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Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual …

LGBTQI

"The sprinkled blood that speaks a better word" - Brad Jersak · Christianity Without the Religion/Plain Truth Ministries

<i>The cry of Abel’s blood echoes through the pages of sacred scripture, as does the “better word” of the sprinkled blood of God’s firstborn:</i><p><b>Genesis 4</b><p><b>10</b> …

Theology

Swastika, Stars and Bars Hang from Same Pole: Christians Must Resist Racism and its Symbols

August 10, 2018 by Rev. Jen Butler<p>To mark the one-year anniversary of a reprehensible rally in Charlottesville, Va., that killed one and wounded …

Rights & Freedoms

Diana Butler Bass: Bread Enough for All

In 2016, Netflix produced a series called, Cooked, based on food-writer Michael Pollan's book about how basic ingredients are transformed into food …

Bread

As it happened

Ruth 2<p>Perhaps you heard it – the verb that is the axis of the second chapter of Ruth, one that is repeated over and over again.<p>Glean.<p>We hear the word …

Sexual Harassment

Jürgen Moltmann’s Systematic Contributions (and Original Trinity)

I own shelves of Jürgen Moltmann's books and read everything published with Moltmann's name on it, whether it was written by Moltmann or written …

Theology

There's Blood on the Streets of Mr. Jefferson's Town

The white supremacist terror in Charlottesville was a reminder that the American experiment contains the mechanism of its own destruction.<p><i>All over the South, the statues came down, but there was blood on the streets of Mr. Jefferson's town.</i><p>It is one year now from the day on which actual Nazis made …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump and Sessions Never Had a Plan—Except Cruelty

The United States' current policies towards asylum-seekers are morally repugnant.<p>There was no plan. There never was a plan. There ever was only cruelty, and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and his bone-deep dislike for anyone browner than himself—and Sessions is so white he has no shadow. They …

Immigration

“No More of This!” (Why Jesus Armed and Disarmed Peter)

<b>“No More of This!” (Why Jesus Armed and Disarmed Peter)</b> <i><br>Brian Zahnd</i>It’s soon after midnight. We’re in an ancient olive grove with a full moon shining …

New Testament

Willow Creek Church elders resign amid new allegations against founding pastor

The entire board of elders at Willow Creek Community Church will step down to allow the church to make a “fresh start” after allegations of sexual …

Sexual Harassment

Hiroshima: The Anti-Transfiguration

<b>Hiroshima: The Anti-Transfiguration</b> <i> <br>Brian Zahnd</i><b>“And Jesus was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became</b> …

Hiroshima

Ernst Käsemann on why the gospels are ahistorical and unauthentic

Ernst Käsemann argues that all four gospels are <i>almost</i> entirely ahistorical and unauthentic! It's a shocking conclusion, supported with a sound …

Theology

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

United Methodists debate, lobby and worry in advance of LGBT decision

(RNS) — The United Methodist Church's decade-long debate over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage is heading for a showdown in February that will …

United Methodist

Stop Eating Chicken Breasts That Have White Stripes ASAP

Fair warning: This may make you a little queasy.<p>An animal activist group wants you to think twice before chowing down on that grilled chicken sandwich. A video by Compassion in World Farming is urging meat-lovers to learn about "white striping," a muscle disorder affecting chicken breasts. …

Cooking

The Clobber Verses: Six scriptures cited at gays, lesbians, same-sex relationships, and the LGBTQ+ - The PostBarthian

The Bible rarely addresses homosexuality, and all modern theological and ethical discussions of same-sex relationships are based roughly on six bible …

Theology

21 Low-Key Brilliant Camping Hacks To Try Out

Here's how to make your next trip even better.

This Guy Lost 30 Pounds In 3 Months By Following These Simple Tips

"Three months before my wedding, I had a realization: I don't want to be an obese groom."<p>Three months before my wedding, I had a realization: I didn't want to be an obese groom. This was not hyperbole. My 5'9'' frame tipped the scales at 231 pounds, which meant I easily qualified as obese, …

Bearable Stories

For Sunday July 15, 2018<p><i>Lectionary Readings</i> (Revised Common Lectionary, Year B)<p>Amos 7:7-15<br>Psalm 85:8-13<br>Ephesians 1:3-14<br>Mark 6:14-29<p>"All sorrows can …

The World Bargain on Asylum Is Unraveling

The United States isn’t the only country struggling to deal with a surge in people seeking refuge.<p>In one sense, the Trump administration’s actions against migrants fleeing violence and deprivation in Central America have made the United States a glaring global outlier.<p>“The U.S. is the only country …

Immigration

'We Will Prevail.' Jon Stewart Takes Over The Late Show to Speak Directly to Trump

Jon Stewart returned to his late show roots on Thursday to give his former <i>Daily Show</i> colleague a break from hosting <i>The Late Show</i> and to address the …

‘No person in America should be too poor to live’: Ocasio-Cortez explains democratic socialism to Colbert

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who stunned 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley in a Democratic congressional primary this week, continued a media blitz on Thursday night, appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”<p>Foremost on the host’s agenda was learning what the 28-year-old means when she …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

So you’re thinking of voting for a pro-choice candidate...

<b>I’m pro-life.</b> Or, put another way, I believe the sacred personhood of an individual begins before birth and continues throughout life, and I believe …

Pro-choice

Ecclesiastes with Pete Enns

Pete takes us into the somber book of Ecclesiastes. He cautions us against an optimistic reading as the author intends to question everything -- even …

Criticism of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (feat. Eberhard Jüngel)

Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA) is one of many atonement theories, and is the most commonly held theory among evangelicals today. Sadly, Penal …

Bishop Curry's Royal Wedding Sermon Was Wholly Un-British, Amazing, and Necessary

The Royals could not handle it.<p>When we all dragged ourselves out of bed before sunrise on Saturday to watch the Royal Wedding, we expected tradition. Stiff British upper lips. Fascinators.<p>We did not expect to be taken to <i>church</i>.<p>But I’ll be damned if The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the first …

The 25 Best Board-Game Mobile Apps

The current golden age of tabletop gaming has also led to a similar surge in apps that adapt board games to tablets and phones, with new ones …

Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

<b>(CNN) —</b> As if we needed another thing to divide America.<p>Some people who listen to this audio file hear one thing; others hear something completely different. It's like it was put on the internet just to sow discord.<p>Introducing: the Yanny-Laurel debate that's fractured the internet.<p>So what do you …

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