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Does Islam Oppress Women? A Feminist Says No

October 15, 2014

Let’s turn to the Qur’an and Hadith to find out what Islamic holy text has to say about women’s “equality.”

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Stephen Rankin: Learning from, Not Gloating Over Mark Driscoll’s Fall

August 13, 2014

A United Methodist pastor reflects on how we should seek to humbly learn from the recent fall of Pastor Mark Driscoll, and reject all gloating.

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IRD’s Chelsen Vicari to Join Christian Solidarity Trip to Israel

August 12, 2014

IRD Evangelical Action Director Chelsen Vicari will travel to Israel in August as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip.

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What We’re Really Saying

August 1, 2014

What evacuees fail to realize is that religion is inescapable if faith is to be in the plural. Religio (“to bind [together]”) is what happens when a faith is shared in common, across space and time.

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Why Millennial Men Must Care about the “War on Women”

July 17, 2014

Men should stay out of women’s business, they say. But as Christians and future husbands and fathers, women need men to engage in the “war on women” debate.

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How to Fight Evangelicals with Narrative, Part 2

July 10, 2014

Of course, the term “liberal Protestant” in the Millennial mind means the Mainlines, which conjure up the smell of must, organ bellows, cheap coffee, and watered-down Tang. That’s not hip or energetic enough.

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The Latest Threat to Evangelical Support for Israel

July 10, 2014

Conservative Christians have generally been known for their enthusiastic support for the Jewish state. But a new movement of young activists is seeking to change that.

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How to Fight Evangelicals with Narrative, Part 1

July 9, 2014

The story—a kind of anti-testimony, an un-come-to-Jesus moment—makes readers feel like this is a common occurrence, encouraging some while demoralizing others. It might be misleading, and it might even be rhetorical over-reach, but it is an effective strategy.

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Religious Liberty Victories and the Strange Fruit of Sour Grapes

July 1, 2014

Do not miss the dialectic of William James here: religion is really personal and individualistic. Everyone is free to make religion into whatever they “feel.” All is negotiable otherwise….

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Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby in Religious Liberty Case

June 30, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients.

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Compassionate Evangelicalism?

June 4, 2014

When “evangelicals” know and accept that the same hand that feeds them turns around and provides for the murder of unborn life, that’s not compassion. It’s despicable and it looks nothing like Jesus Christ.

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Men, Sin, and the #YesAllWomen Campaign

May 30, 2014

Emotional and physical harm against women is real. But resolution will never be found in hasty preconceived notions and finger pointing at men in the Church.