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19 Ways to Tell if We Suck as American Christians

I know I speak for myself and maybe one other guy when I say I’m done with social-media quizzes that reveal we’re either Scarlett O’Hara or Rhett Butler. It’s time to delve into something that really matters, like whether you and I suck at being a Christian in North America. Here are nineteen questions designed to indicate how far we might have strayed from the faith once delivered by Pat Robertson.

You could well be sliding down a slippery spiritual… Read More

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I Hear You, I See You: Acknowledging Those in Grief or Pain

I’m big into acknowledgment.

When my young son and daughter would fall down, I didn’t say, “Get up! Shake it off!” even though I know that strategy works well for many people. Instead, I did what I would want someone to do for me. “That was some fall! Does anything hurt?” It’s not that I wanted to make tiny things into big things or turn my kids into whiners; I didn’t. That’s not how acknowledgment works.

I think acknowledging people’s… Read More

Matthew Vines Upcoming Events

Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian, will be at the Decatur Book Festival, near Atlanta, this Labor Day weekend. The Decatur Book Festival is one of the largest celebrations of books in the country. Join Matthew for a presentation on the remarkable changes happening between the LGBT community and the Evangelical church.

Decatur Book Festival August 30, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. Marriott Conference Center Auditorium 101 E. Court Square, Decatur, GA 404.471.5769 www.decaturbookfestival.com

Anna Whiston-Donaldson Upcoming Events

Will you be in the Washington, D.C. area in September? Take one of these opportunities to meet and hear from Anna Whiston-Donaldson, author of Rare Bird, as she shares her courageous journey of love, loss and hope. Anna’s story, so movingly told in her debut book Rare Bird, is a testament to the ferocity of the human spirit.

September 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. One More Page Books 2200 N Westmoreland Street #101 Arlington, VA 22213 703.300.9746 Contact: Terry Nebeker… Read More

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It’s Time for Christian Leaders to Stop Abusing Abused Women

“The power of life and death are in the tongue. . .” (Proverbs 18:21)

Megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll announced Sunday that he is stepping down for at least six weeks while an independent board investigates charges made against him. The accusations include bullying tactics used by Driscoll against those who disagreed with him.

Driscoll’s words and actions have been documented over several years, showing an established pattern… Read More