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Bill Maher smacks down GOP’s “supply-side Jesus”

“It exposed just how little the so-called Christians of the far right believe in what Jesus actually said.”<p>Sarah Burris<p>October 3, 2015 11:48am (UTC)<p>If there's one thing Bill Maher knows about it's Jesus. On Friday's <i>Real Time</i>, the former Catholic chastised the GOP for lying about Jesus's record, …

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …

President George W. Bush’s ‘Provocative’ Question Changed This Famous Journalist’s Life

Former “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory has made a name for himself in the political arena, but some might be surprised to learn that the celebrated journalist chose an entirely different subject to tackle in his first book: personal faith.<p>Describing his search for religious truth as …

Where is God?

Where is God?<p>It seems like a child's question, a theological query during bedtime prayers or following a holy day at church or synagogue. Usually, the first answer we learned was simple, certain, and reliable: God is in heaven.<p>But "Where is God?" is not really a child's question. It is a question …

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Mother's Amazing Response To Entitled Teen (Photo)

Estella Havisham, a mother to a 13 year old boy, found herself in a parenting predicament. Her son was acting entitled and independent so she took to …

Late husband added to family photos to help new mom cope

An Arizona photographer has created a memory for one of her clients that she thought she would never have – a family portrait including her late husband who tragically died before their son was born.<p>Stephanie Summers was five months pregnant when her husband, Tauberan, a paramedic, was killed in a …

He Hated Christianity and Decided to Covertly Attend a Bible Study to ‘Dismantle’ Biblical Arguments. Then, This Happened.

Something entirely unexpected happened when a teenager decided to attend a Bible study and pretend to be a Christian in an effort to “dismantle” biblical arguments: he came to embrace the very faith he so fervently sought to deride.<p>Caleb Kaltenbach, who decades later is now the pastor of Discovery …

Riot Fest 2015: The successes, the failures and a whole lotta mud

Riot Fest weekend was once again about success and failure, great music and an event that could use some weather luck. The Douglas Park venue was new but the story was the same as last year, taking in tunes while ankle-deep in mud.<p>In Chicago's music festival landscape, Pitchfork is for the …