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This Woman Preacher Is Schooling The Christian Boys Club On The Crucifixion

May 21st, 2017
If you are embedded in a Catholic or conservative Protestant community, you might assume that theology is a man’s job. After all, most theological books are penned by male authors. Women are prohibited from becoming Catholic priests and are similarly forbidden from pastoring in many evangelical traditions. And most Christian conference rosters are dominated by male speakers. [...]
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Why I’ll Take Courageous Jen Hatmaker Over Her Cowardly Critics Any Day

May 16th, 2017
Does someone somewhere have a list of the nastiest character assassination attempts committed since the advent of the internet? And, if so, how many of the top spots are occupied by evangelical Christians? I think of evangelical pastor John Piper actually believing he had the authority to excommunicate then-pastor Rob Bell via Twitter because Bell [...]
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Forget Millennials. How Will Churches Reach Generation Z?

May 1st, 2017
For the last decade, church experts have been wrestling over the best ways to reach and retain “millennials,” which is a phrase the describes individuals born from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s. Data shows that many millennials leave the church during their college years, and some never return. The fastest growing religious identifier among this generation [...]
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The Gay, Conservative Christian Who Might Be Trump’s NATO Ambassador

April 27th, 2017
“I am writing to tell you that I am gay and I am a Christian.” That was the opening line of the letter Richard Grenell, a former United Nations official, sent his evangelical parents when he decided to come out in 1999. He had kept his sexual orientation a secret from them for years, but [...]
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Watch This Stunning Illustration Of Religious Peacemaking From Tribeca Film Festival

April 27th, 2017
A Hasidic Jewish man approaches a Muslim man on the streets of New York City. It sounds like the opening line to an inappropriate joke, but it’s actually a scene in a campaign put out by Tribeca Film Festival called “See Yourself in Others.” The stunning one-minute short film, which is posted below, features a [...]
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iPhones And The Risen Christ: What’s The Connection?

April 17th, 2017
A few years ago, Esther Emery was not a believer but she was burnt out. In a “desperate attempt for a reset,” she decided to take a year hiatus from technology. Surprisingly, her digital fast leads her into a profound experience with the Risen Christ and the faith she had previously rejected. Her book, “What Falls From the [...]
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How Feminists Have Failed Christian Women

April 17th, 2017
Championing “women’s issues” is not the same as championing women. That’s according to Allison Trowbridge, author of “Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning.” She claims that while feminists have focused on admittedly important political issues, they have often done so at the expense of personal development. And it’s time for that to change. While [...]
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Why Princeton’s Snub Of Tim Keller Should Outrage Progressives

March 24th, 2017
If you’re a conservative evangelical Christian who feels called to ministry, you’re welcome to attend Princeton Theological Seminary. But you’re not worthy of honor there. That’s the message sent by PTS’ president, Craig Barnes, today. In an email to faculty and students, Barnes announced he reversed his decision to honor Pastor Tim Keller with the [...]
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Turn Your Morning Routine Into A Worship Service

March 20th, 2017
Are your first waking moments holy or horrid? Are they animated by morning breath or the breath of God? In her book, “Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life,” Tish Harrison Warren says we can’t know God in the abstract, but only in the concrete. So she explores ways to transform your mundane [...]
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Ann Voskamp’s 3 Secrets to Writing with Irresistible Style

March 15th, 2017
The New York Times bestseller shares tips for making your writing rise above the pack.
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Ex-Gay Pioneer Joseph Nicolosi is Dead. Here’s Why it Matters.

March 15th, 2017
When I learned that “ex-gay therapy” pioneer Joseph Nicolosi had died, my first response was, “Thank God.” And not like, “Thank God, he’s in a better place.” More like, “Thank God he isn’t around to destroy any more gay and lesbian lives.” I don’t contend that this was the best response. Or the holiest. And [...]
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This Lent, I’m Giving Up Apologizing For Other Christians

March 15th, 2017
Some of this year’s most popular Lent sacrifices are booze, social media, and — believe it or not — Donald Trump. But I’ve decided to go a different direction and give up saying I’m sorry for all the Christian crap out there. I was inspired in this decision by Lillian Daniel’s book, “Tired of Apologizing for [...]
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Is AI a Threat to Christianity?

February 16th, 2017
In his relatively short tenure, Pope Francis has been hard at work welcoming spiritual seekers into the Catholic Church. He’s refused to judge LGBT people, sought to integrate divorced couples, and extended priests’ ability to forgive abortion. But Francis’s wide arms have arguably never stretched further than a mass in 2014 when he suggested the [...]
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Hurt By The Church? It’s Time To Talk About It

February 16th, 2017
In 2010, Barna Group released a poll indicating that 4 out of 10 non-church Americans claim they do not attend due to negative experiences with churches or congregants. Seven years later, I doubt the numbers have improved. Countless Americans have been hurt by a church’s negative teachings, oppressive policies, immoral leaders, rigid expectations and misbehaving members. But speaking [...]
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This Woman’s Abortion Story Will Challenge Your Beliefs – No Matter What They Are

February 16th, 2017
No matter which side of the abortion debate you’re on, Kassi Underwood will challenge your beliefs. In her book, “May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment After Abortion,” she admits her abortion was emotionally painful, which pro-lifers will like. But she claims her abortion led to enlightenment and brought her closer to God, which [...]
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