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Patience With God: Taking on Atheists and Christian Fundamentalists -- An Interview with Frank Schaeffer

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Frank Schaeffer has some big problems with fundamentalist Christians. But he also has big problems with the New Atheists.

Con Games: You Are No Republican

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Conniff

When I rail against Republicans like Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn, I am also railing against the "moderates," because there is no such thing as a "moderate" Republican Party.

Evangelicals, Israel, and the End of the World

David Heilbroner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Heilbroner

There are some 50 million Evangelicals in the US who believe in the literal truth of Bible prophecy. All are fixated upon Israel. Because for a great many true believers, the end of the world is just the beginning.

America Is Not a Christian Nation and Evangelicals Are Not Hard Right

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randall Balmer

Nothing demonstrates the internal diversity of evangelicalism in America better than an important new book by Richard T. Hughes, "Christian America and the Kingdom of God."

Bobby Jindal: Soaring to New Heights For New Orleans

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

When I was a teenager, I overcame my Hindu upbringing to become a Catholic. Jesus spoke to me and told me Vishnu doesn't vote.

When Hatred Turns into Insanity

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan E. Dowlin

Why do some Evangelicals believe this toxic dribble about gays being immoral, that God condemns us, and that being homosexual is a choice?

Did the Inglorious N.O.P. Bust a Cap in Health Care Reform?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

From a branding perspective, is this really how the Republican Party wants to be defined? Hate speech -- true hate speech -- should never be tolerated in any form.

An Open Letter To The "Respectable" Evangelical/Republican Party Leadership

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The bubble of unreality and mythology "moderate" evangelicals have chosen to live in is now coming back to haunt you.

Evangelicals Are the New Anti-Americans

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The radical right movement in America is regrouping in the Senate and Congress and working hard to undo the Obama presidency.

Mark Sanford: Yet Another Lying Republican Creep

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

The first reaction from Republicans has been to marvel at the courage Sanford has shown in owning up to his discretions. But he uses religion only when it's convenient for him.

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 4 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The born again experience doesn't require a specific set of beliefs, but rather a specific social/emotional process; dogmas or explanations are secondary. It's not an experience unique to Christianity.

Maher vs. Obama -- Score One For the President

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

To ignore the open and questioning tradition and to dwell only on the fundamentalist thread is disingenuous, or in Maher's case more likely simply ignorant.

Some Churches Support Gay Rights

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Vanasco

There are more religious leaders of all denominations who are for gays and lesbian rights than we realize.

Big Time Evangelical Religion: Consumerist Individualism

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frank Schaeffer

Evangelical/fundamentalist faith entertains. It makes money. It nurtures a celebrity culture all of its own with its own TV stations, radio stations, book publishers author tours, rock concerts, etc.

Republican Disaster -- The Evangelical/Zionist Anatomy of Meltdown

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

I was in bed with a group of people who were profoundly anti-American. They were professional haters; they "loved" an America that didn't exist.

A New President and a New Generation Seek a Nuclear Weapons Free Future

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

A new generation of Evangelical Christians launched The Two Futures Project whose mission is "for the abolition of all nuclear weapons."

Obama Needs to End Silence on Biggest Civil Rights Move of Our Time

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is no excuse at all -- none -- for the White House to allow the bigotry and harassment of gays and lesbians in the armed forces to stand. Gays populate the armed services now.

Surprises from Liberty University: What I Learned as an Undercover Evangelical

Kevin Roose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Roose

When I stepped on to the campus of Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University for my first day as a new transfer student, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into.

Bible and Guns: Why Soldiers Who Proselytize Strengthen Our Enemies

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kamran Pasha

American Christians who supported the Iraq war as an End-Times battle to spread Christianity have ironically created an environment where Christianity is now disappearing from Iraq.

US Soldiers in Afghanistan Told to "Hunt People for Jesus... So We Get Them into the Kingdom" (Video)

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

Trying to convert Muslims to any other faith is a crime in Afghanistan. The fact that the video footage is being broadcast on Al Jazeera guarantees that it will be seen throughout the Muslim world.

Going Nuclear: Young Christians Redefine Evangelical Politics

Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

Political divisions based on the left-right seating plan of human legislatures never did lend itself to good cartography for the kingdom of God.

Conservative Evangelical: Obama Told Me To Speak Out When I Disagreed With Him

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dr. Frank Page, one of the most conservative Evangelicals on President Obama's Faith council has been very frank in his assessment of President Obama'...

Rick Warren: Balancing Consumer Success and Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The evangelical religion is no different in its core "values" than the celebrity-worshiping entertainment-oriented society it claims to be a prophetic witness to.

Army Chief of Chaplains Promotes Ministry That Called Navy Secretary Satanic

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

According to past ADOF newsletters, the promotion of this ministry to the military chaplaincies has been a regular occurrence each spring by both the Air Force and the Army.

Losing Your Religion? How to Talk to Your Kids

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

No matter what age the kids are or what the situation, telling them you no longer believe can be tricky. Help them to understand your changes as a matter of spiritual growth rather than spiritual abandonment.