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Christopher LaTondresse
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Chris LaTondresse (twitter: @latondresse) is the founder of Recovering Evangelical, an online movement of next-generation Christians. He also serves as an Advisor at USAID's Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives.

Raised in the former Soviet Union as the son of American missionary parents, LaTondresse spent his young-adult years serving at summer bible camps, suburban mega-churches and working in politics for a Democratic Member of Congress and for the Republican Governor of Minnesota. These experiences provided him with a global outlook matched with a commitment to the idea that God is not a Republican or a Democrat.

Before launching Recovering Evangelical, LaTondresse served as the Special Assistant to Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners Magazine, followed by a tenure as the U.S. Director of Questscope, a Middle East NGO pioneering education reform and youth empowerment strategies across the Arab world.

Blog Entries by Christopher LaTondresse

Religious Leaders 'Noisy About Malaria' in Mozambique

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 3:56 PM

Each year, World Malaria Day (April 25) commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat malaria. This year's theme is "Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria." This post was originally featured on USAID's Impact Blog"

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The Sojourners and Jim Wallis Backlash Misses the Point

(92) Comments | Posted May 11, 2011 | 11:21 AM

As a committed Christian and a queer atheist who both work to advance interfaith and intercultural understanding, we've watched with heavy hearts as Sojourners and its evangelical founder Jim Wallis have been taken to task in the blogosphere this week for declining to run an advertisement sponsored by...

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Was Osama Bin Laden Evil?

(101) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 2:29 PM

The death of Osama Bin Laden offers an important opportunity to reflect on human nature, and more specifically, the problem of evil.

According to the Genesis creation narrative -- rooted at the heart of Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths -- God created Adam and Eve and placed them in...

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Farewell Rob Bell (or, John Piper's Inferno)

(48) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 5:05 PM

"Farewell Rob Bell."

With this three word Tweet, John Piper -- senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist church in Minneapolis, Minn., and elder statesman of the neo-reform stream of American Christianity -- triggered an online firestorm over the weekend. Within 24 hours "Rob Bell" became a trending topic...

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Should Christians Care About Unions?

(25) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 10:40 AM

More than 30,000 demonstrators have descended on the Wisconsin Statehouse to protest Governor Scott Walker's decision to severely restrict the collective bargaining rights of most public employee unions. The proposed bill would make it illegal for unions to use healthcare benefits and their pension funds as bargaining chips; only leaving...

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