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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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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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