Mormon Mitt And A Teaching Moment

The most recent news gives the impression Mormon Mitt Romney may well be the Republican nominee for U. S. President.  If this happens, it will be a “teaching moment” for those of us trying to explain U. S. demoncracy to the religious right. For the last couple of decades, the religious right has seen itself, not as just another…
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“Halloween Is Satan’s Night!”

That’s Pat Robertson’s take on this zany and fun annual day.  I think we can warm him to it. Another thing he said about it was even more perplexing, “We don’t believe in ghosts.”  What, he doesn’t believe in ghosts?  What about the Holy Ghost? I can understand how he could think the Holy Ghost is different…
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The Anti-Gay Storefront Of Christiantiy

I read an article today on HuffingtonPost I found to be brilliant.  It was written by Rev. Emily C. Heath. Rev. Heath is a United Church of Christ pastor. The UCC is a liberal Protestant denomination.  She acknowledged the decline of membership in mainline churches like the UCC. She discussed her young church members.  They say when others learn…
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Is Atheism “Cool”?

The Archbishop of Canterbury said it is cool.  He thinks this is the reason so many young people are leaving the faith. To me, this is just another way of avoiding the truth.  Other attempts to explain the growth of atheism are expressed on the comment page.  Some of these are (a.) atheists have had…
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Learn About The Modern Theology.

I’m not in Fargo but I saw on the Forum’s site that Jay Bakker, son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, will be speaking this weekend in Fargo.  This is a must see for anyone who has curiosity about the future of the Christian faith. For new readers,  Jay Bakker is one of the outspoken…
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