Dear Western World, Islam is NOT Behind ISIS (Interview with Dr. Scott Alexander)

Interview By: Chris StackarukThese past few weeks all eyes have been on the Middle East. ISIS and Hamas have owned the summer headlines as gruesome photos spill out from daily recurrences of violence.Unfortunately, so many cameras pointed at so-relatively-few religiopolitical extremists can tend to skew our understanding of Islam as a whole. On behalf of the tragedies done in its name, it becomes easy to dismiss Islam as a religion that desires worldwide domination through violence. Many … [Read more...]

Haven’t We Learned? (A Call To Action)

Nobody is perfect. People make mistakes. Sometimes innocent people are killed. This is the unfortunate reality of living in a world where injustice and violence exists. But what has been taking place across the United States over the past couple of weeks- the ongoing killing of young African American men by police officers- is utterly unjustifiable occurrence to be taking place in 2014 in America. Haven’t we been here before? Haven’t we seen similar actions in our nation’s short history? Haven’t … [Read more...]

Jesus Isn’t Going to Take My Zoloft

I have been taking Zoloft (anti-depressant) for four years. I began taking it during my freshman year in college because I had been suffering from severe panic attacks for about five years and they were beginning to severely interfere with my ability to function in school. Before I became a Christian at the age of twelve, I suffered from severe anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. When I came to Jesus, I was told that I would be healed and finally find joy and lasting peace.For the … [Read more...]

Does the Bible Belong In Congress?


Hemant Mehta posted a blog over at Friendly Atheist yesterday covering the story of the Assistant House Whip Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS), a Tea Party member elected in 2010, sending a Bible to every member of Congress this week. Along with a copy of the Bible, Palazzo sent the following note:“Dear Colleague,On a daily basis, we contemplate policy decisions that impact America’s future. Our staffs provide us with policy memos, statistics, and recommendations that help us make informed dec … [Read more...]

A New Project from Brandan Robertson on Patheos Spirituality!


Friends, I am coming to you today with some very exciting news. Many of you may know that one of my foremost passions in life is seeking to build bridges between very unlikely people, groups, and ideas, in order to promote a more integrated and united world for the glory of God and the good of all people. This passion has taken me to some very interesting places and has allowed me to interact with some amazing people over the past few years, causing spiritual revolution of sorts to occur within … [Read more...]

R.I.P. Evangelicalism


When I started this thing called "The Revangelical Movement", my hope was to cultivate conversations that would help to breathe new life in to Evangelical Christianity in order renew the movement and keep the ship afloat for another generation. There is so much I love about Evangelicalism- from our zeal to proclaim the Gospel, our phenomenal worship music, to our commitment to be rooted in the Bible. The movement has done so much to positively shape the global Church and to expand the Kingdom of … [Read more...]