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rob bell • My birthday is coming and water changes...

My birthday is coming and water changes everything.<p>August 23rd is my birthday and this year I’ll be turning 43.<p>Now we all know that the older you …

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Rob Bell Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Recently I wrote concerning Rob Bell, the enormously popular preacher and author. I encouraged Bell to reach out to his sisters and brothers in mainline Christianity, many of whom are buying his books and other products and who have shared some of his theological sensibilities for a very long …

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Rainbow Communion Bread: Jay Bakker's Revolution Church Celebrates Minnesota Marriage Equality

On May 14, Minnesota became the 12th state to sign gay marriage into law as Governor Mark Dayton signed its marriage equality bill and said "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should certainly include the right to marry the person you love."<p>Two days before, the Rev. Jay Bakker presided over …

Why Aren’t More Intellectuals Believers?

“God’s alright when he isn’t making bears eat children, you know?”<p>I didn’t. But this was just one of the arguments that would be lobbed at me by my …

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Abandoned Churches Are Eerily Beautiful (PHOTOS)

Though churches are normally places where people gather for spiritual fellowship, confession, or for quiet contemplation, these sacred spaces have been abandoned to the elements, their naves and pews standing silent and empty. Nonetheless, they still have a haunting beauty which comes through in …

What is religion?, part 4: divinity, God and 'real' religion | Andrew Brown

Can you have a religion not based around the Abrahamic idea of a God who could, if he wished, behave like a mafia boss?<p>One of the most unnerving passages in Robert Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution is the section where he examines the central Jewish and Christian idea of a covenant with God. He …