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Finding Meaning in Something That Is Problematic

Recent attacks in Beirut and Paris leave little doubt that there’s something problematic about our world.

Becoming Ironic Points of Light

Only when we learn to imagine (or reimagine) other people can we lessen our culture of violence.

How to Move the World, Ever So Slightly

Because of the good things we do, the world moves toward truth, beauty, justice, adventure, and peace.

How You Can Stand with Baltimore

Three thoughts to acknowledge and three actions to take for those watching the events in Baltimore.

3 Causes of Muslim Youth Radicalization

We must show our youth that can love one another and that we view all life as sacred.

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4 Responses to the Problem of Violence in the Bible

Does the Bible actually endorse violence on a dramatic scale?

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3 Qur’anic Verses That Prove ISIS Is Un-Islamic

Compare the actions of ISIS to the Qur’an and it is clear ISIS can’t represent any form of Islam. 

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5 Reasons Literalism Is Bad for You

By ignoring the figurative language in the scriptures, you may very well miss the point.

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What Headlines Don’t Tell You About the Middle East

Middle Eastern cultures have shown how incredibly welcoming and hospitable they can be.

How the Prophet Muhammad Dealt with Insults

Muslims who respond to the likes of “Charlie Hebdo” with violence need to consult the Qu’ran.

5 Better Ways to Respond to the Charlie Hebdo Atrocity

Let’s check our reflexes and respond to this tragedy in ways that promote healing and truth.

Baseball Is the Answer to Football’s Violence Problem

In baseball, the danger to one’s body is incidental. In football, violence is the point.

Why I’m Absolutely Not Islamophobic

A Presbyterian minister calling Christians to wage war against our Muslim neighbors has Jesus all wrong.

Is the Bible a Guide to War? Or Peace?

Four steps to understanding how the Bible — in the story of Jesus — offers a solution to its own violence.

Let There Be Violence?

A growing rift emerges within evangelicalism over how to read the dark side of the Bible.

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To Thwart Anti-Woman Violence, President Jimmy Carter Calls for a Religious Power Shift

President Carter sends a message to world religious leaders: Stop using religion to justify violence against women.

Women Like Me Are Abused Worldwide. Here’s Why.

As a female preacher, I have firsthand experience of the way religion can discriminate against women. But religion is not the problem.

I Love Football—But it’s Killing My Soul

Is it possible to enjoy the violent game of football and still be a compassionate Christian?

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The Prophet Muhammad’s Letters — and Followers — of Peace

Discovering the places where Christians and Muslims live as neighbors — from ancient times until today.