Month: June 2016

10 Things Donald Trump Might Not Realize About Becoming “Born-Again”

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmailDonald Trump is a born again Christian– or so they say. And by they, I mean Focus on the Family’s Dr. James Dobson, who recently claimed that he had first-hand knowledge that Trump recently accepted Christ and that he was now a “baby Christian” in need of our prayers. Of course, this demonstrates the amazing …

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Is Christian Universalism Compatible With Free Will? Justice? Hell?

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail As many know, I have long been a proponent of the view of Annihilationism, which is the view that instead of hell, those who refuse to accept God cease to exist. The other day I was honest about the fact that I am rethinking my position in favor of Universal Redemption, which is essentially …

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The Orlando Massacre & The Ethical Dilemma for Conservative Christians

409 SharesShare409TweetPinShare+1RedditEmail What happened in Orlando recently is certainly worthy of outrage and action. 49 people killed in cold blood, and many more lying in hospital beds wounded. Between the lives cut short, and the lives that will never be the same, Orlando should be a moment the nation does not soon forget. Certainly tragedies, …

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Why The Anti-Trafficking Movement Ignores The Voices Of Sex Workers

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail When I was part-way through doctoral work that included conducting extensive field-based research in the world of human trafficking, I had a small crisis: What I was learning and discovering did not line up with what I believed going into the study. I had a few experiences previously that initially triggered me to reconsider the …

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We Do It Better When We Do It Together: What I Learned In The Dominican Republic

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail I grew up in the United States, which means I grew up in an individualistic culture. Human cultures are oriented on certain frameworks, and one of them is a balance between collectivism (focusing on what’s good for the group) versus individualism (placing a higher value on the individual). This individualistic approach to seeing the …

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Franklin Graham Wants Bella Abzug To Speak Up For Women– But There’s Just One Problem

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmailFranklin Graham, in his never-ending quest to define one of the largest religions in the world by minority extremists, is wondering why Bella Abzug is refusing to denounce “Islam’s treatment of women.” Yesterday he posted on Facebook in response to what I agree, is an outrageous proposal in Pakistan to allow wife-beating. The proposal was submitted …

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