Warriors as Exemplars of Faith

August 23, 2019

The Revised Common Lectionary of August 18, 2019, has several lessons on the nature of war. The Lectionary is the fruit of collaboration between the North American Consultation on Common Texts (CCT) and the…

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Asbury Alumni Attack Students and Staff

August 22, 2019

In an open letter to the faculty, administrators, students, and alumni at Asbury Theological Seminary, a group of current and former students attack the seminary for its support of the Traditional Plan at United Methodist General Conference 2019.

Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom

August 21, 2019

Above the Hong Kong protest are the specters of other brave freedom fighters, let down by a watching world and allowed to be crushed by the forces of tyranny. There have been missed opportunities to change history. Many believe that this current fight for freedom is also a moment to change history – a Kairos moment, not just for Hong Kong, but for us.

Stephen Colbert on Suffering, the Goodness of God, & Hobbits

August 21, 2019

Stephen Colbert steps out of the comedic routine to show off his theological chops with a cogent reflection on human suffering and the goodness of God–all while taking the scenic route through Middle Earth.

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Dear Christian Freshman, Here’s What I Wish I Knew At Your Age

August 20, 2019

You might encounter pushback for your convictions while at college. Keep on for the sake of the Gospel. In doing so, you will be a vibrant witness on your campus.

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Disciples of Christ Claim Distinction of Fastest Declining Church

August 20, 2019

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is on track to claim the top spot for fastest declining major U.S.-based church last year, shedding more than 80 percent of members since the mid-1960s. The recent General Assembly embraced “gender-diverse identities” and a host of Religious Left causes.

Christian Nationalism & Christian Privilege

August 19, 2019

It’s fashionable now to denounce “Christian nationalism.” Recently a group of mostly liberal Protestant clerics condemned it, somewhat superficially, as what they denounce, almost nobody defends, and what they defend, almost nobody opposes.

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The Left’s Rival Gospel of Contemporary Marcionism

August 16, 2019

Politics has become a theological struggle between a fully Biblical religion and a liberalism altered to include a theme of liberation from traditional authority.

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An Appeal for Burkina Faso

August 15, 2019

Some recent attacks were inspired by a video made by the head of the Islamic State (ISIS), Al-Baghdadi. He urges attacks against French interests in Africa’s Sahel region. Attacks in Burkina Faso appear to be part of ongoing efforts to locate a new base of operations in Africa for ISIS.

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Tennessee Christian College Faces Scrutiny After Suspending Transgender Student

August 15, 2019

Small Christian colleges like Welch College were once isolated from LGBTQ challenges. Faith statements and student codes of conduct based on Biblical sexual ethics were expected and respected. Not so much today. So when Welch College suspended a transgender student, the story made national news.

A Christian Response to Racism and White Supremacy

August 14, 2019

The Institute on Religion and Democracy hosts a discussion between The Rev. Eugene Rivers and Georgetown Professor Joshua Mitchell focused on how a pathway to racial reconciliation might be built following Jesus Christ’s teachings on love and forgiveness, and in finding one’s ultimate identity as a child of God.

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Muslim Chaplain at Methodist School?

August 13, 2019

United Methodist affiliated Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia has announced its first ever non-Christian chaplain in 150 years, hiring an Islamic woman as Muslim Community Coordinator.