Month: August 2017

Pope Francis Is NOT A Champion Of The Marginalized

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit6EmailPope Francis has, by and large, been lauded by many progressive Christians since the earliest days of his papacy– I have been one of them. In fact, in 2015 I was interviewed by CNN as one of a variety of non-Catholic faith leaders who liked and respected him, even going so far as to …

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Dear Religious Right: Didn’t You Just Finish Telling Me You Believe in Violence Against Nazis?

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8EmailI have a serious and honest question for my friends on the Religious Right, because what you told me recently has left me confused as to your actual position. An American city saw terror descended upon it by a bunch of proud, white supremacist nazis– people who hold what most of us, whether liberal, conservative, …

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Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith (A new book from Benjamin L. Corey)

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1RedditEmailFriends of Formerly Fundie: As some of you may have seen on Facebook, I have spent the last year and a half quietly in the background plugging away at what became the most intense spiritual experience of my life.  Now that this season of my life has come full circle, I am back in …

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Franklin Graham: Blame White Terrorism On Those Who Voted To Remove The Racist Monument

14K SharesShare14KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit6Email  What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today (my head is about to #$@ing explode edition) As a Christian, I am almost at a loss for words. Over the course of time, there has been no shortage of things Franklin Graham has been wrong about. Nor has there been any shortage of issues where he boldly …

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How *Some* Progressive Parenting Might Push Kids Toward Fundamentalism (Or Even Worse)

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8Email (Addendum: a point several have missed in this article is that it is not a critique of how all anti-fundamentalist type parents raise their kids. I am an unfundamentalist parent, and proudly so. This is a self-critique of my own parenting that I came to see through honest conversations with other parents like …

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Some Things You Should Know About That Couple You Unwelcomed From Your Church

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail So you’re a Christian church goer. The sign on your church says “all are welcome” and you take great pride in telling people about your church, and inviting them to attend. When they arrive, you have greeters and hospitality teams who run right up to them, making sure they know the sign was right– …

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