If Gay Christians Go To Hell, So Are The Ones Who Don’t Recycle

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The fact that God would be so angry at people who live in a way that is destructive to the environment, makes sense in light of Genesis. In what we often refer to as the “original mandate” we see that God’s original plan (job/role) for humanity was to be a caretaker of creation (the environment). The opposite of God’s plan, would be for humanity to become a force that is destructive towards the environment.

Which, is exactly what we’ve become in so many ways.
So, want to draw hard lines on the issue of sexuality and say that, no matter what, all the people who are X, Y, or Z are out, and that there’s no room for God to judge the individual heart?

Fine.

But, you also need to do the same thing with people who don’t recycle. [Read more...]

10 Things I’d Rather Do Than See The New Left Behind Movie

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If you haven’t already seen it, the trailer for the new Left Behind movie is out! (see bottom of post) Folks have been asking if I’m looking forward to seeing and reviewing the movie, so I decided to be completely honest and let you know how I actually feel about this situation: [Read more...]

What Both Sides Completely Miss In The Abortion Discussion

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If we want to make any headway on this, we’re going to need to have a new discussion entirely– one that fully humanizes all life, and one that radically values the life of the unborn as well as the life of the post-born. Anything short of this new discussion of what it looks like to value life at all stages, will leave us spinning our wheels like the last generation has done.

I believe this next generation can do better.

I believe they’re ready for a new discussion.

And I believe that together, we can find a third way to approach this. [Read more...]

When We Give Away Guns In Church: Bad Idea, or Really Horrible Idea?

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It seems there’s a growing trend in some churches of giving away free guns in order to promote church growth. Back in March, a church ironically named “Grace” Baptist Church gave away a free AR-15 as part of an evangelism outreach dedicated to “hunters and gun owners who have been so viciously attacked by the [Read More...]

God’s Amazing Purpose: Tons Of You Are Going To Die (So Says Dobson)

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God’s plan is wonderful, isn’t it? Well, not so much if you’re still listening to the Dobson’s over at Focus on the Family/ Family Talk. If that’s where you’re getting your info… well, God’s plan it would seem, is positively, absolutely… horrible. Ryan Dobson, son of James Dobson, took to the “family talk” blog to [Read More...]

“I Don’t Love This Religion Anymore”: A Conversation With Zach Phelps-Roper

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I recently had the opportunity to talk with Zach Phelps-Roper who recently left Westboro Baptist Church, who tells the story of realizing that “life” was no longer for him:

“So, in the heat of the moment I told my father that I was leaving. A couple of minutes later he approached me and said ‘Zach, are you just upset because of this matter here?’ I said ‘let me just make this easy for you. The thing is, I don’t love this religion anymore.’ This was more than a family matter that could be resolved, it was the belief system.” [Read more...]

When Two Formerly Fundies Chat: My Video Interview With Frank Schaeffer (and get his new book FREE)!

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I may have popularized the term, “formerly fundie”, but Frank Schaeffer was living it out waaaay before I got here. I had been a fan of Frank long before I ever started writing, and never imagined that Frank himself would become the one of the central people who would encourage me to have a seat [Read More...]

Some Things To Consider If You Think Being Gay Is A Sin

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“As I said, I believe this to be an issue that should be kept to secondary theology that still allows for Christian unity and that regardless of where our theology lands, it should not impact the praxis of our faith. I understand this is a hard issue for many of you to wrestle with, and this post isn’t one where I’m trying to provoke you or get in your face– I just humbly ask, that you please consider these few things… and see what might change within your own heart.” [Excerpt from article] [Read more...]

Yes, Gay Christians Exist (A Sincere Plea To My Conservative Friends)

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Like it or not, gay Christians exist– and this “discussion” on the entire issue isn’t going away anytime soon. Unfortunately, most of the time, the discussion doesn’t result in that many net positives. Simply throwing Bible verses back and forth without recognizing the real, actual people involved– people we’re commanded above all else to love– doesn’t move the conversation further. Instead, real people just become an “issue” or a “discussion” that many have at a comfortable distance- safely away from the messiness and uncomfortableness of real relationships and acknowledging real people. [Read more...]

Kirk Cameron Parenting: Boys Need To Learn How To Use Weapons Of Destruction

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In another installment of parenting according to Kirk Cameron, we find a tragic view of violence and destruction– something that certainly seems appropriate to discuss on this Memorial Day, as we remember those who have died in the service of their country. While Kirk’s post was from last month, it’s a glaring example of the [Read More...]


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