Jonathan Merritt | Religion News Service

Jonathan Merritt is a senior columnist for Religion News Service and the author of the new book, “Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined.”

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“Normalize”: The New Word Scaring Conservative Christians

To resist the normalization of LGBT couples means working to push them to the margins.

Why I’m a Millennial Who Left Evangelicalism

A Q&A with Rachel Held Evans on the ills of American Christianity and what attracts millennials to church.

If Gay Marriage Is Legalized in 2015, How Will Evangelicals Respond?

Progressives may have the momentum, but conservatives still have a majority.

Tony Campolo to His Humanist Son: “I Leave Judgments in the Hands of God”

Bart Campolo, the son of a famous evangelical leader, is now the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California.

Why Christians Shouldn’t Celebrate Mark Driscoll’s Downfall

When we celebrate the downfall of another, we wake to realize we are also celebrating our own.

Why I Accept Mark Driscoll’s Apology and You Should Too

This situation has reminded me that the Christian community must be as generous with the salve of forgiveness as we are with the acid of criticism.