Month: February 2017

No, The Bible Doesn’t Command We “Stand With Israel”

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail When reporting or lamenting over the gross human rights violations and genocide by the modern state of Israel against the Palestinian people, many Christians immediately freak the heck out. In fact, I am often told that I am “not a Christian” because I dare criticize the state of Israel’s behavior, as if blind support …

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Camel Through The Eye Of A Needle? Or Have You Been Reading The Bible Wrong?

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Have you been reading the Bible wrong this whole time? Probably– but I’ll try to help sort that out for you. One of the most famous sayings of Jesus is “It is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of …

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Biblical Salvation: How It’s Possible To Be A Christian And Still Not Be “Saved”

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin6Share+1RedditEmailGrowing up evangelical, one of the primary questions we were taught to ask strangers was: “Are you saved?” Or, better yet: “If you died tonight do you know where you’d go?” The concept of being saved was pretty simple, really: You’re a sinner headed for hell, Jesus died to take your punishment, and if …

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There’s Only Two Types Of “Christian” (And You Should Be Able To Tell The Difference)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmailAs one who studies culture for a living– most specifically, religious culture, I will tell you that technically there are over 40,000 Christian sects in the world. But realistically? There’s only two kinds of Christian– and honestly, I’m tired of pretending there’s not. It doesn’t matter what kind (denomination) of Christian you are; there are still only …

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5 Ways To Be Political The Way Jesus & Early Christians Were Political

9K SharesShare9KTweetPin12Share+1Reddit45Email Some say that Christianity by nature is political. To a great degree, that’s absolutely true– though I think we must be careful to not simply leave it there as if Christianity is political in the way the world is political– because it’s not. Christianity is political precisely because it declares that “Jesus is Lord.” …

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Dear Conservatives: Since When Did You Start Loving Executive Orders?

2K SharesShare2KTweetPin4Share+1RedditEmailDear Conservatives, You know, I’ve been watching– and here’s a funny thing: my memory isn’t too shabby. I watched you in my newsfeed for eight long years. I listened to you on the news, and on radio talk shows. I read the articles you wrote. A lot of us did. And here’s the thing: …

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