The murder of James Foley, ISIS, and Religions of Peace

The death of Foley is deplorable. The actions of ISIS are despicable. But atrocities committed by ISIS are no more representative of Muslim belief than the actions of extremist Christians are representative of mainstream Christianity. [Read more...]

The real tragedy of Ferguson isn’t on TV

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The ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri is a sobering reminder of the state of racial relations in the United States, and of the out-of-control militarization of our police force. But I fear that the real tragedy of Ferguson is that it’s destined to become nothing more than a momentary blip on the radar of history, one that, despite the historically agonizing cries of “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” will result in no meaningful change. [Read more...]

A poet, like a priest, works with facts and mysteries: the poetry of Spencer Reece

Reece’s collection is a quiet masterpiece, a spiritual and poetic achievement that speaks to the heart, mind, and soul. [Read more...]

Baptist pastor calls for sexually ethical understanding of divorce

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Contrary to what many opponents of same-sex marriage would want us to believe, Jesus did not argue against divorce because he was inflexibly committed to some divine law or ideal plan that was encapsulated in Genesis 2:24. [Read more...]

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...]

Do these jokes make me look fat?

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She suffers from a warped body image—and invites you to laugh at that. [Read more...]

Left Behind (for being gay)

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A woman’s childhood fears return, big time. [Read more...]

Baptist pastor on why the Bible supports LGBT equality

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I believe that Christians who condemn LGBTQ persons are not only misinterpreting Scripture and standing on the wrong side of history (like the pro-slavery Christians once were), they are also betraying the very one they call their Lord. [Read more...]


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