Tag Archives: Christianity

Pray for Iraq but Question your State

  Recently I have seen a host of “Pray for Iraq” memes, events and posts on my Facebook feed. Many, perhaps most of the people I know on Facebook are Western Christians from the U.S. and Canada. Many of them, including … Continue reading

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The Second Great Awakening and the Emptiness of Evangelicalism

Evangelicalism in the United States, and Christianity in the United States in general, has many problems. One only need to compare what is acceptable in Evangelical culture to the teachings of Jesus to see some of the more obvious conflicts. These … Continue reading

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Suey Park and the Dire Need for the Prophetic Tradition

“Where are all the prophets who love God?” – Ramone, spoken word poet Suey Park, (who was mentioned last on this blog regarding the furor over #CancelColbert) recently posted about her experiences in the church, and before you continue please … Continue reading

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Speakfaithfully Podcast Episode 4: Creating Safe Spaces for LGBT people within Christianity with James and Rebecca Farlow

On today’s episode we discuss one straight couple’s efforts to create safe spaces for LGBT people within Christianity , including their new non-profit Sanctuary. Episode 4 – Creating Safe Spaces for LGBT people within Christianity  I hope you enjoy this episode. Next week … Continue reading

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Alone But Not Alone and The Christian Imagination of History

Recently the indie Christian film Alone But Not Alone made some waves when it was nominated for an Oscar for best song, a number sung by Joni Eareckson Tada. This was controversial because it was such an obscure film that … Continue reading

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Would Jesus Colonize You?: Why all Christians, including PM Harper, should oppose Harper’s agenda towards First Nations. (Pt3)

The Gospel is inherently anti-colonial yet many Christians throughout the centuries have been complicit in it. Colonialism is still alive and well today, even if we hide it better.  It is also still against the Gospel and the Way of … Continue reading

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Would Jesus Colonize you: If so, then what gives with Christianity’s role in Colonialism? (Part 2)

If the Gospel is anti-colonial, why have Christians been so complicit in colonialism? I have argued that the Gospel is inherently anti-colonial. Combine that with the non-violence Jesus taught, practiced and expect us to follow (which thoroughly undercuts the main … Continue reading

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