Using the Shepherd’s Crook: Pope Francis Schools Evangelicals, the Media, and the Entire Catholic Church in One Sermon

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As a person going through a divorce, I took a deep, personal interest in the Synod on the Family. I was thrilled that my beloved church wanted to take a pastoral interest in the needs of its sheep.  I wanted to see good, sound and practical steps from the assembled church leaders on how to navigate the troubled waters of modern family life. Sadly, the whole thing almost got derailed by the so-called “mid-synod” report. Conservatives screamed bloody murder at some of the released remarks (I’ve ye … [Read more...]

Why Reformation Day is Dumb…

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Reformation Day is Dumb.There, I've said it. I've been wanting to say it for as long as I can remember.As many of you recall, I just resigned my Presbyterian ordination back in April. It was not an "I'm angry at Evangelicals" decision. It was a deeper, more profound reconnection with the Catholicism of my youth. While I've not "taken the Tiber plunge" just yet, much of my system of Christian thought is now fully Catholic.Now, some of you may be asking, "What the heck is Reformation … [Read more...]

The Adventures of Kirk Cameron, Evangelical Rebel, Part Two

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(Find Part One of this interview here)When Kirk said he got into trouble with evangelicals over Unstoppable, I almost wrecked my car. Kirk, as many know, is virtually THE right-wing evangelical poster boy."Kirk, you've got to tell me more about that," I said.He paused for a moment and then gave a rueful laugh. "Don't get me wrong, I think they appreciate what I tried to do in this film, but they wanted me to tone down everything."The “everything” refers to his vignettes telling th … [Read more...]


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