U.S.’s Biggest Christian Charity Reportedly Channeled $56.1 Million to Purported Hate Groups

“This is like a shell-game funnel of corporate money,” one expert told Newsweek, speaking of the way big donors can support unpopular causes. — Read on http://www.newsweek.com/biggest-christian-charity-funding-hate-groups-1370055

Between Trump and Putin: The Right-Wing International, a Crisis of Democracy, and the Future of the European Union | Political Research Associates

Between Trump and Putin: The Right-Wing International, a Crisis of Democracy, and the Future of the European Union | Political Research Associates — Read on http://www.politicalresearch.org/2017/05/11/between-trump-and-putin-the-right-wing-international-a-crisis-of-democracy-and-the-future-of-the-european-union/

Russian Social Conservatism, the U.S.-based WCF, & the Global Culture Wars in Historical Context | Political Research Associates

Russian Social Conservatism, the U.S.-based WCF, & the Global Culture Wars in Historical Context | Political Research Associates — Read on http://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/02/16/russian-social-conservatism-the-u-s-based-wcf-the-global-culture-wars-in-historical-context/

Former independent fundamental Baptists share their stories (2) | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

They were terrorized, trapped and even sexually abused. Now, these former members of independent fundamental Baptist churches share how their experiences will affect the rest of their lives. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222807340.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Inside Star-Telegram fundamental Baptist abuse investigation | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram interviewed more than 200 members, ex-members and clergy and reviewed hundreds of documents during its eight-month investigation into sexual abuse at independent fundamental Baptist churches. — Read on amp.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576635.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Former independent fundamental Baptists share their stories (1) | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Former members of independent fundamental Baptist churches describe a culture and teachings that impact the rest of their lives. The following quotes are taken from interviews. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576550.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Church ties, pastors’ friendships allow abusers to escape | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A pattern of cover-ups and the shuffling of suspected abusers among churches and universities that are part of the independent fundamental Baptist movement. — Read on http://www.star-telegram.com/living/religion/article222576430.html READ THE ENTIRE 4 PART SERIES and BACKSTORY HERE

Romans 13 and the State – Young Anabaptist Radicals

It is interesting to me how everyone just assumes that Paul is referring to the state in this passage. No one ever considers the possibility that Romans 13 has nothing to do with the state. There are even many translations that add the term “governing” to the Greek’s “authorities” so that the impression that the …

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Bill Hybels: The Emaciated & Very Bony Fish — Part 2

Once again, institutional, corporate Christianity reels with groans and the grief that comes from exposure of high level corruption, this time from one of its seemingly untouchables---Willow Creek and Bill Hybels. It is no small stir. News publications such as the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times have covered the story. Colleagues figuratively shook …

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