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A St. Louisan’s Prayer

November 26, 2014

UM Action Director John Lomperis offers this reflection and prayers on the violence recently engulfing his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Paul Preaching in Athens by Raphael. Source: Wiki Commons

In Defense of Comparing Culture War Issues to Cannibalism and Other Sordid Things

November 26, 2014

Next to eating turkey, debating religion and politics with family members and loved ones around the holidays is a cherished part of that tradition.

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Hell is Unjust, but So Is Heaven

November 25, 2014

One of the most common objections I’ve encountered when discussing the Christian teaching on hell is its eternal nature. Ostensibly, hell is objectionable because it is by definition unjust. Damnation, being eternal, cannot possibly…


Sacrifice for the Particular in Interstellar

November 24, 2014

In Interstellar, love of particular individuals guides the protagonist’s actions, rather than abstract humanity.


Rick Warren Challenges Christians to Resist the Sexual Revolution

November 23, 2014

“The Church cannot be salt and light in a crumbling culture if we cave into the sexual revolution and if we fail to provide a counter culture witness,” warned Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback…

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Churches and Obama’s Executive Amnesty

November 21, 2014

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler has critiqued President Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants as a “danger to separation of powers” that “should be unconstitutional.” Mohler, before Obama’s speech, noted…

An Israeli Priest Defends Israel

November 21, 2014

Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest in Yafia, near Nazareth, made news in 2012 when he publicly urged Israeli Christians of Arab descent to join the Israel Defense Forces. Since then, he’s become…

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New LGBT “Gospel Truth” Appears at Washington, DC, Church Conference

November 20, 2014

The “culture war is, finally, at long last, coming to a close,” declared the male-to-female transgender Baptist minister Allyson Robinson on November 6 in Washington, DC’s National City Christian Church (NCCC). West Point graduate…

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Protestants Should Heed the Pope This Week

November 18, 2014

Pope Francis has offered counsel over the last week that culturally adrift Protestants and Evangelicals especially should heed the timeless truths regarding human life intrinsic to Christian faith and organic to nature itself, not…

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Fr. Robert Arida: Why Don’t You Become Episcopalian?

November 7, 2014

A great many of those who ‘debunk’ traditional…values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process. C.S. Lewis, “The Abolition of Man” Whenever you hear…

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Surrogacy and Christian Compassion

November 4, 2014

Surrogacy has been a hot topic recently internationally and domestically. Just last week, Israel took one step closer to legalizing gestational surrogacy contracts for virtually anyone desiring to be a parent. Israel’s Health Minister,…

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Nuns in Glass Buses

November 3, 2014

After helping to re-elect President Obama in 2012 and advocating for immigration reform in 2013, Sr. Simone Campbell and the Nuns on a Bus have returned for the 2014 midterm elections.  Sr. Campbell, who…