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Can You Be An Evangelical And Support Gay Marriage?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Two weeks ago, Christian non-profit organization World Vision announced it would recognize employees' same-sex marriages, then promptly reversed its d...

Bible Nudniks

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Whether they think every word in the Bible is true and want to beat you over the head with it, or every word in it is false and it has to be ripped to...

Lynne Peeples

Climate Change Threats To 'The Least Of These' Compel Evangelicals To Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

"Climate change is a really bad reason to get divorced." Katharine Hayhoe, a leading climate scientist, recalled the trial she and her husband And...

Evangelicals Punish World Vision for Walking Down 'The Romans Road'

Ken Wilson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

The evidence for the existence of anything like modern day monogamous gay unions in that time is sketchy at best. I love my Bible as much as any evangelical and I think there's a great case to be made that the Bible is simply silent regarding same-sex covenantal unions.

How The World Says 'Thank You' To Billy Graham

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The grandchildren of evangelist Billy Graham have long been influenced by their famous “Daddy Bill.” But the children of daughter Virginia ...

New Wineskins: Why the Church Needs to Abandon Evangelicalism

Zack Hunt | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

I believe the church is in need of new wineskins. As the past few years have hinted at, and last week made crystal clear, evangelicalism is an old wineskin that is long past its expiration date. It was a new wineskin once and served the church well for a time, but it has become dry, brittle and broken.

Young Evangelicals Change Look of the Culture Wars

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

he culture wars might be heating up in these parts as the Oregon Family Council and allies mobilize for a ballot measure exempting Christian business owners from providing services for same-sex weddings.

World Vision President Tries To Explain Disastrous Week

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

In an attempt to create unity, World Vision managed to create a hornet’s nest around the issue of same-sex marriage. Its president Rich Stearns open...

'God's Not Dead' Preys on Evangelical Fear

Chris Sosa | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

What does the weekend box office have in common with a Southern Poverty Law Center hate group? More than you might think.

House Republicans Meet With Catholics, Evangelicals On Immigration

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Catholic bishops and evangelical leaders have met with top House Republicans to argue for action this year on immigration legislat...

Evangelical Christians Want To Raise The Dead

Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

How do you bring someone back from the dead? Practice, practice, practice. Some evangelical Christians believe prayer can do what medicine can't --...

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Updating Common Sense: What Christians Really Believe

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.04.2014 | 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?

Sin, Guilt, and Psychology: What I Wish All Pastors Knew

Derek Flood | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

We have come to associate guilt today with negative ideas like "guilt-trips," and with feelings of shame. As a result, when the subject of guilt and sin are brought up, our defensive walls go up, too.

If You're Going to Bring Them to Jesus, Then Bring Them to Jesus

Bryan Berghoef | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion
Bryan Berghoef

In the Great Commission, he called for the making of disciples -- people who followed a teacher in order to bring about his or her vision of the world. So I say, if you're going to bring them to Jesus, then actually bring them to Jesus!

Lament and Sadness Over Stalled Immigration Reform

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

We have prayed, fasted and advocated for reform for well over a decade. The notion that it is not a "good time" politically does not make sense to us.

5 Reasons to Be Religiously Literate

Andrew Schwartz, M Div. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Andrew Schwartz, M Div.

Religion may be declining in certain social groups, but this trend shouldn't be enough to let us assume that we can simply watch religion fade into the twilight. With that in mind, here are five reasons why it's important -- perhaps now more than ever -- to be religiously literate.

Surprising Common Ground Between Scientists And Evangelicals

Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Scientists and Christian evangelicals can collaborate for the good of society but it will take some serious effort, experts said as they launche...

Evangelical Theology Is Used Like Sunscreen -- Not to Encourage Discussion but to Protect Against Exposure

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The movers and shakers in the evangelical world know they're living in and perpetrating a fantasy land.

Haven't We Been Here Before?

Ty McCarthy | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Ty McCarthy

Deconstruct these debates and the motivation behind the opposition to both evolution and LGBT people in the Church is clear: fear. It is a fear of falling down the "slippery slope" which changes long-held positions "supported" by scripture.

A Response to Bill Maher's Comments About God

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

It's OK with me for God to give the fundamentalists a different version of His story if what I've heard from Him simply doesn't work for the way they're wired, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let their gospel be the only one that atheists like Bill Maher get to hear.

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.

Don't Call Me a Humanist

Chris Sosa | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

Growing up in the Evangelical Christian tradition, I was repeatedly warned of the threat posed by "secular Humanism." Despite the reflexive irony of the criticism when considering the source, I'm inclined to agree with the overall assessment. Being an atheist does not make me a Humanist by default.

Evangelicals and Science

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion
Robert Slayton

Evangelicals are now often perceived as being anti-science, but that was not always true. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they pursued investigation of the physical world with vigor. If, indeed, all around us was God's work, exploring and understanding what he had accomplished was divine work.

Hispanic Evangelicals Hopeful After Governor Christie Signs NJ Dream Act

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

Hope does not die easily. After attending a meeting with Governor Chris Christie on the Dream Act I am encouraged that bi-partisan immigration reform is possible.