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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...

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.

I am NOT Your Evangelical

Khristi Adams | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Khristi Adams

As an independent, I'm not writing this as a means of saying that my values align completely with one party or another. But the Bible says you will know them by their fruit, and I see their fruit and now I know that you neither stand for me or Jesus.

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.

Why I'm Not Surprised Some Evangelicals Still Support Donald Trump

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 10.12.2016 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

No sooner had the vile words flooded the airways than did some prominent evangelical leaders step forward to reiterate their support for Donald Trump....

The Battle For The Heart Of American Evangelicalism

Brandan Robertson | Posted 10.01.2016 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

This election has revealed the existence of deep fissures throughout the fabric of our nation in a way that has shocked us all. While we have know for...

Trump Is Running To Be A God, Not A President

Roger Friedland | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion
Roger Friedland

Trump is treated as an embodiment of a pure power. He does not advertise trying to convince his voters. He offers himself to be chosen, as an act of faith in his personhood. He offers them a chance, at last, to be themselves, to stand behind a champion who will reflect and defend them, who will make the best deal on their behalf. He offers them salvation.

Why We Need Evangelicals

Bishop Ken Carter | Posted 08.03.2016 | Religion
Bishop Ken Carter

The word "evangelical" is one of the most abused words in our culture and even in the church.

Prominent Evangelical Author Of 'Left Behind' Series Dies At 90

Christianity Today | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion

Tim LaHaye, the best-selling author best known for the Left Behind series, “graduated to heaven” early this morning after suffering a stroke at ag...

What's a Nice Jewish Girl Doing With a Bishop, a Pastor and a Rabbi in Southfield, Michigan?

Cathy Lanyard | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion
Cathy Lanyard

It's not every Sunday morning that a nice Jewish girl (well, more a woman of a "certain age" than a girl) finds herself in the center seat of the center row of a 5,000-seat sanctuary in an Evangelical church listening and foot tapping to a 200 member choir and a 100-person orchestra!

I'm a Christian Theologian Who Came Out to My Church

Brandan Robertson | Posted 03.17.2017 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Last year, after much study and prayer, I came out in an article in TIME Magazine as queer for the first time, because I was convinced that my Christian faith and interpretation of the Bible led me to fully embrace sexual and gender minorities as equal, beautiful children of God.

Would a Little Less Certainty Have Saved Wheaton Professor's Job?

John Backman | Posted 02.09.2017 | Religion
John Backman

No one has ever seen God. Obvious? Of course. But stay with it a second. Turn it over in your mind. Ponder its implications. If Wheaton College admi...

3 Reminders for Christians During the Election Season

Brandan Robertson | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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 01.12.2017 | 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 12.28.2016 | 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 12.25.2016 | 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 12.07.2016 | 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 11.13.2016 | 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 11.13.2016 | 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 11.06.2016 | 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 11.05.2016 | 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 10.08.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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.