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Man Accused Of Stabbing City Worker After His Water Was Shut Off

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man angered that his water had been shut off repeatedly stabbed a city water department bookkeeper i...

Three Reasons You're Not Too Smart for Orthodoxy

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

In my experiences within both conservative and progressive Christian circles, there seems to be a kind of mutual playing in the politics of fear with regard to the other.

Hospitality Beyond the Holidays: 10 Influencers Who Make Room for Others Year Round

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

Though some may find it trite when their Facebook feeds fill up with posts about gratefulness, I enjoy the gentle reprieve. To hear people intentionally looking for the good when so many days it is the bad that is easier to find.

Gene Robinson, Jay Bakker, Ray Boltz and Other Progressive Christian Leaders Make 'Not All Like That' Christian Videos

John Shore | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Leaders of progressive Christianity have taken advantage of the platform to let the world know that not all Christians subscribe to the stridently anti-gay Christianity espoused by organizations as the American Family Association and the National Organization for Marriage.

Church Celebrates Marriage Equality With Awesome Rainbow Communion Bread

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion

On May 14, Minnesota became the 12th state to sign gay marriage into law as Governor Mark Dayton signed its marriage equality bill and said "life, lib...

The Wild Goose 'Revival' For Doubters And Jesus Victims (Like Me)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Wild Goose Festival is going to grow into the largest, best run, most dynamic religious happening in the U.S. There are lots of smart spiritually hungry people with their eyes open.

The Church Should Stay Out Of The Marriage Business

Tony Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tony Jones

What a strange thing it is in our culture that clergy, who would otherwise proudly proclaim their independence from the government, regularly act as agents of the state at wedding ceremonies.

Is Evangelical Christianity Having A Great Gay Awakening?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Only time will tell whether more evangelical leaders will add their voices to the chorus calling for full and unapologetic inclusion of homosexuals in the life of the church.