Focus on the Family Exec Shuns Gay Daughter: She Breaks Her Silence

Amber Cantorna didn’t date any boys growing up, but she didn’t think much of it. She had taken her purity vow and even sealed it with a ring– after that, she just assumed that God would simply place the right man in her life, at the right time. Except, he didn’t. In fact, at 23 she [Read More…]

Science: The Universe Has Always Existed (Really Bad News for Young Earth Creationism)

A fascinating new scientific theory about the beginning of the universe is now floating around: it’s not billions of years old after all. The new idea? The universe has eternally existed, and has no beginning. Until now the dominant scientific view is that, somewhere around 13 billion years ago, there was a single point which exploded (AKA, [Read More…]

Disrupted Rhythm: The Spiritual Danger of the American Political Season

How much of the news we watch is recycled coverage on the election? Is your Facebook newsfeed overrun with Trump this or Hillary that? I don’t know about you, but lately it seems like all the days have blurred together to the point where I can’t even remember the last time I wasn’t swimming in a [Read More…]

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…]

Please Stop Being Dishonest: Guns Are Not “Just Tools”

There is a discussion to be had on America and guns. I think the average person gets this– I mean, it’s pretty hard not to. We have a proliferation of guns and near-daily acts of unspeakable death and violence committed with many of those guns. It seems only reasonable that we, as a nation, talk [Read More…]

Dear Christian Parent: Please Don’t Try To Break Their Will

Christian parent, please don’t try to break your child’s will. If you do, you might actually succeed, and the long-term outcome of that could be a disaster– the very thing you’re trying to avoid. I get it– you want a well-behaved child who makes good choices. We all do! But this dangerous idea that achieving [Read More…]

God Never Changes, But God Is Constantly Changing (It’s The Paradox of Love)

I’m sure over the course of time as a Christian you’ve heard the phrase, “but God never changes.” A variation of this phrase is repeated several times in Scripture (See for example, Mal 3:6, Heb 13:8, James 1:17). However, it is my contention that we often do not actually understand what this phrase means. At times we [Read More…]

5 Reasons We So Blindly Support Israel in Spite of the Truth or Biblical Ethics

Over the course of time I’ve noticed a troubling trend: it’s *almost* impossible to have a reasonable discussion with fellow Christians who believe we are called to give unwavering support the modern secular nation state of Israel. This of course, has led me to try to figure out why this is the case. Why do [Read More…]

Some Serious Questions I Have For All Those “Good Guys With Guns”

So, you’re a good guy with a gun. I get it. I’ve seen the bumper sticker, heard the slogan a million times, and I even used to be one of you. I’m retired military, was an expert marksman, and was even awarded the Bronze Schützenschnur by the German army. I was a bonafide good guy with [Read More…]

Bernie Isn’t Really That Radical (His Ideas Are Actually Quite Normal)

I don’t endorse political candidates, and this piece is not an endorsement. However, as someone fascinated by culture (in less than 6 weeks I will *finally* be a Doctor of Intercultural Studies!), I can’t help but comment on the phenomenon of Bernie Sanders in American culture. Some people love him, and others appear outright frightened by [Read More…]


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