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Gay Marriage Hits Major Bump in Federal Appeals Court
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

The same-sex marriage movement lost its first major case in a federal appeals court Thursday after a lengthy string of victories, creating a split among the nation’s circuit courts that virtually guarantees re ...

What Happens Next in the 20 States That Still Ban Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court’s decision to sit out the legal battle over same-sex marriage will — for now, at least — leave the future of laws prohibiting gays and lesbians from marrying in the hands of lower state and f ...

Schuette vs. the Image of God
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Can a vote outlaw equal protection under the law? The Court seems to think so. IN 2006, A ...

Gun Victims, Erased from Our Memory
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

The best impulses of major religions condemn this kind of hateful violence. Yet in America their arguments go nowhere, beaten back by gun lobbyists whose only answer is more guns. Apparently they think nothing ...

March Madness and How To Love Thy Rival
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Here’s an example of how Jesus ruined sports for me. Watching sports is not as much fun as it used to be. I blame Jesus for that, because  he just had to say : “Love thy ...

Woe To Those Who Make Unjust Laws
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

The right-to-work legislation that was passed by the House and the Senate in Michigan just this month is designed to break unions. It is designed to prevent workers from organizing. And we must oppose it as fi ...

Mars Hill Bible Church Names Rob Bell’s Successor
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 9:23am | Type: Blog

In an email sent on Wednesday to members of the Grandville, Mich., church, leaders announced Kent Dobson had accepted the lead position. GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Mars Hill Bible Church ...

Jim Wallis on "All-American Muslim": "These critics are nothing more than hate groups."
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

The families in "All-American Muslim" don't conform to distorted Muslim stereotypes that critics had apparently hoped to see on the reality show. Well, too bad for them. ...

Rob Bell's Parting Epistle to Mars Hill: "Grace + Peace"
Originally Posted: 01/02/2012 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Rob Bell, 41, the founding pastor of Mars Hill church in western Michigan, bid adieu to his congregation in a 5,000-word epistle about grace and peace, which he preached the Sunday before Christmas to thousand ...

"Love Your Enemies" = "Don't Shoot Them, Either."
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

When Jesus said, “Love your enemies,” is it possible he also could’ve meant, “Don’t shoot them, either”? The House of Representatives just passed a law that would allow gun-ow ...