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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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Pat Robertson, Christianity’s crazy uncle

November 10th, 2016
Pat Roberston's extreme rhetoric and insensitivity has diminished his influence. He needs to step down.
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InterVarsity authors and alumni protest policy terminating employees who support gay marriage

October 12th, 2016
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship faced widespread backlash after it announced last week it would begin “involuntarily terminating” employees who hold a theological position supporting gay marriage. In a a public letter obtained by Religion News Service, 40 IVP authors call on IVCF head Tom Lin to immediately replace the policy with one that makes space for opposing views.
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Segregation Is Still Alive at These Christian Schools

October 12th, 2016
Many non-Catholic Christian schools were started to be places of white sanctuary. This needs to change.
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InterVarsity’s Move on Gay Marriage

October 12th, 2016
InterVaristy will begin firing employees who voluntarily share that they have progressive views on marriage.
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Theologian Miroslav Volf makes a surprising case for one candidate

October 12th, 2016
Which candidate does Miroslav Volf think Christians should vote for?
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Billy Graham’s grandson on his near suicide and whether he’s planning a comeback

October 12th, 2016
Billy Graham’s grandson, Tullian Tchividjian, revealed this week that he was severely depressed and almost killed himself after extramarital affairs cost him his ministry and marriage. It seemed to me that there was more to this story so I spoke with Tullian about the details of that tumultuous period.
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Justin Bieber performs Christian worship at his concert

October 12th, 2016
Bieber's public display of faith in conjunction with his other shenanigans raises questions about whether it’s more helpful for celebrities to broadcast their faith or keep it to themselves.
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What a gay Christian rocker’s woes tell us about American Christianity

October 12th, 2016
In August, it seemed that Trey Pearson of “Everyday Sunday” would become the first openly gay artist to grace the stage at a major Christian music festival. But when he publicly announced that he would be performing at Joshua Fest, not everyone was excited about the milestone. Eleven members of Joshua Fest’s production team threatened to quit if Pearson performed, so event leaders dropped him from their roster.
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God, child abuse, and the limits of religious freedom in America

September 11th, 2016
Does religious freedom have limits? If so, then surely child abuse exceeds those limits.
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How the Christian ‘masculinity’ movement is ruining men

September 11th, 2016
The “masculinity crisis” is perpetuated in Christian self-help books like John Eldridge’s Wild At Heart, which ascribes glory to the man who conquers mountains, charges hills, and takes no prisoners (his loving wife excepted). What message do they send to those who connect more with God-as-the-great-Lover than God-as-the-ultimate-He-Man? Not much that’s biblical, in my view.
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