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Christians and ‘Black Lives Matter’

August 11, 2015

Can Christians and conservatives co-opt the ‘back lives matter’ movement to make it one of integrity and worthy of respect?

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IRD: Supreme Court Marriage Ruling ‘Fashion Over Law’

June 26, 2015

“There are no winners, and the biggest losers are children in America who are the chief victims of the breakdown of marriage and family,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley on the Supreme Court ruling.

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How to Adapt a Dysfunctional Family into a Community

November 28, 2014

While it’s unlikely that John Paul watched dysfunctional-family Christmas movies, he knew the difficulties families face and saw ministry to families as “an inescapable requirement of the work of evangelization.”

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The Good Samaritan (Is a Lobbyist)

August 30, 2014

Given my personal experience with traumatizing violence, I find PCUSA’s response to Ferguson particularly shameful. Instead of confronting the more difficult problem of our society’s apathy to violence, the PCUSA has decided to lobby Congress…

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The Joy of Sex

August 16, 2014

Babies, we think, are not the point of sex. They along with venereal diseases are among the hazards of sex, things to be avoided…

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Practicing What the Church Teaches

July 22, 2014

The great danger for believers convinced of the clear statements of Christ and the apostles on marriage, the family, and sexuality is that the Synod will recommend that formal sanction be given to the practical acceptance of people not conforming to Christ’s teaching, without any change in their lives.

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Tradition: We are Not So Alone

July 18, 2014

Tradition is not a separate entity from your own personal Experience. Tradition is not a dead static heirloom which you may or may not perpetuate…

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Is Your Church Really A Community?

June 21, 2014

A family is how the Epistles describe the Early Church: they spent time together, ate together, got to know one another, learned from each other, were vulnerable and open to each other…

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Wearing a White Carnation

May 11, 2014

By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) FIRST PUBLISHED IN MAY 2013, REVIVED FOR ANOTHER MOTHER’S DAY A longstanding tradition on Mother’s Day is to wear a carnation in honor of your mother. Wearing a…

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SYMPOSIUM: Why Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Attract Young Christians Students Like Me

April 5, 2014

Research has shown that while the rest of the U.S. has become more accepting of same-sex marriage, Evangelicals have stood firm in their convictions and this is true for older as well as for younger Evangelicals.


Brad Pitt, Family, and Faith

July 13, 2013

(Photo credit: Esquire) by Brian Miller Esquire magazine recently ran a profile of actor Brad Pitt that touched on several little known aspects of his personal life. Its difficult to admire Pitt as a…