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Christian Values

Pope Slams Hypocrite Christians, Suggests Atheists Are Better

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.24.2017 | Religion

Pope Francis is lashing out at Catholics who live what he called a “double life” by not practicing Christian values. He even suggested that athei...

Dear White, Christian Trump Supporters: A Follow-Up

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 02.24.2017 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

My last post, addressed to white, Christian Trump supporters and calling for dialogue about common ground, brought an overwhelming response, including...

Christian Leaders Denounce Trump's Hypocrisy Ahead Of National Prayer Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

More than 800 Christian leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to honor the tenets of his professed faith ahead of Thursday’s National Prayer...

The Moral Landslide Of The Religious Right

Tim Rymel | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

What began as an attempt to infuse American politics with fundamentalist Christianity in the 1960s with, perhaps, good intentions, has turned into a power struggle between the Religious Right elite, and the progress of American culture.

Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly. And Vote.

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 10.18.2016 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This election has exposed an underbelly that has lingered undetected for too long. Any national light we may have has been obscured by the baskets that we ourselves have put over it; baskets like hatred, inequality, violence, intimidation, and more. In our worst moments this fall, we have become a shining example to the world of what not to be.

Faith And Politics: A Way Forward

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 10.13.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

In the midst of a heated campaign season, it is important to understand there is a difference between religious and political realities.

Letter to a Trump Supporter #2: Path to Citizenship

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the second in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. In keeping with t...

What Would Jesus Do For Refugees?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.05.2017 | World
Halim Shebaya

Ideally, there need not be an appeal to religious values when it comes to the respect of fellow human beings. But when politicians invoke Christian values, it is important to remind them what Jesus actually said when it came to the needy and marginalized people in society.

O-Kern-Homa, the 2016 Edition

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This woman needs to talk to someone about why she is ignoring the duties she was elected to do in lieu of drafting needless, dangerous, discriminatory bills.

Have Mercy on Me: The Bishops' Synod on the Family 2015

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.13.2016 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

Subtle, yes, like a trim tab, but Pope Francis last week steered the massive heft of the Holy Roman Church, the oldest continuous institution in our midst, toward the Gospel message of mercy for all. I believe it just may be that, at least so far as he can direct it, the church is once again working for the Lord. Amen.

Restlessness or Respectability? A Spiritual Freedom to Be Dangerous After Ferguson

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

African American historians, womanists in particular, have long warned that "respectability" is an elite ideology that encourages the marginalized to conform to sociocultural standards and mannerisms defined only by those in power.

Inside The $1-Billion-A-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven't Heard Of

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

Have you heard of the $1,750-per-person “Gathering,” which starts Thursday in Orlando, Florida? Probably not. But if you’re female, gay, non-...

'A Letter to My Congregation': An Evangelical Pastor Addresses the LGBTQ Question

Greg Carey | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Somehow folks have turned human sexuality into the litmus test for faithful Christianity. Speaking as a pastor, Ken Wilson reminds us that our church conversations involve not abstract principles, but people.

Christian Advent Begins as a Daily Practice of Hope

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Advent is a four-week season leading into the Christian celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ, in whom Christians believe God to have taken huma...

Violating 'Christian Values?' What Did Jesus Say?

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

I have recently been informed that I am being asked to leave my university teaching post of 15 years for "violating Christian values" as a Christian theology professor and ordained minister who identifies as transgender.

Stop Telling Me What Is Anti-Christian

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

While I affirm the right of any Christian to boycott a product, show or the like, and even to explain why in the public square, I'm weary of the heavy-handed tendency of Christians to slap the "anti-Christian" label on anything they find objectionable.

The Bodhisattva's View Of Tax Policy

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Tenzin Norbu

The nation requires more tax revenue to address the nation's fiscal problems and, by doing this, we can advance toward the goal of guaranteeing that everyone has the property necessary to lead a meaningful human life.

I Wish Christian Preachers Would Just Shut Up

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

That sounds harsh and I do not mean for it to be unkind. But frankly, I'm growing exceedingly weary of the nonsense that uninformed and misinformed Christian ministers wail about almost continuously.

Pro-Life Congressman Asks Mistress To Abort Their Child

Eric Sapp | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

In the New Testament, there is only one sin that gets the divine death penalty: hypocrisy. There is a reason. It's the devil's best tool against the Christian witness. And it's what so disappoints me about the Republican approach to faith and politics.

WATCH: Awkward.. Rev. Pat Robertson Addressees The Morality Of Oral Sex

Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion

Perhaps only a few topics could make a co-host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club" become "verklempt." But while Kristi Watts was overw...

The Bible Is Not A Public Policy Manual

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

If Jesus intended his followers to establish themselves as the moral guardians of society, He had a funny way of showing it.

Putting A Halt To The Religious Right's Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

America's values are clear. Why then does the religious right continue to dominate the national conversation? It is time for us to put this nonsense to rest.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Mixes Faith And Foreign Policy In Address To Evangelical University | Jon Ward | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry filled in details of his personal and spiritual biography Wednesday in a speech at the nati...

Sexual Anarchy and Other Worries

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

We can stand for love and responsible relationships, in all its shapes and sizes, as a positive moral force, or risk losing the gains of the past half-century to fear and control.

Welcome Those Returning To Integrity

Brad Reid | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Brad Reid

Individuals who return to integrity may find themselves forever stigmatized, set apart, and not welcomed back into relationship and community. Sometimes the harshest critics are themselves lacking integrity.