How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics | Roger E. Olson

How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics One of my observant and astute blog visitors pointed me to the current issue of The Atlantic—an influential American magazine filled with in depth cultural and political analysis and commentary. The following article in the December 5, 2017 — Read on http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2017/12/old-religious-idea-trickles-contemporary-american-politics/

John Chau Does NOT Meet the Measures for Christian Martyrdom

News reports of a young Christian's violent death at the hands of the Sentinelese people has captured the world's attention this week. Martyrdom is the endurance of bodily death in witness to the Christian religion. ---Dominic Prummer O.P. John Allen Chau is being hailed a martyr by some and an arrogant and reckless, renegade zealot …

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‪The “Great Commission” is NOT what Fundamentalist Evangelicals Say‬

We have record in the Christian New Testament Gospels (Matthew 28:18-20) that Jesus commanded his Disciples (those immediately in front of him at the time he spoke) to “go into all the world” on his supreme authority, in order to make yet other disciples, by teaching them what Jesus himself taught and by baptizing them …

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The Bible, Christianity and Homosexuality – GayChurch.org

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Should the Church allow the blessing of homosexual marriages/unions? Should a homosexual in a committed relationship be ordained a priest or even consecrated bishop? What about tradition? What should I tell my friends or relatives who are gay? Must they remain single for their whole life? We …

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Prof. André Gagné on the NAR’s “Spiritual Warfare” as #ChristianAltFacts for #AltReality

1/ Like @C_Stroop, since I'm not in church on Sundays, here are some #ChristianAltFacts I learned and taught as a former evangelical pastor. The idea of "Spiritual Warfare" was part of my worldview. Here's a @YouTube video I did recently on this idea.https://t.co/bpUe6szw5F— André Gagné (@profagagne) November 11, 2018

postCHRISTIAN: Why we need a new reformation in the church | Kurt Willems

In this post, I chat with Christian Piatt about his most recent book, postCHRISTIAN: What's Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?. He makes some important observations about the state of Christianity in a postmodern world. Whether you agree with everything he says or not, it's important to allow his thoughts to provoke us.... ....We need …

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The Church has No Right (or Left)

“The Church” should be prescriptive only for those within it. In other words, STOP trying to tell (or force) disbelievers to live according to your faith and/or morals. Christofascism can be both “right” and “left,” and both instances are wrong, every time! If only Christianity would remember it has NO moral “jurisdiction” outside itself—no right …

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Composition of Tweets about Church & Politics

The trouble with “the #Church” getting entangled in #politics is that doing good in Jesus’ name always gets lost in the process; and if it is not lost, then the travesty of dominionist #theocracy (a.k.a. #Christofascism) has taken over. Coercion or forced faith is never genuine. — Lamb's Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) September 5, 2018 “Influence” (a.k.a. …

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