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How Churches Can Better Support LGBT+ Christians

A celibate gay Christian on how traditional churches fail to provide a space for lgbt+ people to thrive.

Christians Have to Stop Blaming Each Other

We talk a lot about church unity. Where is the evidence we actually want it?

5 Ways Churches Are Hurting Themselves

Christianity isn’t in trouble at all. Churches are in trouble. Here’s why.

Why Millennials Should Take Religion More Seriously

Religion is not just a placeholder for other interests — it is a powerful motivator.

Why Christians Need More Non-Christian Friends

Six reasons to expand those relationships that are outside of your Christian bubble.

Rolling a Joint: Metaphor for a Nation Losing Its Way

This is the casual face of anomie — the breakdown of moral guidance and resulting alienation from society.

Is atheism winning the culture war?

For many years, I’ve been encouraging atheists and humanists to organize and cooperate in order to change the culture.

Pope Francis fires a warning shot at church’s ‘top-down’ bureaucracy

RNS () — Pope Francis has once again given a startlingly candid interview that reinforces his vision of a Catholic … Continued

Pope Francis: A ‘good Christian’ prays for bad politicians

ROME — Wading into ongoing debates over religion and politics, Pope Francis on Sunday (Sept. 15) gently chided Christians to … Continued

Back to school, putting a face to another’s faith

(istockphoto) No quick fix diplomatic or military will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict … Continued

Newest ‘Values Voters’ adversary to America: The Emergent Church.

RNS () — Christian conservatives who think Satan is using communism and Islam to bring down America can add a … Continued

Kansas school surrenders to ignorance, removes Islam display

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the holy … Continued

Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ is more accepting of gays

RNS () — A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal … Continued

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Pope Francis’ first 100 days: What we’ve learned so far

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world in February in becoming the first pope to resign in … Continued

Should GOP ditch opposition to gay marriage and abortion? Not so fast, says Mike Huckabee.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee. (MANDEL NGAN — AFP/GETTY … Continued

COMMENTARY: A new evangelical engagement with public schools

PORTLAND, Ore. — Why would evangelical Christians want anything to do with public schools? Judging from decades of culture war … Continued

Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after shift on gays

The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors … Continued

Southern Baptist Richard Land passes baton to Russell Moore

WASHINGTON — In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate for their values in … Continued

Pentagon debunks reports of anti-Christian policies

Christian conservatives have grown increasingly alarmed in recent weeks over reports and rumors that the Pentagon is considering new policies … Continued