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Christian Values

Christian Advent Begins as a Daily Practice of Hope

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Advent is a four-week season leading into the Christian celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ, in whom Christians believe God to have taken huma...

Violating 'Christian Values?' What Did Jesus Say?

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

I have recently been informed that I am being asked to leave my university teaching post of 15 years for "violating Christian values" as a Christian theology professor and ordained minister who identifies as transgender.

Stop Telling Me What Is Anti-Christian

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

While I affirm the right of any Christian to boycott a product, show or the like, and even to explain why in the public square, I'm weary of the heavy-handed tendency of Christians to slap the "anti-Christian" label on anything they find objectionable.

The Bodhisattva's View Of Tax Policy

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Tenzin Norbu

The nation requires more tax revenue to address the nation's fiscal problems and, by doing this, we can advance toward the goal of guaranteeing that everyone has the property necessary to lead a meaningful human life.

I Wish Christian Preachers Would Just Shut Up

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

That sounds harsh and I do not mean for it to be unkind. But frankly, I'm growing exceedingly weary of the nonsense that uninformed and misinformed Christian ministers wail about almost continuously.

Pro-Life Congressman Asks Mistress To Abort Their Child

Eric Sapp | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

In the New Testament, there is only one sin that gets the divine death penalty: hypocrisy. There is a reason. It's the devil's best tool against the Christian witness. And it's what so disappoints me about the Republican approach to faith and politics.

WATCH: Awkward.. Rev. Pat Robertson Addressees The Morality Of Oral Sex

Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion

Perhaps only a few topics could make a co-host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club" become "verklempt." But while Kristi Watts was overw...

The Bible Is Not A Public Policy Manual

Aaron Taylor | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Aaron Taylor

If Jesus intended his followers to establish themselves as the moral guardians of society, He had a funny way of showing it.

Putting A Halt To The Religious Right's Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Joseph Ward III | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

America's values are clear. Why then does the religious right continue to dominate the national conversation? It is time for us to put this nonsense to rest.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Mixes Faith And Foreign Policy In Address To Evangelical University

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry filled in details of his personal and spiritual biography Wednesday in a speech at the nati...

Sexual Anarchy and Other Worries

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

We can stand for love and responsible relationships, in all its shapes and sizes, as a positive moral force, or risk losing the gains of the past half-century to fear and control.

Welcome Those Returning To Integrity

Brad Reid | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Brad Reid

Individuals who return to integrity may find themselves forever stigmatized, set apart, and not welcomed back into relationship and community. Sometimes the harshest critics are themselves lacking integrity.

Sports, Christian Values and the Arts?

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Freddie Gershon

Athletic programs have been supported in school for a very long time. We shouldn't have to choose one over the other. How about giving the arts parity with sports and seeing what happens?

What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

Most of the anti-illegal alien rhetoric is coming out of the far right who overwhelmingly self-identify as Christian; it seems a great contradiction.

Warnings About Sex, Violence Come To Christian Movies

Religion News Service | By Tim Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) To get to the movie section at Lifeway Christian Store in Bridgeton, Mo., customers pass by ...

The Great Recession: A Spiritual Crisis

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The Great Recession bears some "religious" reflection, as the market has gradually become all pervasive -- a replacement for religion and even for God.

The Super Bowl Slippery Slope: Advertising and Free Speech

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

I have to start off with an admission. I haven't watched the Super Bowl in over twenty years. Bone crushing violence does nothing for me. I prefer...