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3 Reminders for Christians During the Election Season

Brandan Robertson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

As we enter into this election season, may we walk in the light of Jesus, embodying his humility, love, and subversive Gospel, and may the Spirit work powerfully through us to bring true redemption and reconciliation to our world.

Stories of Solidarity at the Gay/Christian Intersection

E.C. Iwata | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

"I didn't even know this was a thing that I could do--gay and Christian. From my own mother, I was told to hide it... Yesterday, one of the moms come ...

David Brooks Calls Out Ted Cruz's 'Brutalism'

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

In 1997, Michael Wayne Haley was arrested after stealing a calculator from Walmart....

Who and What Count as Christian?

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Tthe question has been forced into the public arena by Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins's personal decision to wear a hijab in "human solidarity" with vulnerable Muslims in America as part of her observation of Advent, and by the college's hamhanded and tone-deaf meanness in fanning the flames of the ensuing controversy.

Black Words Matter More

Phil Fragasso | Posted 12.25.2015 | Media
Phil Fragasso

Black words are purposely chosen for maximum impact. They cut deep, linger in the air, and endure in one's consciousness.

Run to God, Not to the Bible

Brandan Robertson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

For Evangelicals, if you want to know what God has to say on any given topic or in any situation, you turn to the Bible. The Bible is the centerpiece ...

Why Gun Control Is A Pro-Life, Human Rights Issue

Brandan Robertson | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

We must resist the temptation to get caught up in the politicized games surrounding these issues and instead, keep our focus on the real lives of real people that have been cut short because of the lack of mental health care and ease of access to firearms.

Healthy Living for the Closet LGBTQ of Faith: Sunshine and Dandelions

E.C. Iwata | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
E.C. Iwata

Turns out, we were designed to live in the light. In fact, a healthy dose of daylight empowers growth and strength in humans, not just dandelions.

A New Kind of Evangelical

Brandan Robertson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

It doesn't mean that I am a Republican. It doesn't mean that I am pro-life, anti-LGBTQ rights, or pro-guns. It also doesn't mean that I am a Democrat. It doesn't necessarily mean that I am pro-immigration reform or pro-socialized medicine. Evangelical has absolutely nothing to do with political affiliation or social agendas.

A Majority of Christians Are Now Pro-LGBTQ

Brandan Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandan Robertson

A growing number of Christians are realizing that queer love is real love, and that to deny the power of love is to deny something fundamental to our faith. When reality and theology clash, reality will always win out.

A Letter to the Christians in Houston Who Opposed HERO

Brandan Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandan Robertson

I know that you believe that this ordinance was more about your religious freedoms than it was about human rights or equality. But I also want you to know that much of what you have been told is patently false.

Interfaith Work Needed in Spokane & Congress

Skyler Oberst | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion
Skyler Oberst

We cannot limit compassion to only our own faith groups and people who share our worldviews. We must accept that what makes us American is not the color of our skin or creed we hold, but our commitment to each other.

Still Fighting Against Marriage Equality? "Dude, Get Over It."

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

When Paul Lalonde was in his early 20s, he would watch conservative televangelist Charles McVety on TV every Sunday evening. Needless to say, it rubbed him the wrong way.

Bethlehem Bible College Joins Ecumenical Gathering of Peace

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

The school has committed to both strengthening and reviving the Christian Church in the Holy Land. Historically, evangelicals in the region do not have the reputation of playing well with others. Thus, the ecumenical gathering on Saturday, September 19, was significant.

Gay Pentecostal Pastor Leads Largely LGBT Congregation In Brazil

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With his booming voice and high-voltage charisma capable of working crowds of hundreds into a lather, Marcos Gladstone has all ...

Pope Visit Highlights U.S. Church's Struggle To Hold Onto Latinos

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion

GAINESVILLE, Georgia (AP) - The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shado...

How Kim Davis's Imprisonment Is A Win for Religious Freedom

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

It is easy to spin Kim Davis's story as one of persecution. It's easy to get on FOX News and warn pastors that this is what's coming for them if they refuse to perform same-sex marriage. But to do so would be dishonest. Because the reality is that Kim Davis is not being persecuted for her faith, she is reaping the consequences of refusing to do her job as an agent of the state.

Top 10 Reasons Trump Is the Perfect American Evangelical

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Strongly believes a woman (Megyn Kelly) should not be permitted to teach a man (Trump) and must be quiet (shut up).

A New Evangelical Band Bangs the Drum on Climate Change

Charles Redfern | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Climate Caretakers -- whose founding members include Houghton College, the Lausanne Creation Care Network, Micah Challenge U.S.A., and Sojourners -- characterizes itself as a "campaign aimed at mobilizing Christians to prayer and action on climate change," according to Brian Webb.

Evangelicals, Muslims Denounce Franklin Graham's Anti-Islamic Views

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

Azhar Azeez, president of the Islamic Society of North America, speaks at a joint evangelical Christian and Muslim event on Thursday (July 23, 2015) ...

The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

Adam Phillips | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Adam Phillips

Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This is laughable if it weren't so powerfully sad. Here's the thing, Franklin: You need to read your Bible better.

This Is What An Evangelical Festival Looks Like

The New York Times | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

The sky-blue walls of the former Vaudeville theater thundered with faith on Sunday morning in Corona, Queens. Some 600 worshipers rose to join the Lat...

Here's A PG-Rated Facebook Alternative For Evangelical Christians

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology

Welcome to Facegloria, the squeaky-clean social network for Brazil's growing evangelical Christian community.

God Is on the Move: Evangelical Response to SCOTUS Ruling for Equality

Brandan Robertson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Just a few hours ago, I was standing on the steps of the Supreme Court as the ruling on marriage equality was announced. The weight of the moment was almost too much to bear.

How Do We "Move on" After the Supreme Court Ruling?

John Backman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
John Backman

Not everyone can leave the door ajar. No victim of abuse, for example, should ever be criticized for closing the door on her abuser. Everyone needs a sphere of safety.