Month: August 2015

Don’t Fear The “Homosexual Agenda”, It’s The Ammosexual Agenda That’s Concerning.

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin3Share+1Reddit51Email I grew up being warned about the “homosexual agenda”, and for many years I believed the hype. It was almost as if LGBTQ individuals were part of the illuminati and secretly controlling world leaders with the goal of establishing a one-world government— one that would force every person on earth to daily pledge allegiance to …

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BREAKING: Josh Duggar Checks Into Long-Term Treatment Facility

419 SharesShare419TweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Continuing the long saga of Josh Duggar, it appears he has now checked into a long-term treatment facility following the most recent revelations that he had an Ashley Madison account. The following statement was just released by the Duggar family on their official blog: “We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, …

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Flamethrowers: The New & Totally Crazy Addition to the 2nd Amendment Debate

437 SharesShare437TweetPinShare+1RedditEmail They’re banned from use under international law, but not banned in the United States– unless you happen to live in Maryland. With just 10 pounds of combustion, this new consumer grade weapon spews out fire that’s hot enough to completely melt a human being. Ah, the beauty and destructive power of a flamethrower. What …

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The Type of Christian You’ll Want to Surround Yourself With (And The Type to Avoid)

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin6Share+1RedditEmail For those of us on a Christian journey that flows in and out of certain categories and labels, there can be a tendency to surround ourselves simply with other Christians who fit a certain label or definition. This could be a good thing, and could be a bad thing, depending on circumstances at the time. …

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John Piper: Women Not Suited For Most Jobs In The World

10K SharesShare10KTweetPin1Share+1Reddit10Email Pastor John Piper, a leading figure in Reformed Christianity, was recently asked the question: “Should women be police officers?” He answered the question on his podcast, Ask Pastor John, in Episode 661. His response wasn’t surprising, but what was surprising was how far he took the concept– one that is dangerous, and one …

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If God Only Made Male & Female, What About Intersex?

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin15Share+1RedditEmail I think I’ve heard the phrase “in the beginning God made them male and female” a hundred times in response to the sex/gender discussions of our time. The phrase works like a trump card to win a theological discussion on anything from LGBTQ issues to how Target should organize their toys. However, each …

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What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today (vol 1): Gendering Toys

6K SharesShare6KTweetPin2Share+1RedditEmailWhile I prefer to ignore some of the loudest and most obnoxious voices within Americanized Christianity, some are just so loud and so damaging that ignoring is not an option. Like talking to someone with food stuck in their front teeth, sometimes it’s almost impossible to pretend you didn’t see it and thus say nothing. In …

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How To Be A Progressive Christian Without Being A Grump About It

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin1Share+1RedditEmail So you’re a Progressive Christian? Great, we welcome you. Whether you’re a Mainline Progressive™, a Progressive Evangelical™, or in the category of I Don’t Know Where The Heck I Am Anymore™, we welcome you under our ginormous tent. (There’s free beer and wine in the back if you’re interested.) You’ll find plenty of …

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Why Sex Still Dominates Christian Focus On Human Trafficking

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin3Share+1RedditEmail In 2008 I first entered seminary and quickly found myself passionate about justice issues with a fervor I hadn’t experienced before. The issue that ended up blinking the brightest on my justice radar was the issue of human trafficking– something often reported to be the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. What had long been …

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10 Parenting Strategies For Raising Nonviolent Children

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin18Share+1RedditEmail 10. Teach them every human being has unsurpassable worth.  A nonviolent ethic of love begins right here, and nowhere else. Jesus followers embrace nonviolent enemy love precisely because every human being, regardless of their outward appearance or even immoral behavior, bears the divine image of God and has unsurpassable worth to God. We …

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