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The death penalty killed Jesus. Is it killing us, too?

September 8th, 2016
Amid the seismic shifts happening within American Christianity, a growing number of the faithful now oppose the death penalty. Though evangelical Christians have generally favored the death penalty, even the National Association of Evangelicals has shrunk back from its previously supportive stance. Enter Shane Claiborne, an evangelical leader and author who has recently released a book, “Executing Grace: How the death penalty killed Jesus and why it is killing us.”
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Trump Isn’t Relying on Faith Alone; Hires Palin’s Religious-Outreach Director

August 19th, 2016
Donald Trump Isn't Relying on Faith Alone. H Hires Palin's Religious-Outreach Director Donald Trump isn't relying on faith alone. He has hired Sarah Palin's former religious-outreach director, Pam Pryor.
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How Shauna Niequist became successful by not trying to be

August 19th, 2016
Shauna Niequist achieves literary success not by playing the game and using her name, but by being her raw, authentic self.
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Compare Wayne Grudem’s comments about Rudy Giuliani to his Trump endorsement

August 19th, 2016
Wayne Grudem has some explaining to do. To oppose Giuliani, Grudem argued that character mattered. To support Trump, Grudem argues that “flawed” character isn’t disqualifying.
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Why Trump-Loving Christians Owe Bill Clinton an Apology

August 10th, 2016
Does this signal an end to meaningful evangelical power and influence?
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Sex outside of marriage can be holy, says Christian minister.

August 1st, 2016
I suspect that McCleneghan’s book on sex that seeks to free Christians from shame will be persuasive to many believers who feel some cognitive dissonance when it comes to sex.
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Wayne Grudem, Donald Trump, and admitting when you’re not an expert

July 31st, 2016
A theologian makes the case for Trump. Did he overstep?
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Krista Tippett on the Secret to Overcoming the Fear We Feel

July 18th, 2016
Things are tense. But Krista points us back to wisdom.
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The Conservative, Christian Case for Working Women

July 18th, 2016
An evangelical Christian and avowed feminist argues that God intends every woman to work.
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The Awkward Love Story of Trump and American Evangelicals

June 30th, 2016
The presidential candidate has been cozying up to conservative Christians. Recently, they’ve been cozying back.
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Can you be religious without knowing it?

June 30th, 2016
An interview with David Dark on his book "Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious" in which he argues that even though the word “religion” gets a bad rap these days we shouldn’t just stop using it.
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Russell Moore on LGBT at Justice Conference: hateful or helpful?

June 15th, 2016
What happens when one of America’s most outspoken conservative Christians speaks at the largest Christian conference focused on progressive social justice issues? All hell breaks loose, that’s what. Attendees of The Justice Conference (TJC) fell silent on June 4 when Russell Moore delivered a keynote talk decrying “the violent act” of abortion. But silence gave way to protest when the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s political arm shifted [...]
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The secret Christian message in a highly-anticipated horror film

June 15th, 2016
When one thinks of great horror films, one does not often think of the Christian gospel. But when Christian screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes wrote The Conjuring  (2013), the second highest grossing original horror film behind The Exorcist, that’s exactly what they had in mind. The film was intended to portray God’s victory over evil and concluded with [...]
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Christian rock star comes out as gay in letter to the world

May 31st, 2016
“I don’t mean to cry. It’s just been such a long time coming.” Trey Pearson, 35, was overcome with emotion halfway into our first interview, and it is easy to understand why. For the past 15 years, he’s been the lead singer of the popular Christian rock band “Everyday Sunday.” But he decided to put his career on [...]
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