Month: October 2015

Three Things Jesus Would Be For Halloween This Year

1K SharesShare1KTweetPin8Share+1RedditEmail It’s almost Halloween, and as we know, Christians have some mixed feelings on this. The other day I wrote that as Christians, we should welcome any opportunity to inject beauty into the world, and Halloween is one of those opportunities. In fact, I think it’s actually a huge opportunity the people of Jesus …

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Sarah Palin, Our Source For What The Bible “Really” Teaches On Violence?

1K SharesShare1KTweetPin1Share+1RedditEmail On October 30th a new Christian documentary will hit theaters– and I’m excited about it. The Armor of Light is poised to be an excellent conversation starter for a question I’ve long asked: shouldn’t pro-life mean all life? And shouldn’t that mean we talk about our love affair with guns? I was fortunate enough …

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A Reasonable Middle-Ground For Being A Christian At Halloween

4K SharesShare4KTweetPin31Share+1RedditEmail It’s almost Halloween, and kids everywhere are already bracing for the impending sugar rush that is about to commence. This is also the time where Christians sometimes begin discussing the holiday, often leaving the impression that there are two options for the Christian. Of course, the fundamentalists go bonkers at Halloween; last year …

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Toddlers Killing With Guns: It’s Not a Gun Issue, It’s a SIN Issue

1K SharesShare1KTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported an issue that’s likely raising some eyebrows: toddler shootings. Now, this isn’t toddlers being shot, but toddlers actually pulling the trigger on someone else. As the Post reported, there have been over 43 shootings by toddlers just this year– that’s an average of one per week. …

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90% Innocent: How America Is Creating Terrorists Faster Than We Can Kill Them

2K SharesShare2KTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail People aren’t born terrorists. No one crawls out of their mother’s womb, finishes weaning and learning how to walk, and then finds their first words to be words of hatred. No one is predestined to become a terrorist, and terrorism isn’t some genetic issue. Rather, terrorists are created out of otherwise beautiful image bearers …

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Mike Huckabee Endorses Selling Poor People As Slaves (not even making this up)

2K SharesShare2KTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Republican presidential candidate and Baptist preacher, Mike Huckabee, is endorsing a policy that sounds reeeeeeaaal Christian like. In a radio interview with Iowa’s Jan Mickelson, the two spoke of America’s broken justice system- a topic I’ve written about at TIME, previously. Certainly, our justice system is broken with a capital B. Between an incarceration rate …

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If The Bible Commands Us To Bless Israel, It Commands Us To Bless Muslims Too

6K SharesShare6KTweetPin6Share+1RedditEmailWith violence erupting between the nation of Israel and the Christians and Muslims referred to collectively as the Palestinians, so also have American Christians taken to the airwaves to pledge their unwavering support for Israel. Certainly, for those of us who grew up in fundamentalism, blind and unwavering support for the modern state of …

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How To Live Relatively Safely, Without Owning A Defensive Firearm

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin1Share+1RedditEmail I’ve always wondered why the gun lobby seems to keep sending us the message that a gun is the best way to ensure personal and home safety. Strike that– I know why they send the message: the gun lobby sells guns. Despite the fact that having a gun in your home increases your risk …

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Using the Bible To Run From Jesus (What If Jesus Actually Is Enough?)

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin3Share+1RedditEmail Growing up, I learned a lot about Jesus. As an adult, I’ve learned even more. One of the common threads that has been part of my journey was the idea that “Jesus is sufficient” or what is sometimes called the “sufficiency of Christ.” In my fundamentalist world, the sufficiency of Christ was a …

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6 Billion Reasons Why The American Gun Lobby Loves Them A Good Mass Shooting

4K SharesShare4KTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail I’ll admit it: I’m officially to the point where I believe that the gun lobby in America actually loves mass shootings. I don’t mean that as hyperbole either, I actually think mass shootings are very, very good for them and must be something they rejoice over. Let me explain a bit: A good rule …

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