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Open Letter to Evangelicals Who Voted For Donald Trump

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.14.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Stop Hypocrisy; image by Bernard Starr According to Christianity Today, more than 80 percent of white evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump. ...

How A Child Of Pop Culture Brings Mashups To Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.15.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It takes a true intuitive sense and careful execution to produce a mashup or remix, and rarely does an artist create a classic in the process. But Owen Dippie may have done it twice this month in Brooklyn.

Scott Walker's Long Crusade

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Washington Spectator

While it is not uncommon for Republicans to have a cult-like infatuation with Reagan, Walker has been obsessed with him since starting the Jesus USA Club in elementary school, when his Baptist preacher father started saying his son had "the gift" for being a politician.

Vote No on Armageddon

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

There's a disturbing connection between a belief in Armageddon and support for the state of Israel.

The Worst Nightmares of Born-Again Christians

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The dreams of Born-Again Christians do provide accurate reflections of their religious beliefs and concerns. This adds new empirical support to the classic anthropological idea mentioned at the outset that dreaming can be studied as a valuable source of insight into cultural and social dynamics.

Born Again, or Blind?

Cindy Brandt | Posted 03.08.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

I want to explore the beauty in the dark recesses of our world. I want to talk with with those outside of the spotlight, the unheard voices muttering in the dark. I want to settle in the shadows. I no longer wish to bring light to those in the darkness.

How to Witness to Someone Who Is Kirk Cameron

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

A highlight reel of an episode of the Christian program, Way of the Master, has surfaced recently. Intrigued, I sought out the full half-hour episode titled How To Witness To Someone Who Is Gay. I want to share my findings with you.

Party Pooper: George W. Bush and the GOP

Steven Conn | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Those who hope that the new library will serve as a "rebranding" of the Bush presidency, or who just want to engage in some Texas-style nostalgia for the good ol' W days -- and there were plenty of them in Dallas to cut the ribbon -- would do well to remember another mess their boy left.

Trauma And Trust: The Path Toward Sanctification

Bethany St. James | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Bethany St. James

When we make the decision as adults to be baptized in water, it is then we fully commit to let go of our old life. It is then we allow ourselves to begin healing. We are proclaiming that we trust in God to wash away those things that bind us to our past.

A Witness To Testimony

Bethany St. James | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Bethany St. James

We need to stop pretending the past didn't happen and start sharing our stories, openly and honestly with each other. Honesty breeds trust and trust leads the brokenhearted to Christ.

Mary J. Blige Sounds Off On Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Although she identifies herself as a born-again Christian, Mary J. Blige fully supports same-sex marriage. The Grammy award-winning hip-hop supers...

Voting Against the Tribe: The Year of the Sophisticated White, Conservative, Churchgoing Voter

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Mark Joseph

White conservative churchgoers, the story goes, have become unsophisticated robots who pull the lever for whatever Republican happens to be running at the time.

The Trouble With Christian Labels

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

As I read the recent profile of Michele Bachmann in The New Yorker, it was painfully clear that the what-is-an-evangelical question remains largely unanswered for many who live outside the born-again bubble.

Only A Court Can Stop This Pilot Voucher

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.23.2011 | Denver

Douglas County School District officials say their controversial pilot scholarship is going to move forward until a court orders it to stop. The day ...

Patricia Heaton & I Discuss Born Agains & Bill Maher-Atheists

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

I'm not like one of those Bill Maher atheists-- I'm not gonna tell you what to believe or not to believe. I'll just be in the corner napping and reaping the rewards of your generous volunteer work.

Survivor Redemption Island: Matt Went From Champion to Totally Lose My Respect

Michael Russnow | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Last night's episode caused me to jump up aghast when I saw Matt Elrod, having regained entry to the game after masterfully winning six challenges in a row, throw it all away with an incredible blunder.

The Church's Role In Understanding Depression And Faith

Barbara Crafton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Barbara Crafton

Witnessing is telling the story of how God came into your life. It must end with your accepting Christ, and then things are supposed to be all right with you. You're not supposed to be hopeless and want to die.

RIP Robert Novak

Ron Mwangaguhunga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ron Mwangaguhunga

Novak, aware of that natural weakness in his personality, never tired of seeking a more harmonious sense of being. That, I think, is what made Novak ultimately a good man.

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.