When the life of Jesus was threatened by an angry mob, Peter, one of His most impetuous disciples, stepped up to defend the life of Christ with a sword. Peter famously cut off the ear of Malchus, probably because under the stress of the late-night riot his aim was

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Though it is getting little coverage outside of what is being inaccurately described as a “worker shortage,” the United States is in the middle of a quiet but growing reactivated labor movement. Nabisco, Kellogg and John Deere have had prolonged worker strikes this fall. The United Mine Workers of America

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For over a decade, the United States of America was a dry nation. The Volstead Act was a nationwide constitutional ban on alcohol in all its forms, and while statistically, the consumption of alcohol did drop, it may be argued that wholistically the prohibition did more harm than good. Most

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A print of this comic by the Naked Pastor can be purchased here. Martin Luther stood in peril of his earthly life and possibly his eternal soul. The energetic Wittenberg firebrand challenged more than he realized when he issued debating points to the popular indulgence seller Johann Tetzel. Tetzel’s cavalier

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The tragic images coming out of Afghanistan in the wake of U.S. troop withdrawal is a reminder of the prophetic words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “An eye for an eye leaves us all blind.”Two decades ago, following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a defiant President George W. Bush

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A couple of years ago, a meme started to float around in what I think of as my Internet circles that wasn’t so much a joke as it was an expression of despair. It was simply a block of text – I think it was originally lifted from a headline

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“St. Lawrence Distributing the Riches of the Church”, Bernardo Strozzi, c. 1625 The Parcast Network’s Conspiracy Theories podcast recently did a four-episode deep dive into the supposed mysteries of the Vatican. While some parts were interesting and some were just silly, it opened with what I thought was an odd

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Billy Graham One of my pastors offered a humorous shorthand for dealing with the complexities of defining American evangelicalism when I was a teenager. He repeated the joke, popular at the time, that an evangelical was anyone who liked Billy Graham. The corollaries to this statement helped sort “liberals” and

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Title: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted A Faith and Fractured A Nation Author: Kristin Kobes Du Mez Publisher: Liveright Kristin Kobes Du Mez’s Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted A Faith and Fractured A Nation begins on sacred ground for all daughters and sons of

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Beth Moore’s departure from the Southern Baptist Convention has captured a great deal of attention. Rightly so from one perspective. Moore built a devoted following over the course of forty years teaching the Bible at a level accessible to lay people. Women, in particular, gravitated to a voice that understood

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Editor’s Note: The term exvangelical has come into vogue recently as more people deconstruct (another trending word) their faith. All the Faith on View authors come from evangelical movements either, Baptist or Pentecostal, and all still hold their faith deeply. Yet, they have differing perspectives on the term of exvangelical,

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The two aging gladiators met on a makeshift wooden platform outside the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, TN. The most famous courtroom scene in American history did not even take place in a courtroom. The date was July 20, 1925, and the witness was William Jennings Bryan. Bryan enjoyed a

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Coming of age in the 1980’s, I was the poster child for American Evangelicalism at every intersection of its emerging influence, including politics and entertainment. Rush Limbaugh provided my political education and Carman (Carmelo Domenic Licciardello) provided the soundtrack. Both of these iconic figures died within a day of each

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