Formerly Fundie

No, The Gospel Isn’t “Good News” For Everyone

13K SharesShare13KTweetPin4Share+1Reddit8Email Over the years I’ve been fond of saying, “if the Gospel isn’t good news for everyone, it isn’t good news for anyone.” When I’ve said it, I believed it and said it with sincerity. I can also recognize that I said it in part to push-back against the faith of my youth which …

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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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