The idea of a father God is extremely important in evangelical thought. They grasp that metaphor for God above all others. As a result, the evangelical understanding of the family is intimately connected to their understanding of God.
Born Again Again
Carol Howard Merritt on reclaiming faith
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I never imagined Kevin Spacey as a moral guide. Still, even when the bar was not high, the news has been heartbreaking for humanity.
As I think about all of the complex questions we have ahead of us concerning downsizing, restructuring, property, and buildings, I’ve begun to have one guiding question.
Our culture will continue to replace traditional religion with other services that attempt to provide the same thing.
Taking away medical care for millions of Americans is not the right thing. Paying millions to politicians to ensure that healthcare will end for Americans is morally deplorable.
There are a lot of people who don’t know how a Christian can believe in the Bible, be gay, and celebrate their LGBTQ friends.
This is our Pentecost moment, to move out into the streets, proclaiming the Spirit's presence among all people.
For those who are struggling, who have come to that realization they can no longer value one race over another, for those who ache with the poison of complicity, we have a faith of repentance and forgiveness.
With white supremacists surrounding the University of Virginia, what is our role?
We cannot always create something out of nothing. Rather, we change what already exists, and these tiny alterations give us meaning and purpose in our lives.
Calvinists who believe in complementarianism are more likely to also believe domestic violence myths.
One gift of being a pastor is that death stands right in front of us. We understand that our days are numbered.
We are called into liberation—a freedom that sees not our value as consumers but the dignity inherent in our humanity.
On Saturday, Donald Trump gave his first commencement address—at Liberty University. How could the Moral Majority and a famously immoral president form this alliance?
Theological issues might be “settled” for us, but there is a big world out there that needs to hear our voices.