“Religion poisons everything!” claimed new atheist Christopher Hitchens. Hardly any comment thread on this blog is without someone blaming Christians and Christianity for war, slavery, oppression, sexism, intolerance, or whatever else is evil. Bring up the value of Lutheran theology and you can count on accusations that Luther is responsible for Hitler and the Holocaust.
So how should Christians respond to such criticisms? Christianity Today has published an article on this subject by Natasha Moore, a researcher at Australia’s Centre for Public Christianity and the author of For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined.