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Over 7,000 Pastors Admit They Don’t Follow Jesus

Over 7,000 Pastors Admit They Don’t Follow Jesus


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  154 Comments  •  last year

One of the most troubling statements they all agreed to was this: “We emphatically deny that lectures on social issues (or activism aimed at reshaping the wider culture) are as vital to...
'All Of You On The Good Earth' — The Timeless Message Of Apollo 8

'All Of You On The Good Earth' — The Timeless Message Of Apollo 8


Via: adf-frc-cwa-fair-cis-lc-fan-1  •  Religion & Ethics  •  3 Comments  •  last year

Miracles: When it comes to Christmas miracles, few can match Apollo 8, which was in orbit around the moon 50 years ago today. It still ranks as the most impossibly ambitious and borderline...
American Nationalism: What are We Supposed to be Proud of?

American Nationalism: What are We Supposed to be Proud of?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  18 Comments  •  last year

When my son was in preschool , he learned to memorize the pledge of allegiance before he even learned to write his name. That pretty much sums up this country’s priorities – the constant...
On Memes and Mermaids: How to Tell If You’re a Good* White Racist (And What Jesus Might Want You To Do About It)

On Memes and Mermaids: How to Tell If You’re a Good* White Racist (And What Jesus Might Want You To Do About It)


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  11 Comments  •  last year

It’s been a minute since I posted here, because I’ve been deep into writing a book all about how good people can also be crazy racist ( Good* White Racist is due out in the spring of 2020)....
Why Do You Not Do What I Say?

Why Do You Not Do What I Say?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  last year

In Luke’s gospel Jesus asks the question, “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will...
‘So heavenly minded you’re no earthly good’

‘So heavenly minded you’re no earthly good’


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  12 Comments  •  last year

News item: White evangelicals most likely to deny responsibility to accept refugees . Partisanship and ideology are major factors in opinion about whether the U.S. has a responsibility to...
Why Christians must support religious freedom for everyone

Why Christians must support religious freedom for everyone


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  126 Comments  •  last year

(RNS) — The fundamental human right of religious freedom is under attack around the globe today like never before. While this disturbing trend should concern everyone, it should be particularly...
Draining the rainbow swamp

Draining the rainbow swamp


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  128 Comments  •  last year

Have you had your fill of "pride" yet? Corporations, government agencies, online sites, schools. AT&T, Walmart, Kellogg's, Nationwide, Ikea. I was already on rainbow overload when I opened...
The Value of Helping Friends With What Matters to Them

The Value of Helping Friends With What Matters to Them


By: enoch  •  Religion & Ethics  •  34 Comments  •  last year

A local Orthodox Christian Church had its annual ethnic festival this weekend past. The Congregation's Pastor knows his Scripture and devotional literature in its original languages. His...
Ex-Atheist Dr. Sarah Salviander Destroys Atheism with One Tweet

Ex-Atheist Dr. Sarah Salviander Destroys Atheism with One Tweet


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  404 Comments  •  last year

If you're unfamiliar with Dr. Sarah Salviander , I encourage you to make her acquaintance. She's a Christian apologist, takes the Genesis creation account literally (although she's not a young...
Winnable war: Supremes uphold cross

Winnable war: Supremes uphold cross


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  31 Comments  •  last year

The Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of the Bladensburg Peace Cross. Good for them. It is simply impossible for this cross to violate the Constitution in any...
A Pro-Life Case For Elizabeth Warren

A Pro-Life Case For Elizabeth Warren


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  last year

I once posed the following hypothetical to a friend who has long been involved in the pro-life movement. It’s election time. Candidate A is formally pro-life. He promises to take measures to...
The gas is gone and now we’re fumin’

The gas is gone and now we’re fumin’


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  last year

A few recent items coming through the RSS feed seem connected. Let’s see if we can follow that thread. We’ll start with this piece from Chris Ladd, “ Pastors, Not Politicians, Turned Dixie...
In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region

In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  3 Comments  •  last year

The recommendation , contained in a working document prepared by the Vatican for a synod of bishops from the Amazon scheduled for October, also called for some kind of “official ministry” for...
The Left Loves Religion – As Long As It’s Not In Their Way

The Left Loves Religion – As Long As It’s Not In Their Way


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  22 Comments  •  last year

Remember this one? “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them…And it's not...
‘Where is everybody?’

‘Where is everybody?’


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  3 Comments  •  last year

The New York Times just did another of its long, strange stories about UFOs : “ ‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects .” ( CBS News has a summary here if you...
Are there really verses in the Bible that support abortion?

Are there really verses in the Bible that support abortion?


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  5 Comments  •  last year

Many of us know the biblical case against abortion. But are there other verses that bring a different perspective on abortion? On the pro-life side, we note that Rebekah was told that two nations...
Russell Brand Interviews Westboro Baptist Church

Russell Brand Interviews Westboro Baptist Church


Via: tig  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  last year

This is funny.   Just have fun with it.
A Man’s Perspective on Leggings

A Man’s Perspective on Leggings


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  316 Comments  •  last year

A few weeks ago an Indiana mother wrote a letter to the Notre Dame University school newspaper, asking women not to wear leggings to Catholic mass. After sitting behind a group of girls in...
Beware the Wrath of the Suckling Lamb

Beware the Wrath of the Suckling Lamb


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  last year

Whenever we point out that God is love , it’s not uncommon to hear at least one person chime in and say: “But God is also a god of wrath!” Is that true? I mean, we do have one verse in the...
Why Certain Words Are Left Out Of Our English Bibles

Why Certain Words Are Left Out Of Our English Bibles


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  3 Comments  •  last year

Most Christians are unaware of the fact that this has gone on for centuries, and that some of these intentional mistranslations are intended to prevent people from knowing what the...
The age of Kayfabe

The age of Kayfabe


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  last year

Paul Campos discusses the decadence of politics as “Scripted Reality” ritual . Professional wrestling is the main hook here, but he also discusses the scripted unreality-posing-as-reality...
Are Evangelical Christians Discriminated Against? The Dangers of Tribal Christianity

Are Evangelical Christians Discriminated Against? The Dangers of Tribal Christianity


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  85 Comments  •  last year

Sigh. I always appreciate being reminded that evangelical Christians believe that they are the most persecuted majority in history, constituted by people who can’t tell the difference between...
Graham on why Dem Party 'turned its back on God'

Graham on why Dem Party 'turned its back on God'


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  75 Comments  •  last year

With the 2020 election just around the corner, Rev. Franklin Graham asked and answered his own question Tuesday regarding the anti-Christian policies being pushed by every Democratic presidential...
There's no such thing as 'gay marriage,' says John Piper: 'It's dishonorable and shameful'

There's no such thing as 'gay marriage,' says John Piper: 'It's dishonorable and shameful'


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  89 Comments  •  last year

The sexual union of two men or women is not “gay marriage” — it’s no marriage, biblically — and when they come to Christ, that former relationship has no binding authority, John Piper has said....
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