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You Don't Own Marriage: An Open Letter to Bishop Thomas

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Shannon Deep

I got an email from a cousin of mine last week. "Shannon, Your dad wanted me to send you this horrible letter from our church- also sending you wha...

#LoveWins: A Historic Moment for LGBT Rights

Jason Tengco | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Tengco

As the son of immigrants from the Philippines, an oftentimes traditional and predominantly Catholic nation, it wasn't always easy being fully open and honest about my sexuality. And so, coming out to my parents the summer after graduating high school was one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

THRILLERS Are The Epitome Of Summer Love With Debut EP 'Cotton Candy Kisses'

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
Myrlaun Walker

Los Angeles' newest music sensation and blood-brother duo, THRILLERS, are taking the hipster culture by storm with their debut EP, "Cotton Candy Kisses."

On SCOTUS, the Bible, and "Love Wins!" Language

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

As a hetero woman, who has never (ever) dreamt of a wedding day, I was still profoundly moved and delighted by the second SCOTUS ruling on June 26th.

RENT in Twain: Division in a Small Town

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts
Sharon Kay Edwards

When walking into South Jackson Civic Center, the unmistakable old schoolhouse smell of ancient hardwood and teenage dreams wafts around you. A former high school turned performing arts center, South Jackson is now center stage in its very own drama.

#LoveWins?

Summer McLane | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

I didn't get into this business to plan Black weddings, Asian weddings, White weddings, Gay weddings, etc. I got into this business to plan the most beautiful day of two people's lives.

Marriage Equality, the Supreme Court and American Civil Rights Advocacy

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Suzanne B. Goldberg

We have reached this point, as we often do in the American civil rights tradition, thanks first to individuals who took great personal risks, facing down hostility and daring to demand fair treatment and basic rights.

Cops Stop Church From Handing Out Food

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

Members of a North Carolina church that were on a mission to feed the homeless claim police threatened them with arrest. Love Wins Ministries, a R...

Please Don't Hurry Them Along

Carissa K | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

For me, life is still forever defined by The Before and The After, as I suspect it may be for the grieving families in Connecticut.

Pastor Fired For Doubting Hell Now Believes In Hell Again

John Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Chad has eliminated all online traces possible of his former self. I would be surprised if he hasn't already signed to write at least one book with a Christian publisher in the evergreen "He was lost to the sin of sexual addiction, but now he's found genre.

Hello, Rob Bell - The Interview

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.

Love Loses: Barnes and Noble's Big Fat Bell Book Fail

John Shore | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books
John Shore

If you happened to have read John Wins: When Rob Bell's Editor Calls, you know I'm thinking about doing a book with an actual, real book publisher. I'...

Karmic Relief For A Post-Hell World

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Anecdotal evidence suggests that karma has become a ubiquitous shorthand for reap-what-you-sow justice. The term crops up increasingly in song lyrics, sitcoms, news and casual conversation.

Book Review Roundup: Obama's Mom's Bio And A Book About Heaven And Hell

Posted 07.03.2011 | Books

"The Summer Without Men" by Siri Hustvedt New York Times Hustvedt’s novels tend to be as somber as they are intellectually invigorating. Her g...

Who WIll Go To Hell?

ABC News | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Literal hell is a gruesome place, a worm-infested trash heap where children are sacrificed to the flames, according to the Bible, and for those who do...

Hell-Questioning Reverend Didn't Envision Controversy

AP | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.06.2011 | Books

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Evangelical megachurch pastor Rob Bell said he did not anticipate the firestorm he would stir with his book that questions the tra...

The Good News Is Better Than That: Reflections On Hell, Salvation And The Power Of Love

Rob Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Bell

If that message and that conviction cause controversy, I'll accept that. Because good news is what we need.

Will 'Love Wins' Win? We're Early In The First Inning ...

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

I imagine Rob Bell feels a lot like I have on many occasions: it's not that the critics have understood what I'm trying to say and have explained why they disagree. They've misrepresented what I'm trying to say and have explained why the misrepresentation is audacious and ludicrous.

Critics Heated Up By Bell's Hell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Cathy Lynn Grossman USA Today (RNS) Talk about hellfire! One of the nation's rock-star-popular young pastors, Rob Bell, 40, has stuck a pitchfork ...

The Heretical Rob Bell And Why Love Wins

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

They called him a Universalist. A wolf in sheep's clothing. A false prophet. A radical. Dangerous. And more than a few have labeled Bell a heretic. But that's the good news.

The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To Hell?

David Lose | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
David Lose

Why can't a prominent Christian author question how to reconcile God's incredible love with the notion of condemning souls to eternal torment without being condemned as a heretic?

Farewell Rob Bell (or, John Piper's Inferno)

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

John Piper, an elder statesman of the neo-reform stream of American Christianity, triggered an online firestorm over the weekend. The controversy is over the content of Rob Bell's next book.