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Let's Remember the Biblical Women at Easter

It is almost Easter, when 70 percent of Americans commemorate the death of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection. Most of the traditional Easter stories and pageants celebrated in churches remember the male disciples and their supporting roles, from the all-male Last Supper to Judas' betrayal to …

The Muslim Jesus

The Christian world celebrates the resurrection of Jesus in the festival of Easter. For almost all Christians, Jesus is the Son of God who died to save mankind. Islam rejects this belief and views Jesus, also known as <i>Isa</i>, as a Prophet and the Messiah of the Israelites. So who was this Muslim …

The Religious Liberty to Support Gay Marriage

"Religious liberty" is the buzzword of those who are trying to stop the now nearly inevitable legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Recognition of same-sex marriages, they argue, will constitute a real and immediate threat to the religious liberty of people and churches who oppose it.<p>I'm not sure …

The War on Easter

On the O'Reilly Report last week, right-wing political commentator Bill O'Reilly declared that the "Judeo-Christian tradition is under attack" in certain American public school districts. The issue at stake was the decision of five school districts to rename Easter eggs and bunnies spring eggs and …

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Christians must oppose torture: Column

Those who worship Jesus — the most famously tortured man in history — ought to be the greatest opponents of the kind of tortures he endured.<p>In the 1950s and early 1960s, trend-setting comedian Lenny Bruce often said, "If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic schoolchildren would be wearing …

Womenpriests Movement Grows Despite Censure

<b>By Megan O'Neil Religion News Service</b><p>(RNS) If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of all.<p>Yet the ordination of Catholic women within the Womenpriests movement, which flaunts Roman Catholic Church law forbidding the practice, …

Tim Keller on Homosexuality and Biblical Authority: Different Crisis, Same Problem.

April 1, 2013 by Peter Enns<p>In a recent Ethics and Public Policy Center forum, Tim Keller spoke to a group of journalists and was asked about his …

Cleansing the Temple: Jesus' Act of Social Protest

During the week before Easter, in the midst of all the sacred processions, weird reenactments, vacationing and feasting, I always find it helpful to revisit the "cleansing of the Temple" story to try and understand its full significance and meaning -- not only as it relates to the death of Jesus of …

Paul does not teach substitutionary atonement

I realize this entry jumps far ahead into 1 Corinthians, but as it has to do with the past Easter weekend I felt I had to post this. The following is …

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Jimmy Carter vs. the SBC/Driscoll/Victoria’s Secret: A Sea Change?

Jimmy Carter vs. the SBC/Driscoll/Victoria’s Secret: A Sea Change?<p>April 4, 2013 by Christian Piatt<p>Jimmy Carter offered an open letter a few years …

Thank God, Persecution Is Coming

April 4, 2013 by Rob Davis<p>It seems that almost no one thinks that “our side” has lost. It’s only a matter of time until same sex marriage has become …

‘God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean’ (No. 2)

‘God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean’ (No. 2)<p>April 4, 2013 by Fred Clark<p>Slowly, but surely, we’re winning this …

The Absurd Legalism of Gender Roles: Exhibit C – “As long as I can’t see her…”

How to Avoid a Religious Apocalypse: 6 Changes the Church Needs to Make

We are headed for a religious apocalypse -- if we are to believe the statistics and the commentators, that is. Study after study tells us that Americans are leaving religion in droves, with the number of spiritual but not religious (SBNR) increasing dramatically. In fact, the "nones," as they are …

Sexual Violence & Christianity: Resources for Action

April 11, 2013 by Caryn Riswold<p>April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center describes this as a time “<i>to</i> …

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Soulforce sabotages Christian Supremacy through radical analysis, spiritual healing and strategic direct action.

Statement on Black Lives Matter<p>We come to you today with Soulforce-flavored analysis, suggestions, and the stories and recommendations of many strong …

definitions and a history lesson, part three

First, I want to send a general thank-you and shout-out to everyone who participated in my invitation to discuss fundamentalism yesterday. So many of …

I'm Coming Out (Gasp!)...as an Unfundamentalist Christian ;)

I'm Coming Out (Gasp!)...as an Unfundamentalist Christian ;)<p>I've felt for a long time now that I just didn't quite "click" with the traditional …

Whosoever Magazine

We Are All God's people <br>and What That Means for Christianity<p><b>By: Dan Greshel</b><p>Our human search for God and being people of God has been a long and ever …

Jesus said, "I Am the Way..." But What Does that Really Mean?

Jesus said "I am the way...no one comes to God but through me" (John 14:6). But what does that really mean?<p>For years, I was taught that it meant Jesus was the only way to God. That is to say, if you did not "believe" in Jesus, you could not know God. And, of course, that raises an entirely …