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Religious Liberty: A Tale of Two Countries

July 12, 2013

G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.”

Sex Scandal Comebacks: How Should Christians React?

July 9, 2013

By Alexander Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) The New York Times reported Sunday that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is planning to make a run for New York City Comptroller. The Democratic politician is best known…

Duke Divinity professors support ‘Moral’ Monday

July 3, 2013

By Alexander Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) For the first time since Reconstruction, North Carolina Republicans control both state houses and the governorship. Governor Pat McCrory has taken advantage of his party’s control over the legislative process…

Our Existential Need for Jesus

May 2, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) The world of theological controversy can be a very draining world. Much of theological discourse simply is not edifying and is simply a combination of name calling, accusations, and talking…

Internet Pornography: Society’s Mr. Hyde

May 1, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) The question of government regulation is one that sparks much debate between people of all political persuasions. Internet pornography is an excellent example of this. The question of whether pornography…

David Gushee Urges America to Recover its Torture Ethic

April 25, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “Being able to hold onto one’s principles in times of crisis is a key mark of moral maturity both for persons and for institutions” said Christian ethicist David Gushee. “It’s…

Integrity Official Argues Opposition to Homosexuality Rooted in Opposition to Change

April 24, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “Homosexuality has become the symbol of the changes which are happening in our society” claimed Integrity USA President Caroline Hall last night at an event discussing her book, A Thorn…

Sex Trafficking is Sexual Assault

April 18, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Recently, the European Union released its first “Trafficking in human beings” report. This report, providing data concerning human trafficking in the EU from 2008-2010, revealed that sexual exploitation is the…

Book Review: Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed by Jay Bakker

April 16, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) I recently finished reading Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God by Jay Bakker with Andy Meisenheimer. Going into this book I was fully aware…

Duke Divinity Faculty on Scriptural Imagination

April 16, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “When you read Scripture” said Stanley Hauerwas, “you are reading God’s engagement with yourself and with the community.” On February 11, 2013, three Duke Divinity School professors were featured in…

Abortion: The Personal is Political

April 9, 2013

Photo Credit: AUL By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) “How do you fight abortion?” said Charmaine Yoest, “I want to put a really radical notion on the table. Go on a date” Charmaine Yoest, the President…

Scripture, Broken Minds, and the Cruelty of God

April 4, 2013

 Abraham Sacrificing Issac by Laurent de La Hire Photo Credit: Carol Gerten-Jackson By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) I have noticed recently how some Christians have been writing about how our beliefs about God have a…