The contents of the bestselling author’s next book have been kept under wraps, but she says half of it is about forgiveness and some of it may make “fundamentalists apoplectic.”
RNS’ Jonathan Merritt and Sarah Pulliam Bailey interview popular pastor and author John Mark Comer as they explore this tricky topic. Comer believes sex is not just “play for grown-ups,” but a “joining of body and soul…in self-giving love.”
Texas is not just a giant land mass filled with religious people in 10-gallon hats. It is also America’s most influential Bible-belt state.
“I passed just about every stage of heresy on my way to apostasy,” Bart said. “It wasn’t until I exhausted every option for staying a Christian that I gave it up.”
Pro-spanking Christians don’t actually read the Bible as literally as they think. If they did, they wouldn’t be defending their views on Twitter. They’d be complaining to the warden.
At more than 60 years old, pastor James Merritt says he regrets spanking his children even though he won’t say the Bible categorically condemns it.
One education expert says Christians have a moral obligation to help improve America’s schools. She offers practical advice for parents and churches.
Matthew Paul Turner argues from history that Christians have Americanized God. But making God into “a naked paper doll,” he says, is riddled with problems.