To Christians who support RFRA laws: Grow Up!

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Are you as weary as I am in hearing all these well-to-do, materially prosperous and secure American Christians whining about being religiously persecuted because they cannot act on their exclusive theology in the marketplace and deny services to our LGBT sisters and brothers? [Read more...]

Last year’s nest

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Yesterday’s ideas can, and should, grow into better tomorrows. [Read more...]

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

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Kevin Kruse’s new book, “One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America,” engagingly traces the rise of the Christian Right as a political force in America. [Read more...]

This Is How Bigotry Dies (To Thunderous Tantrums)

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Conservatives everywhere seem to think active-state liberalism is analogous to an intergalactic weakening of the representational monarchies of the Old Republic. [Read more...]

Jesus, Executed Terrorist

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Today is Good Friday, the day on which Christians mark the occasion of Jesus’ crucifixion. The precise day and time varies depending on which Gospel you read, but according to the historical methodologies accepted by scholars of the ancient world, there is perhaps no event that more certainly occurred in antiquity. [Read more...]

Longing for Grace

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If you’d asked what I was doing inside a megachurch that sunny Sunday morning, I wouldn’t have had a clue. I’d left my children with their dad, intending to go home and work, maybe take a walk. But after few minutes alone in the car a familiar ache returned, the one that took over whenever busyness yielded to the backdrop of my impending divorce. [Read more...]

The Political Punch Behind Christianity’s Favorite Prayer

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I love the Lord’s Prayer. The translation of it now universally recited in the English-speaking world holds a poetic, lilting quality that makes its recitation a cathartic ritual even if one holds sincere doubts about its specific words. But what exactly are those words? Many Christians, if not most, have experienced the embarrassment of rehearsing [Read More...]

How (and why) Adam and Eve evolved

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What really happened at the dawn of human existence? Were Adam and Eve real people? Was there really a Garden of Eden? Did sin really enter the world through a piece of fruit? Do Christians really have to believe all this stuff, even when science seems to point in a different direction? [Read more...]


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