An Open Letter to Justin Bieber

Michelle Brock

By Michelle Brock * Dear Justin, I recently met a Brazilian woman who used to sell sex to wealthy businessmen, dignitaries, and celebrities. Some might call her a “high class prostitute.” She initially entered the trade in a desperate attempt to feed her children, and she made great money as one of the brothel favorites. [Read More...]

Surprise! Evangelical Efforts Against Sex-Trafficking are “Colonialist”!

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Editor’s Note: Erik Campano has been conducting a series of interviews for Patheos around the issue of human trafficking. I’ll publish more of those soon. One particularly provocative interview was published over at the News and Politics Channel, of Yvonne Zimmerman. Zimmerman is quite critical of evangelical anti-trafficking efforts, in part because they focus on [Read More...]

An Open Letter from Barack Obama to Louie Giglio

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Last night I dreamt that I was reading The New York Times and stumbled upon this open letter from the President to evangelical pastor Louie Giglio: To my friend, Pastor Louie Giglio, We share the essence of a common religious heritage. We both profess a faith in Jesus Christ, both call on God for direction and [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/20/12 – Gold, Frankincense and M-16′s; Religion of Certainosity; Gun Control Ignorance

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/20/12: Bill Blankschaen, Patheos/Bill In the Blanks: “Maybe Jesus was born away in a manger, just not like the one made in China on the shelf at Wal-Mart. But in the “tower of the flock”, Migdal Eder, surrounded by holy shepherds, set apart to certify the birth of the ultimate Passover Lamb.” Thomas [Read More...]

Understanding Sex Addiction

T.C. Ryan

What do you do when a pornography addiction has taken over your life?  What do you do when your sexual urges are overwhelming your thoughts, your relationships, your power to resist?  Then, what do you do when you’re also a person in a position of moral or spiritual authority — a parent, a teacher, or (God forbid) [Read More...]


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