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The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism

A Call to Action (Religion in the Modern World)

In this book, Carter Heyward shows how American Christians have played a major role in building and securing structures of injustice in American life. She contends that, especially since the end of World War Two, American Christianity too often has been coopted by a white Christian nationalist agenda.

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Post-election: The Conscience of America Speaks Out

In these post-election days, there have been no reports of the violence many had forecast.  Certainly, this is most encouraging.  There is no place for violence in a civil society. 

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Why I Support the Ukrainian War Effort: The Workings of Whisper Ethics

One must always act with a sense of humility and respect for the views of others which may be different. Our hope is that, over time, in the words of Martin Luther King “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” If Dr. King is correct, the sensations of love and goodness from God will win out in the long run.

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As the Midterms Approach: Towards a Moral Vision for America

Rather than embrace people of color and celebrate our racial and cultural diversity, regrettably, large numbers of white people are pursuing another path.  Thus, the recent rise in anti-democratic fervor and its serious threat to our democracy. 

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Faith and Politics

The ills of society.  One might argue that both Christianity and politics confront the ills of society head on.  Then why is there such a rift between them? 

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America: 2022 Time for a Spiritual Revolution

The Jan 6th committee has done everything possible to show that Trump attempted to overthrow the government. They almost beg the undecided to look anew at the evidence and realize how close we came to losing our democracy and that it is still possible for that to happen.

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Messiah? No

The terms messiah and messianism have, of late, been resurrected in the political sphere. For some, Trump is the second messiah, come to liberate us from the devilish democratic cabal who eat children and worship satan,  thereby creating the kingdom of god as envisioned by heartless, authoritarian Republicans.

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The Driving Force Behind White Christian Nationalism

The time has come to recognize an inconvenient truth. Christianity for many has become a political ideology with no connection to the love and goodness that comes from God.

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Christian Nationalism: Bible as Playbook

Sixty-one percent of Republicans and 17% of Democrats think the US should declare itself a Christian nation, according to a recent U Maryland survey. This, despite many recognizing that it would violate the Constitution.

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Finding the Voice of God in the Abortion Debate

  The place to begin is to admit a hard truth for many Christians: the Bible will not tell you so. The Christian scriptures have nothing to say about abortion.

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The Little Church That Turned the Tables on DeSantis and Abbott

  A little Episcopal church on Martha’s Vineyard flipped the anti-immigrant scripts of Governor Abbott and Governor DeSantis by embracing, with open doors and hearts, a group of migrants flown there from Texas and Florida. Such flights …

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Me, Jesus, a Beer and a Cigar

Dickinson encourages the reader to seek the abnormal, embrace the uncomfortable and find the truth.  Be intentional.  Move from advocate to activist.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – September 12, 2022

Join Caleb and Mark as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives as they look at the comic book classic and now Netflix hit “The Sandman.”

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Religion and Peaceful Transitions

As the Biden administration is grappling with a rising tide of violent threats to democracy and fair elections, Great Britain has demonstrated once again the lesson that George Washington learned and made an essential part of the American heritage.

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Things That Matter: Eco-Spirituality – Part 1

The intersection of faith and climate justice

Climate change is likely the most pressing issue of our time and religion is not silent on the issue! Join scholars Matthew Fox and Thomas G. Hermans-Webster for this month’s “Things that Matter” discussion on eco-spirituality

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On Defeating Trumpism: The Answer Lies in the New Testament

If Jesus were here, he would say it is all about economic justice. That is what so many of his teachings in the New Testament are all about. The prophets echo his plea.

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The Etiology of Religious Belief

My favorite story about belief comes from Russia. It takes place in the tenth century. It’s about how Russians adopted the Orthodox faith. It is particularly relevant at this time because it helps to explain the current disaster of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Critical Race Theory

Q&A With Brian McLaren

How can I get through to my friends and relatives who have been activated by Fox News and other extremist media to be afraid of Critical Race Theory? They don’t even know what CRT is, but they sure are afraid of it.

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