Month: January 2018

The *Actual* Persecution of Christians In Trump’s America

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin8Share+1Reddit6EmailThose on the Religious Right claim that Trump is a Christian president who cares about Christian values. Those on the Religious Right also claim that Trump is going to protect Christians from being persecuted for practicing their faith. But those who are on the front lines of being the hands and feet of Jesus know …

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What About A Vagina Makes It So Hard To Teach The Bible?

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8EmailWe all know what people like John Piper think about women preaching and teaching the Bible from a church pulpit: That kind of thing is a boys only job. A follower recently asked him, “Should women be allowed to teach at seminary?” and I guess none of us were really surprised with his reply: That …

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The Difficult Task of Including the Excluders at God’s Big Table

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8Email  During an interview the other day I was asked if progressive-minded Christians such as myself are hypocritical– if we are people who preach inclusion, while excluding some of our more conservative brothers and sisters. At first I agreed with the premise of his question… sort of. I believe we as Progressive Christians have …

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Conservative Christian: Tell Me Again About How You’re “Pro-Family”?

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8EmailA hallmark of being a conservative Christian is supposedly being “pro-life”. In the age of Trump and “nuke em’ all,” we of course know that the modern concept of being pro-life is a total farce– right along with the second hallmark of being a conservative Christian: The claim of being “pro-family.” Now, I think it’s …

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Dear Evangelicals: Is Trump Still “Pro-Life” If He Gets Us All Killed?

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit6EmailWhen a variety of evangelical arguments failed to morally justify support for Donald Trump in the past presidential election, their argument ultimately boiled down to this: “But, but, but… he’s pro-life.” On one hand, I get the argument. The question of “Who will best preserve and uphold life?” is a critical question to me. And …

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