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'Twilight' And Evangelical Christianity's Eternal Girlhood

Linda Kay Klein | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Linda Kay Klein

De-sexualizing religious girling goes deep. Real deep. Girls are told that if they become the wrong kind of woman not only will their eternal life be threatened, but the eternal lives of men and boys who trip over them on their path to God will be at risk.

The New Evangelical Agenda

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The ironic and tragic thing about the religious right is how little of their own agenda they have achieved. By voting for a conservative ideological agenda, they have actually hurt the poor, resisted immigration reform and promoted endless wars. There is a new evangelical agenda for a new evangelical demographic.

Election Disaster For Religious Conservatives? I Couldn't Disagree More

Tim Suttle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Evangelicals have to move our focus away from right wing politics and begin focusing on mission. When I say mission, I don't mean saving souls so much as pursuing the kingdom of God.

Dear Evangelicals, Let's Stop Burying Our Heads In The Sand On 'Ex-Gay' Ministries

Justin Lee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Lee

Let me say this as a fellow evangelical: Brothers and sisters, whether you support or oppose same-sex relationships, one fact is undeniable. No ministry can turn same-sex-attracted people into opposite-sex-attracted people. It simply doesn't happen.

5 Reasons Why The Christian Right Is Warning Of A 'Revolution'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The hate we've seen spewed into the political discourse this year was among the worst we've seen, with preachers calling for gays to be rounded up or killed by the government, but it's going to get uglier. When they start talking about "revolution" and "revolt," we all had better pay attention.

Toward An Irrelevant Faith: Reflecting on Conservative Christianity and the Elections

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

Not only did conservative Christians not adhere to their own principles embedded in their theology, but they also shirked their beliefs by acting in ways that were not "Christlike" because of their disdain for the president.

Dear Angry Evangelical, Have You Prayed For Your President Today?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

We can assume that a stout majority of evangelicals voted for Mitt Romney. Their candidate lost and today they almost assuredly wrestle with crushing disappointment. Perhaps intead of rising up, they need to kneel down. Maybe rather than protest they need to pray.

Marginalizing American Women to Second Class Status

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

To keep hearing the same political debates around our country regarding abortion, women's pay, and women's health is so surreal that sometimes I feel like a time-traveling protagonist in a sci-fi film, in which I missed a turn and went back a century.

Goodbye, Christian America; Hello, True Christianity

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Christians can stop worrying about the symbols of the decline of Christian America and get back to the mission Jesus gave us to show the world a different way to live -- a way that demonstrates the great character of God.

How Evangelicals Decided That Life Begins At Conception

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, evangelical Christians widely believed the Bible says life begins at birth and supported looser abortion policies. Given current evangelical anti-abortion activism, the reality and significance of this history deserves fuller discussion.

Humanizing Politics: The Heart, Soul & Face of Gay Marriage

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I want you to meet some people I know: Jodie Davies and DeAnne Aussem. They are both extraordinary women, exceptional professionals in their fields, deeply loved by many, accepted by their families and, currently, the parents of two beautiful children.

Paul Ryan Tells Evangelicals: Obama Threatens 'Judeo-Christian Values'

BuzzFeed | Zeke Miller | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

DENVER — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told a group of Evangelical Christians Sunday that President Obama's plans threaten "Judeo-C...

Evangelicals Doomed the Republican Party, God and (Maybe) America

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

I feel sorry for God. With his "friends" helping the Republicans to screw up our planet for profit he's in as much trouble as the Republican Party is. God needs better friends and evangelicals need a better (or no) theology.

A Vote For Historic Christianity At Election Time

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 01.02.2013 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

Perhaps because of the long informal establishment of (Protestant) Christianity as America's culture-religion, long ago the American Church became confused about what exactly it means to be the Church.

Beyond Tolerance To Tenacious Love

Paul Louis Metzger, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Paul Louis Metzger, Ph.D.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made clear in his Christmas sermon just months before his death, we must match intolerance and hate with love to build the beloved community, where the victory for the oppressed becomes a double victory that includes all people.

A Progressive Christian Asks, 'How Do I Not Hate Most Christians?'

John Shore | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Well,I don't think the problem is that you want no part of the label "Christian." It's that you want no part of the label moron.

WATCH: Shocking Video Of Mitt Romney Spouting Bigoted Bile Against Gays

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In my last blog post I quoted Mitt Romney making shocking remarks that were highlighted in a Boston Globe story last week. Now video has surfaced of Romney making those bigoted claims about gay parents while pushing his heartless policy against their children.

A Question For the 73% of White Evangelicals Who Say They're Voting for Romney

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

According to polls 73 percent of WHITE evangelicals will be voting for Mitt Romney. If the polls are correct here's the question I'd like to ask evangelicals using their own style of language/concerns/theological thinking as applied to their choice.

The George McGovern I Remember

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

1972 was the first year I was old enough to vote in an election, and McGovern was the first presidential candidate for whom I voted. To this day, I am more proud of that vote than most of the others I have cast since.

Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling them outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives.

Behind The Billy Pulpit: Will The Real Billy Graham Please Stand Up?

Michael G. Long | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Michael G. Long

If he were to return to his own comments about poverty, if he were to write his own statement and if he were to recall his own Bible-based lobbying for the War on Poverty, he could finally fulfill the role that has long eluded him: a truly biblical prophet.

The Choice Is Clear and It's Up to Us

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Romney would create a Supreme Court at the ready to overturn any number of other laws protecting the environment, women, workers and more that conservative special interests deem annoyances and infringements on their bottom line. Think about that when you go in the booth on Nov. 6.

Steps Ahead of Most on Capitol Hill

Craig DeRoche | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Craig DeRoche

Christians now want to vote for lawmakers who share their belief in mercy, second chances, and redemption, even for the worst among us. Prison is often necessary to keep us safe, but our high recidivism rates show that it is rarely rehabilitative.

Allie Compton

WATCH: Woman Lives 'Biblically' For A Year | Allie Compton | Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion

When Rachel Held Evans's husband, Dan, woke up one Christmas morning, he found all of his presents addressed, "To Master, from Rachel." "I had to c...


Eliza Wood | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Eliza Wood

It will be interesting to watch which way the faithful but independent trend in their voting in 2012, because one thing independents like less than joining forces with either major group is to hear sermons about politics in church or synagogue.