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...]

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...]

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...]


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