Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Ahasuerus and Vashti. [Read more...]

Mark Galli of Christianity Today: ‘Another Fake …’

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A fetus has great value, but a fetus is not the same as “a child” and a fetus is not the same as “a living person.” Christianity Today once published such views, but anyone who has the audacity to agree with them today, CT’s Mark Galli says, is promoting “fake history.” [Read more...]

Happy Halloween

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Pat Robertson and Archbishop Al Mohler warn against this dark day … Tom Doyle on “The Theology of Fear” … A skeptic goes ghost hunting … and plenty more treats for your candy basket. [Read more...]

‘If conservatives really believe in the evil of abortion, they are morally obligated to embrace a policy that stands to limit it so impressively’

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Miller presents the compelling argument for contraception as the most effective approach to radically reducing the abortion rate. If that is the goal — as opponents of legal abortion claim — then the Affordable Care Act is a more effective means of achieving that goal than overturning Roe v. Wade would ever be. [Read more...]

Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

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“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: The Levite’s Concubine. [Read more...]

Smart people saying smart things about the Bible

Brian McLaren points out that Jesus was answering Thomas’ question, not ours; Kelly Nikondeha says Jesus expected us to notice why he was quoting Deuteronomy; and both Ari Kohen and Roland Martin look at the distortions that come from white evangelicals’ cherry-picking pretense of literalism. [Read more...]

Hey, remember when evangelicals were pro-choice because of the Bible? What a difference 30 years makes

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Jonathan Dudley: “Evangelicals would benefit from pausing to look back at their own history. In doing so, they might consider the possibility that they aren’t submitting to the dictates of a timeless biblical truth, but instead, to the goals of a well-organized political initiative only a little more than 30 years old.” [Read more...]

Here’s why ‘Year of Biblical Womanhood’ release scares the pants off of patriarchal Christians

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Patriarchal Christians and the so-called “complementarian” male-supremacists of the Neo-Reformed movement are terrified of Rachel Held Evans. Evans’ new book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” releases today and, based on the reaction so far, those patriarchal Christians are right to be afraid. It seems the princes of patriarchy may no longer enjoy the enthusiastic support of their subjects. [Read more...]


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