The Bible & Theology

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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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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The Ultimate Ways We Can Reduce and Prevent Terrorism

505 SharesShare503TweetPin2Share+1RedditEmail We live in a world that is sadly marked by violence and terrorism. It seems like very few days go by, if any at all, without some horrible act of terror or random violence. Even as I write this, news reports are flowing in of yet another terrorist act– this time in England. …

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No, Christian Pacifists Are Not Cowards (But Christian Gun-Slingers Might Be)

1K SharesShare1KTweetPin1Share+1RedditEmail I am a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, which naturally means I am a Christian Pacifist. I refuse to use violence against my enemies or intentionally harm them in any way, even if they harm me. I will love my enemies, I will die for my enemies, but I will never kill my …

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Principles Christians Should Remember In A World At The Brink Of War

527 SharesShare527TweetPinShare+1RedditEmailLast night many of us went to bed hearing the news that the United States has more formally entered the ongoing conflict in Syria by unleashing nearly 60 missiles onto a Syrian airbase. While the use of chemical weapons against their own citizens was surely a crime against humanity that warrants action by all nations, …

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Liberty University To Spend $1 Million On The Homeless. I Mean, On A Gun Range.

16K SharesShare16KTweetPin2Share+1RedditEmail Liberty University, the nation’s largest Christian university, has recently announced that it has at least a million dollars to blow. As people who profess to follow Jesus and teach young men and women to do the same, one would expect having an extra million dollars to spend could be put to some good causes …

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Driven To Suicide: When Violence Doesn’t Feel So Violent

106 SharesShare106TweetPinShare+1RedditEmail One of the most frequent and consistent topics I have taught on over the years is the topic of nonviolence. I am firmly of the belief that following Jesus requires a commitment to living a life of nonviolent enemy love– something Jesus claimed was the ultimate evidence that one is a child of God. …

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