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Cock-Blocking for Jesus

A modest proposal for Christian men who are concerned about trans bathroom rights by Melinda Selmys Amid all of the talk about laws preventing trans people from using washrooms and change-rooms according to their...

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Disappearing Our Pastors

by Megan DeFranza “So,” I said, “what I reckon it all comes down to is, how can I preach if I don’t have any answers?” “Yes, Mr. Crow,” he said, “How can you?” …...

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On the Rewards of a Sider Scholarship

by Stefanie Israel It’s hard to believe it has already been 5 years since I graduated from Palmer Seminary with my Masters in Theological Studies. Even though I am now on the PhD track...

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Making Love Louder than Hate

by Darren Calhoun Tomorrow will mark my sixth year of being part of counter-protest efforts at the Chicago LGBTQ Pride parade. This effort started with the “I’m Sorry” campaign in 2010.  At that time,...

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Divisive Issues as Spiritual Practice

by Rob Barrett Christian practices teach us to live differently. So when the culture preaches relentless productivity and greed, we practice resting and giving. Such things don’t come naturally, but practice enables us—by the...

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When the Bible Is Bad for You

by Brian Zahnd I love the Bible. I read the Bible. I read the Bible every day. I’ve been a serious student of the Bible for over forty years. I don’t know how many...