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Adult Christianity “When I was a child, I thought like a child … but as an adult, I put away childish things.” The Apostle Paul. But what would an adult, mature Christianity look like today?
Left Behind: Bad Fiction, Bad Faith Given the popularity and persistence of “biblical prophecy” thinking that packages paranoia as faith and sees in first century sacred texts accurate predictions of 21st century catastrophe, let’s take a closer look at the series of best-selling books that has fed the fantasies: the “Left Behind” novels of Tim [...]
Abraham Lincoln’s God During a presidential election year, when politicians tend to invoke the name of God for partisan purposes, or “explain” various tragedies by blaming both God and the victims, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address offers a refreshing alternative.
The Future of Progressive Christianity Gary Dorrien in the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is not only one of the leading experts on liberal Christianity, he is one of progressive Christianity’s most articulate voices. In a highly informative discussion of liberal theology, he traces its history, [...]
What Would a Faith Based Politics Actually Look Like? Given the invocation of the name of God in political campaigns, especially during a presidential election year, with nearly every candidate ending every speech with the phrase “God Bless America,” one might well ask what a faith based politics might actually look like. In recent years, it [...]
Will A Real Biblical Politics Please Stand Up? What is the connection, if any, between the Bible and politics? A political agenda actually based on the Bible might surprise some Christians.
US Senate Turns Back Gay Marriage Ban The US Senate has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit voters in any state or city in the republic from recognizing gay marriage or even civil unions, even though there are millions of Americans now living faithfully in such relationships, attending our churches, raising children and [...]
The Dangers of a Faith Based Politics: A Wall Should Not Fall Despite pledges to end partisan bikering and grid lock in Washington by Presidents Bush and Obama, the country seems more divided than ever. One reason for this, I believe, is that a faith based politics has intensified our differences. We now have ample, [...]