A Young Woman is Leaving Westboro Baptist Church Behind

EXCERPT from Jeff Chu- For nearly all of her twenty-seven years, Megan believed it: believed what her grandfather Fred Phelps preached from the pulpit; believed what her dad Brent and her mom Shirley taught during the family’s daily Bible studies; believed (mostly) what it said on those signs that have made Westboro disproportionately influential in [Read More...]

Pat Robertson Causes GOOD Controversy: The Earth Isn’t 6000 Years Old… Don’t Fight Science

I’m going to do a first on this blog, report controversy caused by Pat Robertson that I actually agree with. According the the Huffington Post: Robertson’s comments were made in response to a viewer who had written in to the show. The woman said that her “biggest fear is to not have my children and [Read More...]

Do you have to believe in Christ’s literal physical resurrection to be a Christian?

Resurrection is the central theme in Christianity. The New Testament goes out of its way to make this clear. Just as Christ rose from the dead in a physical body to inaugurate the new creation, so Christians will rise from the dead to restored bodies in the renewed world. I embrace this as truth as the center of the Christian hope. [Read more...]

Embracing the Humanity of the Bible: Listening for the Divine through Human Words

Many Christians hold to a doctrine of scripture that sees only the divine side of the documents, while significantly downplaying the human dimension. It’s almost as if they believe the writings came from outer space somewhere, magically appearing on earth as a complete book, directly from God. Others believe they were divinely dictated, leaving the [Read More...]