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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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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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