Why Cops Are Killing Unarmed People: Understanding The Big Picture

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Between John Crawford, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and a host of other people of color (including children such as Tamir) gunned down at the hands of America’s police forces, we’ve been having a national discussion on race. It’s been a good discussion, a worthy discussion, and a discussion that must continue. However, the [Read More...]

You Don’t Have To Be In The KKK To Still Be A Racist

The events in Ferguson, Missouri that led to the death of Michael Brown have now become about so much more than just what happened (or didn’t happen) in Ferguson– they’ve sparked a national discussion on racism and race relations in America. For whatever evil has occurred, there are now many good things flowing from this [Read More...]

Crime & Punishment In America: Maybe We’re Doing It Wrong?

10.2 million people sit in prison cells today around the world– and almost half of them are right here, in the United States. While in the US we like to boast about being “#1″ we forget that we’re actually #1 at a lot of things that we probably shouldn’t be proud of– and having the [Read More...]

An Evening With Frank Schaeffer

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For those who have read my friend Frank Schaeffer’s book, Why I’m An Atheist Who Believes In God, or for those interested in knowing someone else who wrestles with matters of faith and belief the way you might, here’s a great video to check out. Frank recently gave an author talk as part of his [Read More...]

10 Things Christians Should Consider On Black Friday

Every year Americans kick off the Christmas season by heading out to the stores to score some deals on what has come to be known as “Black Friday,” and this year will be no different. Before that day hits us at the end of the week, however, there are a few things I hope that [Read More...]

If God Still Smites Places, Texas Is Begging To Be Messed With

They say “Don’t mess with Texas,” but if God still smites places, they sure are about to tempt him. Now, truth be told, I don’t believe God smites places– I believe Jesus is God, and Jesus obviously doesn’t smite places, but I don’t think that means we should just go around asking for it. Texas [Read More...]

Being Christian In A Post-Christian World (That God Show, Episode 11)

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Like it or not, the Christian stage is changing. The era of Christendom that has existed since the time of Constantine is quickly crumbling and a new, somewhat undefined chapter, is sweeping across Christianity– one that many are beginning to call the “Post-Christian” era. This Christian “climate change” is one that begs a lot of [Read More...]

Why Nonaffirming Evangelicals Can Still Support Marriage Equality (And Should)

Can a conservative evangelical Christian who holds the personal theological conviction that homosexual behavior is sinful, still support civil marriage equality? That’s what the folks at Evangelicals For Marriage Equality are arguing, and I wholeheartedly agree. If you are a conservative evangelical who is not affirming of same sex marriage theologically, I hope you’ll consider [Read More...]

Brittany Maynard Didn’t Commit Suicide (What We Can Learn From 9-11′s “Falling Man”)

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This article also featured at: … The past few days have been filled with news that terminally ill 29-year-old, Brittany Maynard, has ended her life with medication prescribed by her physician. She did so under legal physician assisted suicide provisions in the state of Oregon. Had Maynard not taken the medication, she would not have [Read More...]

The Evil Part Of Halloween You Probably Didn’t Think Of

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Every year in the lead up to Halloween, we see the many questions regarding Christian participation in this cultural holiday. Some say absolutely not– the day is pure evil. Others, such as good bud Kirk Cameron, say we should reclaim the holiday, with similar voices saying we should “be missional” at Halloween. Finally, there’s the [Read More...]


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