Christians and Spank Culture: How and Why to Stop It

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Between the “cool pope” speaking out in favor of physical discipline and Fifty Shades of Grey, spanking is back in the news. Though I come from an evangelical background, I admire the pope, and so found his latest comments frustrating. I don’t spank my children. (Full disclosure: my children are still quite young—but so far, [Read More...]

Progressive Christianity won’t give you measles

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Last week evangelical blogger Samuel James wrote a post in which he compared the anti-vaccine movement’s rejection of medical authority and expertise with progressive Christianity’s rejection of church authority and theological expertise. I’m sympathetic with James’ warnings against anti-intellectualism and rejection of authority, but I’m disturbed that he only identifies those tendencies in groups he [Read More...]

Strachan & Fischer’s Big Gay Slip’N Slide

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One of the canards of the anti-LGBT industry is the tired argument that accepting LGBT equality will lead us down the slippery slope of moral corruption. Capitulate when it comes to gay marriage and just around the corner we’ll be facing, in words from the film Ghostbusters, “a disaster of biblical proportions … real wrath [Read More...]

Can Christians and Muslims be friends?

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Can Christians and Muslims be friends? For Mennonite missionary David Shenk, the answer is not only a resounding yes, but a resounding imperative that we must diligently pursue and cultivate such friendships. [Read more...]

Must “American Sniper” Chris Kyle be seen as immoral?

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Criticizing a soldier for seeming emotionally detached from his work from the vantage point of the typical safe American life isn’t fair. [Read more...]

Eliminating evangelical double-speak about salvation

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What if salvation was experienced as a process of growth in love, rather than as a reward for believing a particular doctrine about Jesus? [Read more...]

Did Jesus speak more about Hell than about Heaven?

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To re-prioritize Jesus’ entire message around eternal conscious torment in hell is either alarmingly ignorant or intentionally manipulative. [Read more...]

The Misuse of Scripture (Southern Baptists seem to lead the way)

Our biases (and we all have them) influence how we appropriate Scripture for good or ill.
So why not apply Scripture with a bias toward love? [Read more...]


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