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Jesus Hated Family Values by Ben Garrett

Jesus Hated Family Values

"Throughout his ministry, Jesus is in conflict with both the notion of family (Mt. 20:34-37, Mt.19:1-10, Mt. 23:9) and his own family (Lk. 2: 42-52, Mk. 3:21). If we move beyond Jesus’ ministry and look at the epistles and the practice of early Christians we see this conflict continuing and becoming institutionalized. The Christians’ decision to address each other as brothers and sisters deeply disturbed the surrounding society. Indeed, because of this practice and that their ritual greetings included kissing, Christians were accused of incest."

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The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel by Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes Review

Politics in the Hands of Sinners

"Untying politics from its very own idolizing and idealizing tendencies, this book is about what happens when politics, as it often does, goes wrong, and dutifully shows what traits need to be deployed to analyze and take political depravity seriously. That alone speaks to its relevance for today."

Christian Devotional Articles

Christianity Now articles on testimonies, Christian devotionals, and critical reflections on religious experience.

Loving, Leaving, and Returning to Scripture by Chase Tibbs

Loving, Leaving, and Returning to Scripture

"The adventure that is our relationship with the Bible is not something to be conquered, nor boasted about. Rather, I wholeheartedly believe the Scriptures can provide for us a lifelong partner for this human endeavor of pursuing, and being pursued by, the Divine."

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In depth articles on theology, politics, philosophy, and much more. These longer reads are both more rigorous and more technical than our other articles. Not for everyone.

Might We Silence the Word: On the Truth Conditions of Theological Statements by Tylor Lovins

Might We Silence the Word: On the Truth Conditions of Theological Statements

"The world of the West is godless. Not only is it godless in that the concept of God has become empty and superfluous to public discourse of values and policies—use of theology in politics is viewed as both undermining to democratic processes and inappropriate for engagement between what are, by all appearances, the clashes of incommensurable community values—but it is godless in that we have no future."