“I Am A Human Trafficking Survivor, And This Is My Story”

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This post is part 2 of a series on human trafficking I am doing with trafficking survivor, Meg Munoz. In this post, I’ve asked her if she’d share her story with us. You can find part one, here. … BLC: From what I know of your story it seems you have experience / a keen [Read More...]

“I Am A Human Trafficking Survivor & Here’s What I Want To Ask Christian Activists”

street prostitute crossing legs waiting for client in the night

(This is part 1 of a multi-part interview. You can find part 2, Meg’s Story, here.) As perhaps many of you know, human trafficking is one of the issues I am most passionate about, and have had the chance to study it extensively over several years, both in the United States and India as part of my [Read More...]

Charisma Mag: Donald Trump Is The New Word of God

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I’m not going to lie, what I just read is the dumbest thing I’ve read in my life. I’m not trying to be overly or unnecessarily critical, either. It just really, truly, is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read. I had to read it three times to make sure it wasn’t the Onion. Charisma Mag (I [Read More...]

Killing Cecil The Lion: Does God Care How We Treat Animals?


Over the last 24 hours, the internet has been in uproar over the death of a creature named Cecil The Lion. I hadn’t heard of Cecil until now, but as the story goes, he’s one of Africa’s most famous lions. Cecil was a collared animal tending his pride that includes up to 24 cubs in [Read More...]

What People Really Mean When They Say “But I Believe The WHOLE Bible”

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“But I believe the WHOLE Bible.” It’s a very common phrase I hear in Christian circles. In the course of teaching others to live how Jesus lived, to do what Jesus did, and to follow what Jesus taught, there are no shortage of objections to the idea. Sadly, those who most often object to the [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...]

The One Thing Even Jesus Didn’t Want To Do

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Culture has a tendency to quietly whisper in our ear that independence is a beautiful thing– but we were made for so much more than being independent. We value the concept of being self-made, culture tells us that we must be primarily true to ourselves, and having an independent personality is generally seen as a strength. Culture tells [Read More...]

10 Ways To Determine If Your Christianity Has Been “Americanized”

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While the word “Christianity” ought refer to a single religion, the reality is that many cultures have succumbed to a process of syncretism where there are actually many, many forms of Christianity that look nothing like the original picture on the outside of the box. Pointing this out is painful for many, as it often [Read More...]

Important Lessons We Can All Learn From Franklin Graham


In recent months Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, has been in a downward spiral that continually seems to generate a lot of buzz around the internet. The progressively intolerant rhetoric recently cumulated with his call to ban the immigration of all Muslims to the United States– even though US wars and policy supported by [Read More...]

You Don’t Have To Be Afraid To Be A Pro-Life Progressive

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If I were a betting man, I’d bet that this week your social newsfeeds has been full of stories regarding the now infamous Planned Parenthood video. While there have been plenty of articles dissecting and critiquing the video on both sides (each with valid points), in the end, it was still disturbing for me. I am [Read More...]