Month: February 2016

Losing My Religion And Finding My Voice (From Cult To Coach)

748 SharesShare748TweetPinShare+1RedditEmail (A guest post by Tracy Corey) Raised in a cult I heard, sensed, and observed things that just didn’t add up to me. My childhood was spent swimming in a sea of weirdness and abuse, smothered in Jesus language. Church leaders seemed to find a demon under every rock, or in every person if you didn’t …

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Please Stop Being Dishonest: Guns Are Not “Just Tools”

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail There is a discussion to be had on America and guns. I think the average person gets this– I mean, it’s pretty hard not to. We have a proliferation of guns and near-daily acts of unspeakable death and violence committed with many of those guns. It seems only reasonable that we, as a nation, …

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Dear Christian Parent: Please Don’t Try To Break Their Will

3K SharesShare3KTweetPin7Share+1RedditEmail Christian parent, please don’t try to break your child’s will. If you do, you might actually succeed, and the long-term outcome of that could be a disaster– the very thing you’re trying to avoid. I get it– you want a well-behaved child who makes good choices. We all do! But this dangerous idea …

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God Never Changes, But God Is Constantly Changing (It’s The Paradox of Love)

722 SharesShare718TweetPin4Share+1RedditEmail I’m sure over the course of time as a Christian you’ve heard the phrase, “but God never changes.” A variation of this phrase is repeated several times in Scripture (See for example, Mal 3:6, Heb 13:8, James 1:17). However, it is my contention that we often do not actually understand what this phrase means. At …

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5 Reasons We So Blindly Support Israel in Spite of the Truth or Biblical Ethics

3K SharesShare3KTweetPin4Share+1RedditEmail Over the course of time I’ve noticed a troubling trend: it’s *almost* impossible to have a reasonable discussion with fellow Christians who believe we are called to give unwavering support the modern secular nation state of Israel. This of course, has led me to try to figure out why this is the case. …

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Some Serious Questions I Have For All Those “Good Guys With Guns”

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin7Share+1RedditEmail So, you’re a good guy with a gun. I get it. I’ve seen the bumper sticker, heard the slogan a million times, and I even used to be one of you. I’m retired military, was an expert marksman, and was even awarded the Bronze Schützenschnur by the German army. I was a bonafide good …

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Bernie Isn’t Really That Radical (His Ideas Are Actually Quite Normal)

3K SharesShare3KTweetPin1Share+1RedditEmailI don’t endorse political candidates, and this piece is not an endorsement. However, as someone fascinated by culture (in less than 6 weeks I will *finally* be a Doctor of Intercultural Studies!), I can’t help but comment on the phenomenon of Bernie Sanders in American culture. Some people love him, and others appear outright frightened …

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No, The Super Bowl Isn’t The Largest Sex Trafficking Event In The World

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin3Share+1RedditEmail Perhaps you’ve seen it in your newsfeed this year or in a year past. Regardless of who published it, the article is likely to have a shocking headline similar to: “Super Bowl is Largest Human Trafficking Event”, or something to that effect. However, that claim is completely untrue. During my last 4 years …

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