So Listen– It’s Not Religious Discrimination Just Because You Can’t Discriminate.

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Earlier this week, the President signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. In a supposed civilized society with a separation of church and state, such a measure should be welcomed by all because anti-discrimination policies protect the rights of everyone. For me, anti-discrimination laws transcend theology and [Read More...]

Support Marriage Equality? You’re Part of Satan’s Church (Says MacArthur)

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My old friend Johny Mac who not long ago told parents of adult children who are gay to shun them and “turn them over to Satan”, has now stepped up the game– this time, he’s defining “Satan’s church”. And well, you can probably guess the key issue he uses to define “Satan’s church”… yup, marriage [Read More...]

The Potential Beauty That Could Come From Dying For An Enemy

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As I sit down to write this post I’m realizing that I’m probably going to get branded as “that guy who writes about nonviolence”, but I can think of no core aspect of the message of Jesus that I’d rather talk so much about. Nonviolence is one of those utterly insane ideas that becomes ridiculously [Read More...]

What Jesus Would Have To Say About The Current Immigration Crisis

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Over the past few weeks, the current immigration crisis has boiled over in a way we’ve not seen before now. We’ve seen literally thousands of often unaccompanied children spilling over the southern US border fleeing poverty and violence in their Central American homelands. The children who have successfully made it into the US are being [Read More...]

No, Jesus Didn’t Command We Own Weapons

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Perhaps one of the most abused passages in all of scripture these days is Luke 22:36. The issue comes up often, and is a predictable comment that ends up in any thread where I discuss nonviolent enemy love… “But didn’t Jesus command that his disciples carry swords?” To arrive at the position that Jesus endorses [Read More...]

5 Ways We Could Probably Be “Better Christians”

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One of the key things I have attempted to do over the past year has been to build bridges with people who are often on the “outs” of Evangelical Christianity (ironically, this placed me on the “outs” as well). I realized over the course of time that there are many people who don’t give this [Read More...]

5 Ways You Can Spot A Jesus Follower

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The word Christian may only be nine letters, but it’s a big ‘ole word. With the reformation underway in American Christianity, there’s been a lot of talk over what that word actually means and who gets to use it. Some people on both the left and right see themselves as gatekeepers and are busy declaring [Read More...]

“Failure To Be A Patriotic American Is A Sin”?

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That’s what Bryan Fischer at the American Family Association is teaching. The other day on his radio program, he said that if you’re not a “patriotic American” you’re sinning against God. Not even making that up. Here’s the clip: But is it true? Is failing to be a “patriotic American” a sin? Of course not. [Read More...]

What If Blessing Israel Means Confronting Their Violence?

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My heart breaks as violence is on the rise again in Israel. Just within the last few days, we’ve seen a Palestinian child burned alive , seen leaked video of Israeli police beating an American Palestinian child who was bound at the time, a Christian minister has been attacked by Israeli settlers, and an Israeli [Read More...]

Time To Help Me Name A Book Again…

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With just a matter of weeks before Undiluted is released, you’re about to begin hearing about Undiluted… a lot! However, in this business, putting out books means you’re always working ahead– which means I’m part-way into writing a book that is going to hit stores in August of 2015. When I first had the original [Read More...]


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