Today I am an unabashed follower of the Way of Jesus, but I didn't get to spiritual peace without the help of other religions -- 30 of them, to be precise.
We Christians should turn our attention to the log in our own eyes and examine how we could do better--how we can raise our children with more kindness and generosity.
Good God Almighty (pun intended) people, what the hell has gotten into you? You're offended with the Starbucks holiday cup because it doesn't say Christmas to you, so you have declared that Starbucks is "waging war" on Christians? I can hardly stand the idiocy of it all.
The problem is that there aren't enough people who take carbon emissions and its impact on the future of our planet seriously. I have long found this tragic, but now it's tragic and increasingly inexcusable. The data is clear. The images are current and vivid. The situation is dire.
The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.
Religion, race, ethnicity, or even tribe, (as in South Sudan), are frequently employed as the weapon to target potential victims and as means for authoritarian political leaders to rationalize their hold on power by promoting fear of the other and hate.
I've been here, there, and everywhere, trying to discern how to follow my heart and my voice. It's funny how I ended up right back where I started. Here's how I'm figuring it out...
Christmas asserts that a light has been born into the world to free God's people (all people) from the yoke of oppression and violence. You want to fight for Christmas? Cease to do evil, learn to do justice. Defend the orphan, welcome the stranger, plead the case of the widow.
We've got ISIS planting on bombs on planes, children being sold into sexual slavery, millions of Syrian refugees wondering where their next meal will come from and you're screaming about a cup? It's absurd.
Here's the thing about movements like #MerryChristmasStarbucks: it gets everyone in an uproar and talking and tweeting and patting themselves on the back for starting a movement which helps ... exactly no one.
In my early years of parenting, I met a man who told his terrible story of grief to every single person he met in however casual a circumstance as a k...
I've found in life there are many, many things we become better people by having patience about. Crazy Christians who want to make a coffee cup a symbol of their "oppression" are not one of those things.
By turning Christmas into a battle over ideology and marketing, we -- not Starbucks or Target or anybody else -- strip this holiest of days of the very significance we're claiming to defend.
The liberation of animals may well be the great liberation movement of this century. Whatever happens to the animals will eventually happen to the human animal.
An assessment of contemporary Christian reading patterns of the Hebrew Bible can be roughly divided into two primary schools of thoughts; the first sc...
Christian persecution has become a new religion for many. These people take it on faith that a war on Christianity is being waged in America. The reality is, the only war being waged right now is one to define the religious freedoms afforded to Americans by the Constitution.