Muslims as “Children for Whom Christ Died” – Interview with Nik Ripken, Part 2

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Recently I posted Part One of an interview with Nik Ripken, author of a provocative book called The Insanity of God. Nik — a remarkable character who follows his faith all over the world, into some of the most dangerous places to profess Christian faith — was interviewed by my friend Erik Campano, who poses [Read More...]

Is God Insane? Is War a Failure of the Church? An Interview with Nik Ripken

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Nik Ripken’s new book, The Insanity of God, due out New Year’s Day (today), follows him through Somalia, China, former Eastern bloc countries, and other parts of the world as he works with secular relief organizations to deliver food and medical supplies, helps de-mining operations, or plants churches and meets with Christians who suffer for [Read More...]

A Pagan Finds Religion

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One of my dear colleagues in the Patheos universe is Star Foster, the managing editor of the Pagan Channel.  I first met Star, who lives in Georgia, when we were flying out to Denver for meetings at Patheos headquarters.  I later discovered that the other Patheos folks were waiting with bated breath to hear how [Read More...]

Rabbi Shmuley Shmears Mohler, Tries to Boteach Him a Lesson

If you’re not familiar with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, then you’ve been missing out on one of the most fearfully and wonderfully named of contemporary religious writers and cultural commentators.  I’m not quite sure how this came to my attention — and I’m not sure how I find myself defending Al Mohler so often lately.  But [Read More...]

Would a Romney Presidency Fuel the Growth of Mormonism? — Romney and Evangelicals, Pt 2

Should Christians reject a Mormon Presidential candidate for fear that a Mormon presidency would help Mormons evangelize? When I received Warren Cole Smith’s contribution to our discussion on Faith and the Future of Social Conservatism, I gave it the title, “A Vote for Romney is a Vote for the LDS Church.”  (Believe it or not, I [Read More...]


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