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First they came for the Muslim…

July 24, 2015 at 6:16 pm

“We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S.” With these words Franklin Graham ignited a wave of controversy last week through his facebook page. Responding to the murder of four Marines killed by Mohammad Abdulazeez in Chatanooga, Graham likened Muslims to the Japanese and Germans of WWII, exhorting the public […]

Reading List on Planned Parenthood Video

July 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

As I have done previously on this site, rather than adding my voice to the chorus of those speaking out against the horrific video which recently surfaced that exposes Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted fetus organs, I have compiled a brief list of some of the best writers and thinkers on the […]

Why you MUST Forgive Dylann Roof

June 25, 2015 at 7:02 pm

In a recent NY Times op-ed titled “Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof” Roxane Gay gives voice to years of frustration over senseless racism and violence against blacks. It is understandable. It is raw and it is honest. But it is also incredibly dangerous. We live in an age that staunchly […]

The Fall of Tullian Tchividjian

June 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  Like racism and police brutality, the public failure of megachurch pastors is an unfortunately common theme in the media these days. The most recent tale surfaced after the resignation of Tullian Tchividjian, Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida following his confession of an extramarital affair. Like all failure, both […]

Dolezal & Jenner

June 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

By now most of America has heard the bizarre story of Rachel Dolezal. The previous NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington and professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University has been skewered in the last week after revelations surfaced that her public identity as a black female was a sham. Fresh […]

Answering Complementarian Questions: An interview with Carmen Fowler Laberge

June 15, 2015 at 4:39 pm
(RNS1-dec17) Carmen Fowler LaBerge is president and executive editor of the Presbyterian Lay Committee and a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Evangelicals. For use with RNS-LABERGE-COLUMN, transmitted on December 17, 2014, Photo courtesy of Presbyterian Lay Committee

Carmen Fowler LaBerge is the President of the Presbyterian Lay Committee and Executive Editor of its digital publication. She is a keynote speaker at The Truth for a New Generation national apologetics conference and serves as chairperson of Common Ground Christian Network as well as a member of the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. […]

Egalitarian & Conservative?

June 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm

I was once a complementarian, but my views were formed in the isolation of a conservative Baptist church where I was never introduced to an alternative. Like many people who were born and raised in a similar environment, exclusively male leadership as a biblical and theological concept was never taught […]

Thy Kingdom Come

June 8, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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It’s 6:00 am on a Saturday morning and the people from the village have gathered to pray. Not trite prayers, not little prayers, but prayers of power, prayers of deliverance, prayers of confession and prayers of tears. I shuffle in among them and I am handed a small shard of […]

Scenes from Ethiopia

June 4, 2015 at 5:32 am
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This morning I am writing from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Within the next hour I will be trekking my way south to spend four days in a village called Yetebon. I am here in my new role as the Associate Coordinator of ITEN, working for my denomination as we […]

“You’re My Sin-Eater”

May 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

“I am a sin-eater. I absorb the misdeeds of others, darkening my soul to keep theirs pure.” So confesses Raymond Reddington (played by James Spader) in the season two finale of the NBC show Blacklist. For those already devoted to the series, this piece will offer no spoilers. For those […]