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6 “Heretics” Who Should Be Banned From Evangelicalism

If we're going to be consistent, we should weed out all the heretics -- not just Rob Bell or World Vision. The post 6 “Heretics” Who Should Be Banned From Evangelicalism appeared first on OnFaith.

Faith Healer Cindy Jacobs Claims She Turned Metal into Bone

Surgeons, set down your scalpels. Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals International, has turned your hard-earned diplomas into mere toilet paper.On a recent trip to Argentina, Cindy and her husband Mike Jacobs took to the stage in a packed church for two nights of healing the ill and broken in an untraditional (and medically unsound) way. Show More Summary

Muslim Activists Should Stop Defending Pam Geller’s Right to Mock Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Muslims Don't Just Condemn Everything – They Defend Your Right to Everything! How would you react if you came to learn Western Muslim leaders had stated, “We don't support the views of the Ku Klux Klan, but we defend their right to walk...Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

That time of the week… A firm policy of complementarianism can easily lead to “hyper-headship” which is a hop, skip and a jump away from the potential for domestic abuse. Now, some changes in policy at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minnesota, where John Piper pastored. Who Would Dare to Love ISIS? Just. Watch. This. A […]

Taking Streets to Oppose Police Violence

3 weeks agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

Ethiopian-Israeli organizers and activists led civil disobedience today in Tel Aviv to call Israel’s attention to racist, police brutality happening here, just days after a similar protest in Jerusalem (sparked by video of police beating an Ethiopian-Israeli man) was met with violence. Show More Summary

Why Ted Cruz’s Run for President Could Be a Gift to Atheists

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Ted Cruz's run for President could be a gift to atheists.

Amanda Berry on the Despair of Watching a TV Psychic Tell Your Mom You’re Dead

In Year Two of her ten-year terrifying captivity in the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro, 18-year-old Amanda Berry felt there was only one hope keeping her alive -- knowing that her mother was fighting for her.Glued to news of the outside...Show More Summary

The Dumbing-Down of Brave

THIS WAS NOT BRAVE, declared fashion blogger Jessica Kane, as she posted a photo of herself in a swimsuit. “I've been told how brave I am for not having a coverup,” she said, “but going without a wrap would only take bravery if I cared...Show More Summary

North Carolina County Will Consider Adding “In Reason We Trust” Sign to Courthouse

Last month, the Stokes County Board of Commissioners (in North Carolina) voted unanimously to put the words "In God We Trust" in the County Courthouse. While this is obviously a promotion of religion, legal arguments against it across...Show More Summary

Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen with Good King Wenceslas

M any of you may have forgotten (I know I almost did!) that today is the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, who's life and death is accounted for us in Acts 6 and 7. Well, a popular Christmas carol gives us a helpful reminder. Show More Summary

Notice re blog post, acoming on "No Self"

Understanding “No Self” Hey, Y’all! This is not a blogpost. Rather, it is just/merely a temporary notice that will be up for a period of seven days before I delete it. I’ve determined that my next Prog Bud blogpost, which will go upShow More Summary

Where’s the Camera You Promised to Buy?

Loud, obnoxious Christian evangelist Josh Feuerstein (he of the vertical videos on YouTube) ran a successful fundraiser last August asking for $20,000 to buy a professional video camera... and it was successful. He actually raised more than that. Show More Summary

Pastor Creflo Dollar on the Cancellation of His $65 Million Plane Campaign: The Devil Tried to “Discredit My Voice”

Remember how Pastor Creflo Dollar -- who has a net worth of $27 million, owns a million-dollar home in Atlanta and a 2.5-million-dollar apartment in Manhattan, drives a Rolls-Royce, and travels via a private jet -- wanted to buy a plane...Show More Summary

Judge Rules That Opening Prayers Can Continue at Hamilton County (Tennessee) Commission Meetings

For years now, the Hamilton County Commissioners (in Tennessee) have been praying at their meetings. These were often sectarian Christian prayers, and in 2012, Tommy Coleman and Brandon Jones -- both college students -- filed a lawsuit against the county saying they were violating the Establishment Clause. Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

Link List Returns to Previous Format There were just a few comments on the blog on Saturday, as well as a few that came in on the comment form, and by email; but the general concensus seems to be that you prefer the shorter link teasers over the article excerpts, so as of today, we’re […]

Why Buying “Experiences” Won’t Make You Happy | The Muslim Skeptic

Pop psychology has this unique ability to take the worst of philosophical sophistry, combine it with the shoddiest research methods, and spit out ill-begotten, yet Scientific™,  platitudes about how we should live our lives. WhetherShow More Summary

The L.A. Times Comes Up Empty in New Search For Motive in Chapel Hill Killings of Three Young Muslims

I had to triple-check the date on this Los Angeles Times story.Craig Stephen Hicks murdered Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha on February 10, allegedly over an ongoing parking dispute. Frenzied speculation...Show More Summary

South Side Suite, Part VI of VI

last monthReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

I recently wrote here about my decision to move from Israel, where I had lived for fourteen years, back to the South Side of Chicago, where I grew up and where my family has been since 1888. Leading up to that move, I wrote a suite of six poems about the South Side, White Flight, […] The post South Side Suite, Part VI of VI appeared first on Jewschool.

A delicate invocation

last monthReligion : Erasmus

A Canadian court ruling is the latest twist in a global argument over democracy and prayer

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