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Worship In The Facebook Age

Philip Gulley | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Philip Gulley

Every Christian I know who takes their faith seriously has lived in that same tension. Whether to speak up and care, at the risk of upsetting people, or stay silent and be dry, passive do-nothings.

Fun Facts For Transphobic Fundamentalists: Protect The Children

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 11.29.2016 | Home
Mandi Camille Hauwert

It goes without saying, so you know it’s about to be said, that children—are precious. Any rational person would agree that they are massively val...

Confessions of a Former Fundamentalist: Confirmation Bias

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
Eric Simpson

I stumbled into fundamentalism by making a common assumption: I'd become a Christian because I wanted to know and follow the Truth (the capital "T" is intentional here and not conventional), and being a fundamentalist merely meant adhering to the "fundamentals" of faith.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part I

Cindy Brandt | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Cindy Brandt

Here, little kids are taught to hold incense and kneel and bow at ancestor tablets and a variety of gods. Do you know how cute it is to see a little kid praying with pure devotion to a Buddhist god? It is JUST AS CUTE as the blonde headed little girl singing "Jesus Loves Me."

9 Arguments From the Bible Fundamentalists Should Have to Make

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Derek Penwell

The real war on religion is being waged by those on the Right who read the Bible not as the story of God's saving interaction with the world through the unfolding of God's reign, but either as foundational for a conservative politics of self-interest or as a blueprint for a post-Enlightenment cult of individual piety.

Egypt Enforces Tough Media Restrictions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

One can't blame journalists in Egypt for being confused about what they can (and can't) cover and what language to use in their reports, given the widening chasm between authorities and countless news organizations.

Standing With Those Who Fight Fundamentalism

Karima Bennoune | Posted 11.26.2014 | Home
Karima Bennoune

There is no way to fight jihadist terrorism without undercutting its ideological base. Acknowledging the West's own portion of responsibility in the process of radicalization is critical.

Divine Government: Prophesying Christian Prayers Have No Place at Government Meetings

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.02.2014 | Home
Steven Kurlander

Since its founding, our nation's leaders have tried to balance the freedom to practice any religion with the fact that this country has strong Christian traditions. But the country has grown increasingly polarized by the politicization of Christian (and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish) teachings on social issues.

It's Time to Stop Calling Fundamentalists 'Christians'

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 05.27.2014 | Home
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.

Fundamentalist Christians Do Not Take the Bible Literally Either

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.20.2014 | Home
Steve McSwain

Those who insist the Bible is "literally true" have all but destroyed the very Bible they want everyone to take seriously.

Bill Maher's Fundamentalism

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 05.18.2014 | Home
Rev. Chris Glaser

Though Bill Maher thinks he is dissing all religion and spirituality, he actually attacks what I would call grade school religion. He even hinted at some respect for the new pope, whom I would describe as representing graduate school religion and above.

Can America Ever Regain Its Exceptionalism?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.25.2014 | Home
Blake Fleetwood

The myth of American Exceptionalism stems from the idea that the U.S. was the product of an immaculate conception -- a virgin, fertile continent bordered by two vast oceans and free of the foibles and follies of the old counties in Europe.

Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore (Part Two)

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.29.2013 | Home
Steve McSwain

Instead of looking at those who've left the church and asking "What's wrong with them?" shouldn't we be looking at ourselves and asking, "What's wrong with us?"

The Boston Marathon and Social Media: What If a Terrorist Act Goes Against the Whole World?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.24.2013 | Home
Russell C. Smith

Has terrorism finally reached a tipping point? When a terrorist act goes against all of us, every country on Earth has a stake in stopping this type of insane violence against humanity.

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | Home
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

Good News/Bad News, Mixed Messages & Blessings in Jesuit Takeover of Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 05.14.2013 | Home
Ken Atchity

He has a debatable track record vis-à-vis the Argentine church's relationship with the junta in the 1970s Dirty War, which strained his relations with many liberal Jesuits worldwide. I don't like this story. What's really going on here?

If Jesus Hates Anything Maybe It's Theology

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

Having elevated the Bible -- or at least the nicer bits that they like -- to the status of a magic book  evangelicals  have demoted God. Their "god"...

Domination as Politics

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.03.2012 | Home
Paula Gordon

Citizens -- real ones, not the corporate impostors -- across the United States defied the odds in 2008 and elected a president who has not rejected our revolutionary distaste for domination.

Can Newt Stop Himself?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Lincoln Mitchell

Gingrich's appeal, despite what the former Speaker of the House may have persuaded himself is not due to his shiny policy ideas or proven leadership, but rather simply that he is the non-Romney candidate at the moment the music is about to stop.

Stoking Liberal Fears Of Evangelicals

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home
Rev. Jim Ball

Exhibit A is a recent op-ed ominously -- and incredulously -- titled "Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics." I saw it and thought to myself, "Uh-oh. This doesn't sound good."

Minority Report

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home
Lev Raphael

Lenny Bruce once riffed that "If you live in New York or any other big city, you are Jewish. It doesn't even matter if you're Catholic; if you live in New York, you're Jewish."

Was Jesus Wrong?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

Stark shows that the Bible isn't just self-contradictory on a few historical details but that within the pages of the Bible is an argument and not just an argument with the outside world: The Bible is an argument with itself.

Pastor Jones, the Clanging Cymbal

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Hoenig

I attended a wedding this past weekend that included a reading from 1 Corinthians 13. No surprise there, since that seems to be the favored selected r...

Does God Talk to Us Through Fiction? Unpacking a Non-Literal Interpretation of the Bible

Pete Enns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pete Enns

Atheists need to do a better job of not letting Fundamentalists define for them how thoughtful Christians have been thinking about science and faith for a very long time.