Month: January 2017

Fair Warning: Welcoming Immigrants & Refugees is a “Heaven or Hell” Issue

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Growing up Evangelical, we were often warned that some issues were “heaven or hell” issues. While even the most rigid among us recognized that some issues were open to differences of opinion or personal conviction, there are some moral issues where Jesus draws such a hard line that it becomes a “heaven or hell” …

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How Conservatives All Of A Sudden Became Against “Divisiveness”

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail I sat through eight long years of hearing president Obama criticized, mocked, and even outright slandered. From allegations of secretly being a Muslim, spinning conspiracy theories about the location of his birth, to the ins-and-outs of daily Chicken Little claims that he was on a rampage to destroy the nation, I heard it all. …

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The 5 Un-Presidential, Rare, or Wild Things We’ll See In A Trump Presidency

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail On January 20th, the unthinkable will become true: Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States. His candidacy was perhaps the most bizarre political candidacy in American history. I have little doubt that his presidency will be any different than his candidacy, so here are my top 5 predictions for …

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Republican Arrested For Grabbing A Woman By The You-Know-What

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail When America discovered that Donald Trump had been caught on tape saying he liked to grab women by the you-know-what, the people who had taught me that God’s ideal was for me to life a life of strict sexual purity quickly came to his defense. (How they went from teaching me that it’s not …

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If Rich Americans Weren’t So Greedy, We Wouldn’t Need Obamacare

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Donald Trump has yet to take the oath of office, but that hasn’t stopped the party of Christian values and pro-life ethic to already begin stripping healthcare away from the poor and vulnerable. Because, you know, nothing says “We love pro-life values” as much as taking healthcare away from people who will die without …

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No, Atheist Friends, The Bible Isn’t Just “Fairy Tale.”

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail When interacting with (some) atheists online, it isn’t a shocker to stumble upon some who begin a discussion with an overwhelming arrogance as they prepare to rain down their intellectual and moral superiority on you. I mean, let’s be honest: Every group has its hard-core Calvinists, right? (That’s a joke people. I don’t need more …

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Congratulations Anti-Trafficking Activists, You Just Put The People You “Care” About In Danger

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail January is Human Trafficking awareness month, and in a not-so stunning turn of events the federal government– bolstered by the efforts of anti-trafficking activists– just ensured that a lot of people are about to be in danger. In fact, these social justice advocates– well meaning, but many of whom don’t actually understand the dynamics …

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When Bad Theology Tricks You Into Praying To A Toy (Should We Pray To Saints?)

240 SharesShare239TweetPin1Share+1RedditEmailOnce in a while you see a story and you have a hard time deciding if it’s funny or sad. Such is the case with Gabriela Brandão’s grandmother in Brazil. Gabriela’s grandmother had spent years praying to “St. Anthony,” only to be informed by her granddaughter that she hadn’t been praying to St. Anthony at all. …

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