Syria, War and America’s Christians

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By Mark Tooley   The prospect of U.S. military action against Syria’s dictatorship has unusually united in opposition nearly all U.S. church and major Christian voices who have publicly spoken to the issue. Such uniformity is very unusual, and this episode may be a first. Of course, liberal led Mainline Protestant denominations, along with liberal [Read More...]

Loud on Poverty, Quiet on Abortion: The Danger of Selective Theonomy

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My friend Rob Schwarzwalder from the Family Research Council offers the following guest post this morning: * Religion, Morality, and Policy: The Danger of Selective Theonomy  By Rob Schwarzwalder “Theonomy” is not a word that trips easily off the tongue. It refers to a strain of Christian thinking that demands application of Old Testament civil [Read More...]

Beyond Activism Innocence

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It was my pleasure this week to interview Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, whose book, The World is Not Ours to Save, is really rocking some boats.  Some of my most conservative friends, as well as some of my most progressive friends, have really enjoyed the book, so I was eager to talk with Tyler.  Patheos is also featuring [Read More...]

Social Justice, Guns, and God

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The variety of intelligent things being said, representing a variety of positions on the issues, is a part of what I love about the Evangelical Channel at Patheos: Joel J. Miller: When it comes to the question of social justice, there is more at play than the needs of the poor. Charity requires not only [Read More...]

Santa’s Elves, Revealed

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I enjoyed this description of a community of nuns from Margarita Mooney:  “What is life like inside of a convent? First, to be clear, these sisters are not monastic–they have a calling to work in the world, teaching catechism, running schools and hospitals. Their home was built as a monastery for cloistered nuns who never [Read More...]


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