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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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Sometimes, We’ve Got to Put the Theological Gas Cans Down.

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8EmailI make no apologies for being a theological bridge-burner and for the years I’ve spent both personally and publicly deconstructing my old faith structure. As a post-evangelical who, like countless others, has been in a slow process of untangling many of the beliefs of my youth, my faith has been in a long season …

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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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Christian Ghosting: The Destructive Christian Practice We Don’t Talk About

47K SharesShare47KTweetPin26Share+1Reddit104Email I don’t think I believe in ghosts– I suppose I’m open to the possibility, but never in my life have I seen an apparition of anything ghost-like. But while I don’t believe in ghosts, I have been “ghosted” and it remains one of the more painful and destructive experiences in my whole life. …

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Yes, There’s An American Christian Taliban– and Yes, We Need To Stand Against Them

9K SharesShare9KTweetPin17Share+1RedditEmail I am a Christian. I grew up in Sunday School memorizing Bible stories as the teacher illustrated and taught each one on an old green felt board. I grew up going to Church not just on Sunday mornings, but Sunday evenings, too. And of course, there was the Wednesday night prayer meeting as …

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For Those Who Say “It’s The Job Of The Church To Care For The Sick, Not The Government’s!”

16K SharesShare16KTweetPin17Share+1RedditEmail Okay, my fellow Christians. We should chat. Last week the House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare, and a lot of you were actually celebrating this development even though estimates are that at least 24 million people will lose access to healthcare if this bill becomes law. When pressed as to why the people …

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God Can’t Be In The Presence of Sin? (And Other Crap About God We Mindlessly Repeat)

1K SharesShare1KTweetPin3Share+1RedditEmail Growing up evangelical, you’ve probably heard this answer to the question, “Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?” “Well, Johnny or Susie, it’s because God can’t be in the presence of sin.” They will often go on to explain how sin is so intolerable to God, that he can’t be anywhere …

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The Wicked Idolatry of Pat Robertson (Jesus, and ONLY Jesus, Is Our Hope)

908 SharesShare907TweetPin1Share+1RedditEmail Pat Robertson has said some crazy things over the years. Some of them are amusing. Some of them are dangerous… And some of them are pure idolatrous. The other day on the 700 club, Pat said something that stepped far outside of any legitimate form of Christianity, and strayed so far into idolatry, that …

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