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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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A Large Colorado Congregation Just Became LGBT-Inclusive. Here’s Why It Matters (COMMENTARY)

February 1st, 2017
(RNS) In 2009, a friend told me that the prominent evangelical leaders who were pro-LGBT could all fit into a minivan. I struggled to prove him wrong. But over the last eight years, a number of evangelical scholars have argued for alternate readings of key biblical texts that would make space for LGBT relationships. Evangelical [...]
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Author: Jesus Didn’t Believe In ‘Original Sin’ And Neither Should We

January 25th, 2017
For many traditionalist Christians, the doctrine of “original sin” is a sacred cow. But author Danielle Shroyer hopes to send it to the slaughter house with her book, “Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place.” The doctrine of “original sin” asserts that human nature was corrupted due to the first sin by Adam and Eve and, [...]
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Welcome To The Trump Era. Hold Onto Your Hope.

January 25th, 2017
Tomorrow at noon, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America. Depending on your political persuasion, reading that line either stirs your sense of hope or saps it. Enter Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer who directed the outgoing president’s faith outreach during his 2012 reelection campaign. Wear has just written [...]
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Can Evangelicals Help Trump Thaw Relations With Russia?

January 25th, 2017
Reagan’s Cold War allies want to build bridges with Putin.
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How to love each other (and ourselves) despite our differences

January 6th, 2017
The son of a popular Christian author talks about his struggle to embrace his uniqueness.
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Marginalizing Russell Moore is grave mistake for Southern Baptists

January 6th, 2017
Southern Baptists are threatening to withhold funds from Moore’s agency. But they need him more than he needs them.
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Richard Mouw: Despite Trumpism, I’m not quitting evangelicalism

January 6th, 2017
Anti-Trump evangelicals claim they are giving up on the movement. Richard Mouw, an influential theologian and author, explains why he’s not.
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Should Anti-Trump Evangelicals Leave the Movement?

January 6th, 2017
Should Anti-Trump Evangelicals Leave the Movement? Members disillusioned by support for the president-elect can more easily effect change if they stay put.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. on turning down Trump’s Cabinet position

December 3rd, 2016
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. believes that Donald Trump “will become America’s greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” But that wasn’t enough to persuade him to accept Trump’s offer to become secretary of education, he said. Falwell told RNS the decision was due to concerns for the health of his family and the university he [...]
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Ann Voskamp answers tough questions about a word that can both harm and heal

November 10th, 2016
An interview with Ann Voskamp on her new book, The Broken Way.
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Jen Hatmaker: Trump, Black Lives Matter, gay marriage and more

November 10th, 2016
Best-selling author and HGTV star Jen Hatmaker says her first political memory is of being at a church service and finding a voters guide in her bulletin. The pamphlet did not strike her as odd or off-putting, despite encouraging congregants to “vote straight-ticket Republican.” As she says: “The way it had always been explained to me was the Republican [...]
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IVP responds to authors’ protest of controversial gay marriage termination policy

November 10th, 2016
IVP has finally responded to their authors' protests of their controversial gay marriage termination policy by allowing an exception for their authors.
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