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Christian, Conservative And Parenting A Transgender Child In Texas

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 03.02.2017 | Parents

Kimberly Shappley calls herself an “accidental activist.” The Pearland, Texas mom says she was “born a Republican.” Most of her life, she neve...

Dear Evangelicals, I Don't Think You Realize How You Sound To Everybody Else

Derek Penwell | Posted 02.27.2017 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Dear Evangelicals,I’m going to begin with the assumption that your hearts are in the right place. I know that many of my progressive friends would c...

Jesus And Trump Are Utterly Irreconcilable

Zack Hunt | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Zack Hunt

He said his personal motto is "eye for an eye." He unrepentantly declared he doesn't ask for forgiveness. He said he wants to bomb half of the Midd...

Archaeology and the Bible: Three Discoveries

Roger Isaacs | Posted 02.15.2017 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

Most often, we hear about how the archaeological record is in conflict with what's written in the Bible. Sometimes, however, an object or inscription ...

Can We Measure the Earth's Age According to the Bible?

Quora | Posted 02.14.2017 | Science
Quora

Do you believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old according to science, or 6000 years old according to the Bible? originally appeared on Quora: t...

Dear White, Christian Trump Supporters: We Need To Talk

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Susan M. Shaw

Plenty of pundits keep telling us progressives that we didn’t listen to them in the heartland ― to you of the white working class, to you of conse...

Who Would Jesus Deport?

Tim Suttle | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Should Christians rise in opposition to the prospect of the United States Government rounding up and deporting millions of our neighbors because they ...

More Than 500 Evangelical Leaders Sign Letter Decrying Trump's Refugee Ban

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

More than 500 evangelical leaders and pastors from every state in the country have signed a letter denouncing President Donald Trump’s executive ord...

Jewish Ethics of Warfare

Ron Kronish | Posted 02.07.2017 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Is the God of the Bible a God of War? Or a God of Peace? Or both? And, are there ethics of warfare that should be followed by a Jewish army, according...

Jesus' Answer To President Trump's Immigration Ban

Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier | Posted 02.02.2017 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier

A great many people, religious and otherwise, affirm the fundamental goodness of helping people in need. But how far does this obligation to show comp...

Thou Shalt Bake Cakes For The Gays

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

I have combed through the Bible many times, as a Christian youth and later as a gay man looking to reconcile his sexuality with his faith. I have scan...

"Love The Alien As Yourself": Trump's Refugee Ban And The Bible

Brennan Breed | Posted 01.30.2017 | Religion
Brennan Breed

Donald Trump's ban on global refugees and Muslim inhabitants of seven nations is not just excruciatingly bad policy. It is an affront to one of the core ideals of both Judaism and Christianity, as well as anybody else who thinks of the Bible as a source of important moral guidance.

These Prominent Evangelicals Are Pretty Sure Trump's Refugee Ban Is Perfectly Moral

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.30.2017 | Religion

Some of President Donald Trump’s top evangelical advisors have reached a troubling, and somewhat baffling, theological consensus about a restriction...

The President's Voter Fraud Claims Could Alienate His Base

Jim Moore | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Jim Moore

President Trump has once again alleged widespread voter fraud during the 2016 election, claiming between three and five million illegal votes were cas...

A Hard, But Simply Truth For Non-Affirming Christians

Zack Hunt | Posted 01.19.2017 | Religion
Zack Hunt

This isn't a call for religious freedom. We already have that in the United States and have ever since the Constitution was ratified in 1788.

"Red Letter Christianity" And The Bible

Shayne Looper | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne recently published an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled, "The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead." They w...

These Are The Best Name Ideas For 2017 Babies

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.06.2017 | Parents

If new parents in 2017 were limited to only 100 possible baby name options, what should they be? Nameberry is attempting to answer this question. We...

Good Death and Bad Death, Tranquility and Trouble

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

Our forefather Jacob - for whose new name, Israel, our entire people is called - dies in next week's Torah-reading. Is that a bad thing? A couple...

Who Founded Christianity? Some Say Jesus; Some Say Paul. What If Neither Did? The Answer Will Surprise You

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.23.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Jesus Preaching in the Temple at Capernaum by Maurycy Gottlieb; Wikimedia Commons Nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus or Paul say he is rejectin...

If You Cannot Go To Rome For The Holidays, Try To Make It To Dallas!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.22.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

A U.S. première. The Vatican City museums in Rome have long been secret troves of unbelievable art and treasures. Some have never been seen by outsi...

Filthy Little Atheist

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

President Teddy Roosevelt called Thomas Paine a 'Filthy Little Atheist,' a phrase with as many errors in it as words, since Paine was fastidiously cle...

A Christmas Story: How Humility Can Help De-stress New Parents, Build Tolerance

David Briggs | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Humility is at the heart of the Christian story of Christmas -- the divine becoming human in a simple stable. And in many sermons this weekend, belie...

Thinking About Angels And Lost Loved Ones At Christmas

Joan Gage | Posted 12.20.2016 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Every one of us, if we stop and think, can come up with an acquaintance who might be about to spend the holiday alone ... someone who has lost a spouse through death or divorce, or maybe a single parent whose children have grown up and moved away, or even a pet owner who is grieving.

What Do I Do Now? Reflecting On The Term “Evangelical”

Greg Cootsona | Posted 12.20.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

On the day the electors meet to decide on Donald Trump and the presidency of the United States, there are a host of questions. Perhaps, those assemble...

This Book Designer Just Redesigned The Bible As A Novel

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion

After two years of production delays and an assortment of other challenges he never expected to face, a California-based book designer’s quest to pr...