"Just calling yourself a Christian feminist doesn't make you one, and if other people are calling (Palin and Bachmann) that, they don't know what it means," said feminist theologian Rita Nakashima Brock.
Over the past several years, most Christian denominations have officially embraced environmental values. Several GOP candidates agreed with these teachings -- until the Tea Party became the new religion in Washington, that is.
Calls for reforming the community's engagement of homosexuality are, I think, having an effect. In my observation, evangelicals increasingly are fed up with the way the Christian church has often spoken to and about gays and lesbians
The church cannot become the state, but the church has an obligation to bear witness to the state. To fulfill this role, evangelicals must rise above the typical left-right debate and learn to speak with a voice that is truly Christian.
To understand Sarah Palin's style of "leadership" you have to understand how Evangelical have a long tradition of clinging to a victim status as their excuse for their ideas about society being rejected by most Americans.
A recent poll found "historically low levels of public worry about environmental problems." We once responded to environmental disasters by passing landmark laws. Now our support for the environment decreases with each new oil spill. What happened?
My mother Edith Schaeffer herself was the greatest illustration of the divine beauty of paradox I've encountered. She was a fundamentalist living a double life as a lover of beauty who broke all her own judgmental rules in favor of creativity.