Who Should Christians Vote For? – A Call For Guest Posts

    Election Day is just over a month away. Which means if you haven't decided who you're going to vote for, you don't have much time left to decide. But as Christians, is there a specific candidate or party we "should" vote for? Or "should" we even vote at all? This debate over religion's relationship with politics has been around forever and it's not going away anytime soon. Recently, a...
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Caesar’s Messiah: Rome Invented Jesus?

      I try to be as level headed as possible in my critiques . But... The claim made by the book discussed below is one of the most absolute, demonstrably false, completely ignorant pieces of dribble I've ever come across. And that has nothing to do with the religious implications of Jesus being nothing more than the invention of a Roman empire desperate to "pacify the Jews." Seriously. My beef is with this jackass' utter lack of historical scholarship or even...
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The Gospel According To Donald Trump

    I'm not sure what's more ridiculous. Everything Donald Trump says. Or... The fact that a Christian school like Liberty University, which is profoundly concerned about what their students are taught (that's why they exist after all), would invite Trump to "preach' what is quite literally the complete opposite message of the gospel. Obviously schools are free to invite whomever they wish to come speak and they should. If I believed for one second that a school like Liberty was...
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How To Welcome Visitors To Church

      Steve McSwain over at the Huffington Post posted this welcome statement from a church bulletin which was passed on to him. As he didn't mention a specific church and doesn't appear to have the actual bulletin, it's possible that this statement didn't actually in any bulletin (which he seems to acknowledge). Its tone is actually very similar to the liturgy used (and created...I think) for the opening chapel this semester at Yale Divinity. So, if...
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The Problem With Questions

Nothing makes you feel dumber than going to school. At least that's the case for me. Seriously. I can do all my assigned reading and spend time reflecting on the text, but that won't always save me from staring blankly back at the professor when asked a question, or worse, answering incorrectly. That's not to say there aren't questions I'm asked that I do know the answer to, but...
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Obama Campaign Raises New ‘Satanic Flag’

    The Third Eagle never ceases to amaze. Seriously, if you're not familiar with him, you owe it to yourself to stop what you're doing and spend the rest of your day watching all of his amazing "prophetic" videos....especially the ones in which he sings his own original compositions. Anyway, in what is by far the shortest video of his YouTube prophet career (a mere 1:20), William Tapley, aka The Third Eagle of the Apocalypse and Co-Prophet of...
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