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Little Lord Trump (Le Roi) and His MVP, Jesus

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Well-conceived blasphemy can be positive and I believe there's a place for even very irreverent jocularity in faith, belief and even ritual, but when I hear Trump, a man who so flagrantly embodies all that the Jesus of the New Testament is not, call Communion a "cracker," now I am offended.

Falwell, Muslims, Trump, and the Layer Cake

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Unless you've been living under a rock, by now you've heard about Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., son of the late Moral Majority fou...

Latino Evangelicals: Let's Hold Candidates Accountable

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 01.21.2016 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

Let's move away from facile talking points, easy partisanship, and uninformed voting. Let's recommit ourselves to the arduous task of doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly before God.

Trump Thumps Bible, Bible Thumps Back

Monica Bauer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

For all my friends who don't know much about Christianity, here's a head's up about Donald Trump's mistake at Liberty University yesterday. Most media talking heads are secular, so they don't get how big a deal it is, but it's... huge.

Donald Trump’s Remarks About Martin Luther King Were Mostly About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

If Liberty University students were hoping for a thoughtful tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, they didn't get it from GOP presidential can...

From Jerry Falwell to Barack Obama: 3 Lessons From the Extraordinary Life of Ed Dobson

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Here I had an evangelical pastor who had once worked for Jerry Falwell now supporting Barack Obama while living as a first-century Jew for a year. Call me intrigued.

Why College Presidents Need to Speak Up

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 12.20.2015 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

A university president should have the advantage of reflecting knowledge, viewpoints and research grounded in long-term scientific investigation, vetted by institutional experts and carefully readied for distribution without the daily pressures of political leverage or media deadlines.

The Tide Is Actually Against Increased Gun Control

Kevin Price | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

In spite of the frequent pleas from President Barack Obama and other national Democrat leaders for increased gun control, the United States is no clos...

Jerry Falwell Jr., Franklin Graham and the Sad Effects of Terrorism on Christianity

Charles Howard | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Charles Howard

Beyond the bigoted speech and the violent readiness to kill, the worst aspect of all of this is that the compass guiding these statements and much of the sentiment that I hear coming from many Christians is not Love -- but rather it is fear.

Guns for Jesus: "Straining Out Gnats and Swallowing Camels"

Rodney Wilson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

Unlike his father, Jerry Falwell the Younger has shied away from making political waves. Until now, that is. Last week, to rapturous applause, the pre...

Are We Finally Witnessing The Death Of Christianity In America?

Zack Hunt | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Several months ago, a Pew Research study sparked what almost seemed like shouts of glee from those eager to declare the impending death of Christian...

Bristol Palin Thinks College Kids Should Bring Guns To Class

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

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Terrorism: A Challenge for the Social Sciences

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

In today's world the stakes are high, the path is long and the challenge is great--time to dig in and continue the fight for science and reason.

Christian Crusaders Urged to Arm for Liberty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Jerry Falwell Jr., current President of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, urged all students at the school's convocation on Friday, December ...

An Open Letter To Jerry Falwell Jr, Students And Faculty Of Liberty University

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Your message faithfully represents a longstanding (and ugly) stream of American culture and politics. You could spiritually form a generation of people who think of themselves as "Champions for Christ" but who actually become a mirror image of the violent religious warriors you fear and reject.

Jerry Falwell Jr. Is Now The Worst Thing To Happen To God In A While

Derek Penwell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Jesus was a young man with questionable religious ties, violently killed in the name of protecting the state against radical revolutionaries.

Guns v. God on Campus

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s shameful grandstanding and naked aggression toward Muslims is an affront to the whole idea of the university and the responsibilities of the office of the university president.

Liberty University President To Students: Get Your Guns

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.06.2015 | College

The president of Liberty University urged students at the Christian school to carry concealed weapons on campus to counter any possible armed attack ...

The Christian Case For Bernie Sanders

Micah Conkling | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Micah Conkling

Perhaps, just maybe, being a Christian isn't the most important qualification when it comes to selecting a president. The president's job isn't to be the pastor of our country. The president's vocation is to lead and protect and govern the nation -- all of its citizens, not just one religious denomination.

Two Months After Netroots Nation, Should Bernie Sanders Be Thanking Black Lives Matter?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Sanders has shown since Netroots Nation that he understands that reality by addressing both areas where race and class intersect, as well as those where racial injustice inflicts harm irrespective of class.

Bernie Sanders Reaches For The Converted At Liberty University

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

If you open the Bible and turn to the Book of Hebrews, you'll find this bit of good advice: "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so...

Sanders Politics of Isaiah, Trump Politics of Buchanan, Find Common Ground

David Paul | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
David Paul

Sanders and Trump are driving the political debate. Sanders may be a socialist, but issues he's raising have broad appeal within the Democratic Party base.Trump has tapped into resentments toward corporate and financial elites that have a long history within the GOP.

Sanders' Incapacity to Seriously Talk War Deforms Dialogue

Sam Husseini | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Sam Husseini

We live in a time of perpetual war and Sanders -- who sometimes touts his 2002 vote against authorizing the invasion of Iraq -- couldn't bring himself to raise the subject of war with people who profess to be followers of the Prince of Peace.

Bernie Sanders Challenges Liberty University Students To See Inequality As A Moral Issue

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders To Speak At Liberty University

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion

  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Democratic presidential candidate and a self-professed non-religious person, plans to speak next month ...