Jim Crow Is Still America’s National Religion … But It Doesn’t Have to Be

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Half a century after the civil rights movement removed most of the legal aspects of the Jim Crow regime the vast majority of religious people in America do not see fit to worship next to people of another race.

My Self-Righteous Inner Accountant

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The things we do echo in other peoples lives, and it adds up.

Seven Myths About Meditation Debunked

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No more excuses. Modern meditation myths quashed!

Ten Reasons I Am Not the Christian I Used to Be

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He thought everything he was taught growing up was true. — I grew up in the Southern Baptist and Missionary Baptist traditions. I was raised in a very conservative religious environment. I thought my father’s musings about organized religion—and its shortcomings—were blasphemous. At the age of 18, I was licensed to preach the Gospel. I […]

The New Atheists

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John Faithful Hamer has a bone to pick with the latest incarnation of the Atheist Movement.

In Defens(iveness) of Religion

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

What Does It Really Mean To Follow Jesus?

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Four out of five Americans claim to be Christians…but what does that really mean?

Inspiration Unpacked: Sometimes You Just Have to be the Dude

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Dudeism might be a “religion” but the whole point is to know how to kick back let yourself be a “dude” instead of worrying about how to be a man.

Why I’ll NEVER Let Religion Tell Me I’m Bad For Loving Who I Love

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Are we seeing a religious evolution … or just a religious power play?

Pope Francis Smacks LGBTQ People on the Behind

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In one shot, Pope Francis lays his heavy hand on discipline and sexuality.

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.

Can You Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin?

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A pithy Christian statement creates walls with the LGBT community and loves no one.

Separation Between Church and Sport?

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We see religion and sports converge time and time again. But should they really go hand-in-hand?

A Priest And An Abuse Victim Fight Church Cover-Ups Together

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Check out this heart-wrenching discussion between two men – one a survivor of clergy abuse, and one a former priest.

Church of Latter-day Saints

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Way too little, far too late

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.