A reader asks about the pope calling Christians and Muslims “brothers and sisters”

He writes: I was hoping you could help me understand something. The Pope recently said that “Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” and of course this caused quite a stir. I ended up arguing with both a Protestant friend and a Catholic friend as to what he meant by this.  Initially I said, “All [Read More...]

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A reader struggles with an alienated niece

He writes: We really respect your knowledge and level headedness of the faith and have a concern to share with you about church teaching on marriage. My wife and I have taught Theology of the Body for four years and have a good understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Our niece, who was raised Catholic, [Read More...]

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John Piper Has His Head Screwed on Straight

…as he replies to the frightened, bellicose, trigger-happy, scripture-twisting thing that has replaced the gospel in the hearts of so many Christians. [Read more...]

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Unusual Time Signatures Make Everything Awesome

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The unseriousness of the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Right

A reader writes: I use to diligently vote republican because I was passionately pro-life. This was before my husband left me and I became a member of the working poor. Several of my poverty stricken friends have had abortions that they felt terrible having. It wasn’t a callous act of violence because they didn’t want to be [Read More...]

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On Using the Language of “War” for Stuff that is Not War

A reader writes: I know I’m behind, but I had the chance to listen to your podcast episode where you and Simcha Fisher disagreed over the use of warfare language in response to the Paris terrorist attacks (and terror attacks in general, I think).   I thought I would weigh in.  Let me say, too, [Read More...]

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Jesus the Refugee

A reader writes: I thought this would be of interest to you and to your readers. The piece is by my sister, who is currently working with an international organization that assists migrants in the Middle East. Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit [Read More...]

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The Only Real Use for Money is to Help Us Get to Heaven

This highly controversial assertion is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

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Interesting note from a Reader on the Gnostic/Fundamentalist Loathing of the Feminine

Keying off my remark, “What we discover in the strange Mommie Dearest vision of Mary in older Evangelical circles is nothing about Mary, but plenty about the peculiar fears Evangelical culture has of connecting anything feminine with Christian piety.” …he writes: This particularly struck me. Earlier in my seminary studies, I wrote a philosophy thesis [Read More...]

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You’ve Been Nirvana Rolled

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