For Christians, First Principles in the Gun Debate

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Editor’s Note: Below is the third post from contributing writer, John Mark Reynolds, founder of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola, now a trailblazing provost at Houston Baptist University, and a frequent social commentator in places like The Washington Post: If government were good, only God would have guns. Yet humans abuse God’s gift of [Read More...]

What if God Really Likes Us?

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Some powerful words from Peter Enns: A lot of people have heard of “the parable of the prodigal (i.e., wasteful) son.” Some translations call it “the parable of the lost son,” which is better but not quite there. I prefer “the parable of the jerk loser son.” When the son was still a far way [Read More...]

Sex, God and Politics

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Is sex more satisfying for conservative women?  Or are liberal women just making an idol out of sex? The always-stimulating (no pun intended) Mark Regnerus, a Patheos blogger and one of the most significant sociologists of religion practicing the craft today (and Mark is a gadfly in the most salutary sense, but far more controversial than [Read More...]

The Life of Faith in Haiti: An Interview with Kent Annan

As we’ve reached the two-year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake, yesterday we published a reflection on the persistence of faith in suffering from Margarita Mooney at the Black, White and Gray blog, and today I wanted to speak with Kent Annan, who is actually engaged in the day-to-day work of rebuilding Haiti through his ministry, [Read More...]


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