Birmingham Police Stop Pastor From Feeding Homeless

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Birmingham, AL police are cracking down on pastors who feed the homeless. Keep it classy, Birmingham. [Read more...]

When We’d Rather Let Kids Go Hungry Than Be Reasonable On Gay Marriage

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  I officially know what an aneurysm feels like, because I think I just had one this morning. Brace yourself, because you might have one too. At least we’ll all go through it together. Yesterday as told via Christianity Today, the Christian relief organization World Vision announced that it was making a major policy change in [Read More...]

5 Practices Toward A More Radical Christian Life (a challenge to my readers)

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The message of Jesus is radical: the key to “life” isn’t through saving your life, but through giving it away. To enter into his Kingdom and the radical life he promises, we must rid ourselves of the two things that get in the way: a love affair with ourselves and with our possessions. Here are 5 practices to change your life: [Read more...]

When Pastors Live In Multimillion Dollar Mansions, It’s Not A Sign Of God’s Blessing– But Our Sinfulness

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Is the phenomenon of rich American pastors a sign of God’s blessing? In this post about my work in India and the association between American Christianity and wealth, I ask some hard questions about what it means to actually follow Jesus. [Read more...]

Dear Evangelicalism: I Don’t Think This Relationship Is Going To Work.

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If evangelicalism were a person, here’s what I’d need to say: So, Evangelicalism… it’s me. I’m guessing this won’t come as a huge shock to you because our relationship has been strained for quite some time now, but I need to tell you: This relationship isn’t working for me anymore. I wish I could say [Read More...]

Study Shows: Reading Your Bible Often Will Make You A Flaming Liberal

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Ok, well… maybe not a “flaming” liberal. I just said that to get you to click the link… by now, you should know I like provocative titles that get you to read articles (a tactic you are completely validating, I might add). BUT, a study I read the other day does show that the more [Read More...]

Simple Life: why we need less stuff in our lives

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In February, I found myself spending time in the slums of Mumbai, India while on a research expedition for my dissertation on Human Trafficking in India. It had long been a dream of mine to spend time in the slums and make some friends. While many of my friends here in the west want to [Read More...]

Why We Need to Stop Using the Term “Illegal Immigrant”

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As the Senate recently passed long awaited immigration overhaul and the bill now heads to the house, the long-standing national discourse on the issue of immigration will likely heat up again. As we participate in these discussions my hope is that we, especially Christians tasked with peacemaking and reconciling, will find ways to build bridges [Read More...]

Sodom & Gomorrah – A Story About Us (and not for the reasons you think)

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On election day in 2012, I received an e-mail from someone who had been my friend for 16 years. He had been growing dismayed with the changes I went through during my 4 years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, especially my new-found passion for biblical social justice, my advocacy for the poor, and my defense of [Read More...]


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