Benjamin L. Corey

If You Think Trump Was Picked By God, You Might Want to Read the Rest of That Bible Story

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8Email  My Christian brothers and sisters on the Religious Right seem to be quite fond of claiming that God himself had a direct role in making Donald Trump president. I recall Franklin Graham claimed that Trump’s rise to the American Throne was so bizarre that the only explanation could be that God himself was …

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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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Core Values the Religious Right Taught Me, But Abandoned in the Age of Trump

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin5Share+1Reddit8EmailI was a child of the Religious Right. From my 777 “To Hell With The Devil” t-shirt, to reading Like Lambs to the Slaughter so I could explain to my English teacher how her guided “relaxation” technique was demonic, I was programmed well. I grew up and eventually became an adult in the Religious Right. …

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When Someone Far Away Loves You, Too (#Giving Tuesday)

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit7EmailWhen we first think about poverty in other countries around the world, some of the first images that come to mind tend to be mental images of poverty in warm climates such as Africa or India. However, cold-weather poverty is a unique reality in the world and presents its own set of challenges. While …

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