Religious Discrimination & Bullying

Jon Ritzheimer, right, talks to a member of the board, Muhammad Alrokh, left, outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, Friday, May 29, 2015. About 500 protesters gathered outside the Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other.  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Warren J Blumenfield looks closely at the recent events of Jon Ritzheimer’s hateful anti-Islamic behaviors and calls us to action.

Islam Requires Muslims To Protect Christians

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Kashif Chaudry on the true relationship between Christianity and Islam.

Making Waves:The Masculinity Message and Christianity #GoodMenChat

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Steve Hinkle shares the importance of sharing stories, admit our shortcomings, and seek the transforming answers that will eventually bring hope and health to a generation of hurting young men

Reflections of a Catholic at a Congregationalist Church Camp: ‘We Are All Aliens”

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Ethan Keller describes his time as a counselor at a Congregationalist camp, and the impact that had on his life.

A Guy Like Me Isn’t Supposed to Learn This

Who Are You

We fear education because it transforms our identities.

Does Your Pastor Want To Skip Church?

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Ministers are the last people you think might consider leaving church, but I’m one of them.

And the Student Said Unto Me: “Jesus Will Save You From Your Homosexual Feelings.”

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Dr. Warren Blumenfeld on the intersection of war, religion, homophobia and the “ultimate truth.”

Dominant Group Privilege: Contextual, Conditional, Intersectional

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To fully understand privilege we must break through its hard outer shell.

Ten Things Christians Should Say More Often

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What kinds of things should we be saying that will show love and be life-giving to people?

Why I Am Actively Supporting the Boy Scouts

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If my greatest sin in the end is that I’ve been too open, too loving, that I’ve drawn the circle of inclusion to large, I’m willing to take that chance.

Dad of Divas: The Interview

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Q: What advice would you give to other fathers? A: A vasectomy is waaay cheaper than kids!

Where Are the Gays Who Stand Up for Gays?

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Donald D’Haene wants to know: Where are the fearless members of the LGBTQ community?

Beautiful Liars

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Carl Pettit wishes politicians would stop insulting his intelligence, and put more effort into their lies.

Why Do We Still Circumcise Boys?

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Whether childhood circumcision is acceptable or not is an ethical question, not a medical one. Chuck Ross asks, why did we ever circumcise boys?

Ten Cliches Christians Should Stop Saying

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Ten things Christians say a lot, but shouldn’t.

Christian Exorcism Leads to Gay Teen’s Suicide

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“Love the sinner, hate the sin” is a cop out, says Christian Piatt. On the courage to love our gay neighbors.