Be A God Believer (about the day I was going to die)

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What I’m about to tell you is the most personal, sacred story that I’ve ever told. I never imagined telling it publicly in front of thousands of people, but something in my spirit says that someone, somewhere, needs to hear this today. Over the last few days we’ve been talking a lot about God, creation, [Read More...]

Pat Robertson Says: “Corey and McGrath Are Right, and Ken Ham Is So Wrong It’s Not Even Funny”

“As much as it pains me to side with a couple of liberal heretics like Dr. James McGrath and Rev. Benjamin L. Corey, I have to admit that in this case, they’re completely right– the Young Earth Creationism espoused by Ken Ham is just plain ole’ silly. All you have to do is pick up a hand full of dirt, and you’ll see that it’s old.” [Read more...]

Genesis 1: It Doesn’t Have To Be True In Order To Still Be True

It’s easy to get lost in the debate over the interpretation of Genesis 1, so a good starting point in this general discussion is to realize that some of the Old Testament stories don’t have to be true in order to still be true. [Read more...]

Creationist Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye the Science Guy: Why I’m Forced To Root Against Creationism

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On February 4th, the Creation Museum will host a sold-out debate that’s generating a lot of buzz in the blogosphere. The debate will feature Bill Nye “The Science Guy” versus Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham on the old “Creation Vs. Evolution” debate. This debate, and the buzz around it has generated a lot of mixed [Read More...]


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