About John Shore

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Welcome Dan Wilkinson, UC’s new editor

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Since its launching in June 2013 I’ve been editor of this blog, choosing, editing, and finding an image for each piece published here, interfacing with the folks at Patheos, etc. It’s work in which I’ve taken a great deal of pleasure. Running this blog, which has been viewed over 1,340,000 times,  has allowed me to recapture some of [Read More...]

Welcome to the Duggar’s world of Independent Fundamental Baptists

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The Duggars belong to the nearly 8-million strong Independent Fundamental Baptists denomination, the most toxic Christianity there is. [Read more...]

“Go. Be apostles of this peace.”

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Sometimes we feel like we are alone … like Horton Hears a Who: We are here! We are Here!! WE ARE HERE!!! [Read more...]

Denied a birth certificate and SSN# by her fundamentalist parents

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This young woman was denied a birth certificate and Social Security Number by her fundamentalist, home-schooling parents, and now can’t prove she exists. [Read more...]

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Ha! What a clever title for this post! Because, see, it’s about my temporarily shutting down comments on this blog. See? That right there is why I haul in the big blogging bucks. That’s right: last month I could afford two pizzas—one with extra cheese! So, you know. Anyway, right. So I’ve shut down comments to this blog, [Read More...]

Atheist and Christian argue about hell. Guess who wins?

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(While sitting at Starbucks yesterday I overheard the following conversation between two men I’ll call Christian and Tom. Christian was trying to evangelize to Tom.) Tom: But what you’re saying simply doesn’t make any sense. Christian: What doesn’t? Tom: That if I don’t believe in the reality of the same God that you just told [Read More...]

The cycle Christians must help break

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Everyone has been hurt. And hurt people hurt people. Our job is to do our best to break that cycle.
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Stupid Religion

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From pastor Steve Schmidt: “Any so-called religion that does not result in a growing relationship with the Living God is a fake. Any religion that does not transform you to treat other people around you in a better, more loving way is garbage.” [Read more...]


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