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It's Not Only About Josh Duggar, It's Also About An Entire SYSTEM of Abuse
I grew up in a Christian fundamentalist cult. You can read more about that in my book, Girl at The End of the World . Suffice to say, I understand the…
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Brené Brown: Listening to shame
http://www.ted.com Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a…
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10 hours ago
Generation Joshua > Home
iGovern Registration is here! Generation Joshua is pleased to announce that registration for our iGovern Summer Camps is now open! We again have three great…
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what Christian fundamentalism means to us
I started my series on Christian fundamentalism (definitions and a history lesson) for a variety of reasons. First, one of my very good friends was worried that…
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Editorial | Chartbeat
know When The Journal News puts social momentum to work When a story reappeared in the “top pages” section of The Journal News’ Chartbeat dashboard after a few…
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11 hours ago
Can Tony Haile save journalism by changing the metric?
The company that wants to deliver journalism from a decade of digital bloodletting is perched like a physical metaphor in an office six stories above the…
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Texas Senate Approves Bill To Label Those With Insurance Through O-care
The Texas state Senate on Tuesday evening passed a bill that would label the health insurance cards of individuals who purchased their insurance through an…
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Church: Pastor in gay scandal welcome at altar, not at pulpit
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) - A mother came forward with new accusations against the local pastor who resigned after being outed as gay. She said what that pastor told…
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12 hours ago
Anti-Gay Pastor outed on Grindr told gay teen to kill himself
Credit – Steve Snodgrass / Flickr On Monday, Reverend Matthew Makela resigned from his position at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Midland, Mi., after Queerty…
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Carefully scripted lives: My concerns about the Duggars
I can’t say how often I’ve heard ordinary Americans defend Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their popular TLC television show, 19 Kids and Counting . “I wouldn’t…
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Consent is a necessary prerequisite for any sexual ethic
Libby Anne of Love, Joy, Feminism has written several of the most insightful responses I’ve seen to the horrifying revelations of the history of sexual abuse by…
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell: "How is Lady Pole?"
The second episode of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell introduces much of the core narrative, drawing together all the elements that will propel the story…
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Slushies vs. Frozen Underwear for Hot-Weather Workouts
Photo Credit Getty Images Slushies or frozen underwear — which is better for staying comfortable while exercising in the heat? That pressing question motivated…
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Scott Walker Says Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing'
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking to reporters in West Des Moines, Iowa earlier this month. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption
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The Josh Duggar sexual abuse scandal, explained
Stories about reality TV star Josh Duggar and the revelations that he molested several minors while he himself was a teenager have saturated the news over the…
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The New York Times blows a hole in the case against Obamacare
There are basically two versions of the looming Supreme Court case against Obamacare. One of them makes sense but doesn’t pose enough of a threat to Obamacare…
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How Evangelical Churches Protect Abusers Like Josh Duggar
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Although my parents currently attend an Episcopalian church, swear, and drink a lot of wine, my family resembles the…
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The Arc of the Moral Universe... Is Twisted
Barack Obama is in the habit of borrowing from Martin Luther King to remind us that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Funny,…
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The GHCN Temperature Adjustment Myth
Over the past few weeks, the internet has been lighting up with more absurd claims of scientific fraud. This time, the claim is that scientists have been…
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Global Warming
This page contain my posts about why we are very certain that anthropogenic global climate change (a.k.a. global warming) is real and is a serious problem that…
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5 simple chemistry facts that everyone should understand before talking about science
One of the most ludicrous things about the anti-science movement is the enormous number of arguments that are based on a lack of knowledge about high school…
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The Mystery of Kangaroo Adoptions
When you spend five years watching kangaroos, you start to see some strange things. From 2008 to 2013, Wendy King, a biologist at Bishop’s University in Quebec,…
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Brown Skin by Moe Isaac (Project M&M)
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From the Hardy Boys to Nancy Drew: The Secret Ghostwriters of Children's Fiction
bradleypjohnson / Flickr In the opening pages of a recent installment of the children’s book series The Hardy Boys , black smoke drifts though the ruined…
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5 Points On How 'One Person, One Vote' Is Suddenly In Jeopardy
The Supreme Court on Tuesday opted to hear arguments in a case that could redefine "one person, one vote" -- one of the bedrock principles of modern voting…
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17 hours ago
Little League Is a Stressful, Oversized Monstrosity. It’s Time for It to Die.
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Is Little League participation on the wane? And, if so, should we care? Those were two major questions raised by a Wall…
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17 hours ago
Hey girl, let’s read Feminist Mad Max and watch the patriarchy burn
Mad Max: Fury Road, the sandy, bloody, barbecued action flick, has become the (surprising?) feminist movie of this young summer. While its thrilling action…
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17 hours ago
If Christ Is The Victor, Hell Could Only Be Temporary
Over the course of the past year I’ve had an ongoing series introducing readers to what I call the “biblical alternative to hell,” which is a position called…
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17 hours ago
The "Inside SoCal" Series Is Transcendently Good
So, yes, obviously, it is a little ridiculous to call someone who is already a featured player on SNL by the age of 30 underappreciated. I acknowledge that. But…
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A Deadly Strain Of Dog Flu Is Spreading Throughout The Midwest. How Far Will It Reach?
There is a growing concern among pet owners about a quickly spreading strain of dog flu that has already sickened hundreds of dogs and killed 8. So far the flu…
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yesterday
I'm Tired of Talking about Bill Gothard & the Duggars
I’m so very tired. I just got home from a four-day camping trip — four days of sunshine and rain and afternoon naps and black coffee — and when I opened my…
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A "Bitter" Activism #SayHerName
By Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D., On Tuesday morning, Dave Ramsey, financial guru and evangelical Christian, provided the world with a definition he coined: “Activist:…
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yesterday
Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill to Abolish Death Penalty
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Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska vetoed a bill on Tuesday to abolish the death penalty in the state, testing the strength of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who…
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yesterday
American Christianity is broken | Defeating the Dragons
"I am truly astounded by the depths of depravity that American Evangelical Christianity is capable of sinking to."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, says “the average person is working longer hours, lower wages, and they do not see any political party standing up and…
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Bill to cut welfare cash if kids miss school passes Michigan Senate
Bay City Schools Busses 01.JPG (MLive file photo) LANSING, MI — Families could lose welfare cash benefits if a child regularly misses school under a bill…
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Jim Duggar Has Some Disgustingly Hypocritical Views on Rape and Incest
Amid revelations that 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar sexually molested a number of underage girls as a teenager, the entire Duggar family has found…
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yesterday
Michigan voters could decide two big issues -- legalized pot and repealing union wage law -- in 2016
Two big issues could appear on the November 2016 ballot.(Photo: Joshua Lott / Getty Images)
LANSING – A state panel on Tuesday approved wording for a…
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yesterday
Alaska Photo Project Captures Climate Change in a Thousand Wows
The effect of climate change is dramatically apparent in photos of Denali National Park's Hidden Creek Glacier taken 88 years apart. Credit: Denali National…
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yesterday
Kendrick Lamar Talks Politics, Spirituality, Music + More [INTERVIEW]
King Kendrick Lamar The Marvin Gaye masterpiece What’s Going On opened the floodgates for concept album social commentary in the spring of 1971—allowing Curtis…
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yesterday
5 mo. later, true implications of King v. Burwell FINALLY starting to sink into skulls of GOP admins
In other words, every one of the following states --along with the other 2 dozen not already running their own exchanges-- should be running, not walking…
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yesterday
3 Reasons for Christians to Engage in Science
A while back, I was asked to contribute a chapter on Christian engagement with science for a new resource from the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)…
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yesterday
I Would Rather Be an Atheist Than Attend the Village Church
When I compared the people who rejected Jesus with the people who accepted Jesus for a recent book project , there is one stark difference between the two.…
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yesterday
Dear God. What is Matt Chandler & Co. thinking? They're not.
As you likely know, Matt Chandler is the pastor of The Village Church , a Southern Baptist and neo-reformed mega church in the Dallas area boasting a weekly…
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yesterday
God's Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship: Kenton L. Sparks: 9780801027017: Amazon.com: Books
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 14 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Format: Paperback In this volume Kenton Sparks invites Evangelicals to…
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The end of casual Christianity
The Roman historian Tacitus described Emperor Nero’s persecution of Christians: “In their very deaths they were made the subjects of sport: for they were…
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yesterday
It's time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars too
Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day often get equated, but there is an essential distinction between the two. Veteran’s Day honors all who have served the American…
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Report: AdultFriendFinder Hack Attack Exposes Info For Millions Of Dating Site's Users
AdultFriendFinder.com is one of the largest online dating sites out there and now it’s suffered a hack attack that’s exposed a hefty portion of its 64 million…
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2 days ago
Should Christians Recite the Pledge of Allegiance?
Image by TheeErin  via Flickr A number of years ago I attended a basketball game at a Christian school. Just before the game everyone was asked to stand and…
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2 days ago
Anti-Gay Groups Gear Up To Fight A 30-Year-Old Supreme Court Victory Over Racism
by Ian Millhiser Posted on May 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm
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Bob Jones University was a racist institution. Until 1971, the school did not accept…
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2 days ago
Only God has the right to take life. When the state allows itself to take life, it sets an example...
"Only God has the right to take life. When the state allows itself to take life, it sets an example..." http://ift.tt/1Lz0PWr
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The Treasonous Love Of Jesus (A Memorial Day Reflection) | Zack Hunt
There’s an interesting encounter Jesus has in the eighth chapter of Matthew’s gospel with somebody he should have nothing to do with.
Ok, there’s nothing…
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2 days ago
Rene Girard: Is Christianity a Myth?
French anthropologist Rene Girard ("The Scapegoat," mimetic theory) discusses Frazer's "Golden Bough" and the Christ Myth theory.
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2 days ago
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