Growing Up Secular

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Dewaine Farria struggles with how to raise a secular child in a world that bombards them with religious messages.

Suffering, Sorrow, and Being Nine Years-Old

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Derek Penwell was nine years old when friend of his was badly burned. And it caused him to think about how we witness one another’s pain.

Do You Know How Religious Texts are Used to Justify Persecution?

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Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld has compiled the evidence to show us how it is done.

Religion is Not Welcome in Chinese Schools

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When law and missionary work clash in China there can be harsh repercussions.

God Was on His Side: Accessing Mark Jackson

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Jim Jividen discusses the firing of Mark Jackson and the special kind of privilege that Jackson and other avowed Christians have.

Is the U.S.A. a Christian Nation?

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The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of ‘The Town of Greece, NY v.s. Galloway’ continues the avoidance of cultural pluralism in the U.S.A.

Faith and Film: Grappling with Noah

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Seminary graduate N.C. Harrisons discusses how complex works of art can inspire personal growth.

Non-Believer and Chief: Will America Ever Have an Atheist President?

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Atheism is on the rise in America. Secularism and scientific thought is creating a generation of voters with the ability to think critically about the issues. Will the popularity of disbelief give rise to a political party devoid of religious factions?

Dear God, Where Did I Go Wrong With You?

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Jesse Bradley considers where our spiritual scars come from, drawing from his many years as a pastor listening to people share their stories and experiences.

Is God Really An Old White Dude Sitting On A Cloud In Heaven?

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Edie Weinstein questions the deeply instilled version of God in favor of the God of her understanding.

Empty Pews: 6 Good Reasons Not To Go To Church

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In this provocative piece, author and speaker Dale Fincher shares a few good reasons why many American Christians aren’t occupying the pews for an hour like they used to.

Why I’m Teaching My Children to Pray

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Jason Helveston believes spiritual literacy is a part of what we need to teach our children.

An Open Letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on a Proposed Anti-Gay Law

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld urges Governor Jan Brewer to make the right decision in regards to #SB1062.

Christian Counselors’ Code of Ethics is Just Contradictory Same Ol’ Same Ol’

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld on the American Association of Christian Counselors’ continued exclusion of the LGBT community.

How One Male Survivor Maintained Hope

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Hope comes in many forms. Here’s the form that helped Aaron Kesseler hold on.

Baptism and New Beginnings

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Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on the emotions engendered by his god-daughter’s recent baptism.