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Good News in Jesus Christ!

Good News in Jesus Christ!

The other day Shane Fletcher and I were talking briefly about what the Gospel really is. He said he’d like to know better. So would I, in many (many!) ways. It’s so multifaceted! What is this good news in Jesus Christ? The Gospel comes from root words meaning “good news,” which it really is, centered in Jesus Christ. At the heart of it all is this: God’s love for you and me, and all the world. We, like all others,…

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What “Not Bullying” Looks Like?

What “Not Bullying” Looks Like?

Dan Savage, founder of the “It Gets Better” anti-bullying and self-respect campaign, was speaking to a conference of high school journalists recently. This has been circulating a couple weeks already, but I want to comment on it anyway. Prepare for outrage. We can learn to ignore the b***s*** in the Bible about gay people… we ignore b***s*** in the Bible about all sorts of things. The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. … We ignore what the Bible says about…

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The Meaning of Biblical Marriage: Who Decides These Things?

The Meaning of Biblical Marriage: Who Decides These Things?

Shari Johnson describes herself as “I am an evangelical Christian who, I am sorry to say, used to be one of the ‘don’t-confuse-me-with-facts-because-my-mind-is-made-up’ type of Christian.” Now in a Fox News opinion piece she tells us, “When I hear terms like ‘God’s design’ and ‘Biblical marriage’ I have to wonder who decides these things.” Her daughter at age 37 told her she was a lesbian. In the course of her reaction to that she discovered in herself a lack of…

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Richard Dawkins’ Anti-Scientific Hypocrisy

Richard Dawkins’ Anti-Scientific Hypocrisy

In honor of Richard Dawkins’ refusal to debate William Lane Craig tomorrow, I’m re-posting a piece I wrote for the Newport News Daily Press early in 2007, highlighting his hypocritical willingness to ignore science when it suits his purpose. This article was also published at BreakPoint. Richard Dawkins’ book The God Delusion has been a New York Times bestseller for more than twenty weeks [as of the original writing]. Why so popular? Dawkins is the professor for the Public Understanding…

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Hatred Leading to a Firing

Hatred Leading to a Firing

This just happened to a friend of mine: Dr. Frank Turek was fired as a vendor for his political and religious views, even though those views were never mentioned or expressed during his work at Cisco. [From The Cisco Kid – Mike Adams] Nothing wrong with his job performance; nothing wrong with anything he said to anyone. It’s just that a homosexual manager found out on the web that Frank believes it’s best to maintain the historic legal definition of…

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“All Beliefs Welcome, Unless They are Forced on Others”

“All Beliefs Welcome, Unless They are Forced on Others”

Wendy Doniger, professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago: Belief in god [sic*], like getting pregnant, is a private matter between consenting adults (or one consenting adult and one or more deities) and is no one else’s business. I am on record in this blog (and have not budged an inch) as not objecting to any candidate’s religious views. But I object strongly when anyone (and especially anyone with political power) tries to take their theology…

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