In Defens(iveness) of Religion

In Defensive of Religion

Why people of faith feel a deep sense of responsibility to their religion.

What Radical Professors Can Learn from Mormon Missionaries

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They’re certainly persistent. Perhaps people on the other side of the spectrum should be as well.

WWCAD: What Would Christian Anarchists Do?

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It’s a rainy, lazy Saturday in Portland. A perfect time to dive into the Gospel of Mark and cultivate my inner anarchist.

You Are Loved

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Thomas Fiffer talks about where love really lives on the day of romance.

Straight Christian Dads, It is Time to Come Out of the Closet

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Pastor John Pavlovitz is calling on straight dads to step forward from the shadows and ask the hard questions. It may be time to challenge some of the outdated thinking in our churches.

Living Between the Lines of Faith and Uncertainty

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Pastor Ryan Bell’s “Year Without God” experiment gained him national attention for simply daring to question out loud.

Pray for Newtown: Trying to See the Light

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Michael Kasdan reflects on the Sandy Hook school shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut two years ago.

The Pursuit of Hope: Rediscovering Humanity for All

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Ernest Roberts believes that with a little faith, we can blur the lines between black and white.

This is the Lady Your Pastor Warned You About

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Straight, Evangelical Christian, Kathy Baldock, has a message for other Christians about LGBT people they need to hear.

Hardwood: My Pioneer Upbringing and Queering the Old Order

The author as a child.

The Amish are often laughed at and misunderstood. This is the story of a gay man who does not regret his Amish upbringing.

Living the Void

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Writer and survivor Randy Ellison found the strength to heal by finding his faith.

Living on a Prayer

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Alexander Lowe examines the role that religions and faiths could play as uniting, rather than dividing, forces.

Goodbye Tricky, Goodbye Pluto

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What happens when science and technology crash head-on into one man’s cherished beliefs?

Because He Reads the Bible

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Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.

How to Believe in Yourself

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It’s completely fine to try and fail. It’s the only way we truly learn.

Myth or Method in Religious Education

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What will it take to renew people’s interest in religion as a subject of study, even if they don’t take it as a faith?