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12 Biblical Principles You're (Probably) Not Living By

Zack Hunt | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

I'm drawing from both the Old and the New Testaments to offer 12 biblical principles you're probably not living by, but should be if you're really being faithful to everything the Bible says.

ISIS Group Blows Up Shiite Muslim Mosques In Iraq (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion

The ISIS militant group is further advancing its extreme religious agenda by destroying Shiite mosques and Islamic shrines around the ancient Iraqi ci...

Jesus Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Christianity in Awhile

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Jesus is the worst thing to happen to Christianity in awhile. He has a way of completely screwing with a popular view of Christianity in which what's thought to be important is the finely calibrated modulation of the individual soul, rather than the "works righteousness"; involved in actually living like Jesus said to live.

Letter to the Intolerant Posse

Scott Terry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Terry

Does your God still condone slavery? No? Your God has changed over the centuries, hasn't He? Why haven't you?

Neil deGrasse Tyson v. the Right: Cosmos, Christians and the Battle for American Science

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The religious right has been freaking out about Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos for what feels like an eternity. And, while the theological complaints seem laughable for their rancor and predictability, it's time we thought harder about what they represent.

Marriage Equality: THE Best Reason to Celebrate on July 4th

Matthew Chapman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

If I had to say what was the best thing that's happened in the entire world in the last 10 years, it would be the arrival of gay marriage in America.

A Love Fundamentalist: Mark 2:23-3:6

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The great thing about being a love fundamentalist is that the more strictly you abide by your fundamentalism, the greater your freedom. Instead of narrowing your vision, limiting your options or scaling down your scope, love fundamentalism opens whole new worlds of possibilities and promise.

Why I Had to Lose My Religion Before I Could Support Gender Equality

Samantha Eyler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

I lost my religion like one loses a beloved family member: with denial, bargaining, acceptance, then grief. I long for a world where we don't have to choose between our individual freedom and the collective strength provided by our religion.

Hindu Fundamentalism

Martin Marty | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Can Modi and responsible Indians keep religious passions quiet enough that the BJP experiment will have a chance? American leaders and the larger population may join India's Muslims, in heeding "Caution" lights.

Draw Your Weapon

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A friend on Facebook last weekend posted a provocative meme by Ricky Gervais that said, "Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural dei...

Growing up in Bill Gothard's Homeschool Cult

Micah J. Murray | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

When I tell my story, people say "You should hate God by now. It's a miracle you're a Christian at all. They're right. It's a miracle.

Buddhist Fundamentalism Takes Hold In Some Asian Countries

Religion News Service | Anuradha Sharma and Vishal Arora | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion

BANGKOK (RNS) To many Americans, Buddhism is about attaining enlightenment, maybe even nirvana, through such peaceful methods as meditation and yoga. ...

It's Time to Stop Calling Fundamentalists 'Christians'

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

To call a response of this magnitude embarrassing is no longer sufficient. In the last two years Fundamentalists have banded behind a fast food chain, racist reality TV star and discriminatory legislation in their attempt to police LGBTQ persons.

Unveiled: Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Marwa Berro was raised as a Lebanese Muslim. She now lives in the United States. Recently, from my vantage as a feminist and former Christian fundamen...

Banning Books in India and Creationism in the United States

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

What, you might ask, does a book that was recalled and destroyed by its publisher in India have to do with the evolution/creation controversy in the U...

Updating Common Sense: What Christians Really Believe

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

We didn't argue that men were superior to women or that gay people had made some shoddy lifestyle choices any more than we argued about gravity or the law of the conservation of matter or entropy. Because, why would you?

Money Talks and Bigotry Walks

Tom Carpenter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Carpenter

Does anyone really think they were back peddling because they finally understood that these proposed bills were going to discriminate against their fellow LGBT citizens?

Holy Doubt

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

We sow the seeds of fundamentalism whenever we pretend our representations are real. It is a mistake of logic to apply literalism to something that can only be apprehended symbolically.

Why You Really, Really Don't Want to Live Forever

Brett Gallaher | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

I honestly think humans gets so hung up on living forever because we feel like we don't have enough time. We think that one lifetime just isn't enough. We cling to the idea of eternity because it feels secure.

VIDEO: Steve Chalke on Taking the Bible Beyond Fundamentalism and Atheism

Derek Flood | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

Chalke, along with these other leaders, represents a growing shift, especially among younger Evangelicals, towards a more affirming, compassionate and thoughtful face of Evangelicalism, and this flows into how Scripture is interpreted and applied.

Is the Hijab a Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric.

Atheism: The New Fundamentalism?

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

A fundamentalist is unwilling to consider the unsettling possibility that the universe is more complex, mysterious, and multi-dimensional than anything our symbol systems, descriptions and analyses can apprehend.

Creationism vs Scientism: A Plague on Both Their Houses!

Alan Jones | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science
Alan Jones

No one wins the "debate" between science and creationism because they are incommensurable, like comparing an apple pie with Moby Dick.

Bible-mindedness, Morality and Crime

James Peron | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
James Peron

The odd thing is Republicans still seem to think this sort of reputation and hypocrisy will help them electorally -- even as Barna is showing this a major reason for the decline of evangelicalism in America.

Does God Care About the Bible As Much As We Do?

Zack Hunt | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

But what if God had other intentions for the Bible? What if God didn't intend for it to be the unquestioned final authority on everything that we've turned it into? What if, dare I say it, God doesn't care about the Bible as much as we do?