Religion

Love Your Enemies – Except Those Slimy Politicians?

Love Your Enemies – Except Those Slimy Politicians?

By Stephen N. Allred – As I mingle with Christians these days I'm hearing a lot of hateful speech toward those on the "other side." Angry, demeaning and sometimes untrue words are spoken, yet all is considered acceptable since it's ostensibly done for the cause of righteousness.

 
 

Opinion: Social Justice – Popular Piety or Modern Mania?

Opinion: Social Justice – Popular Piety or Modern Mania?

By Gerry Wagoner – In spite of the efforts of social justice proponents to explain away its historical relationship to totalitarianism, we cannot escape the fact that authoritarian brutality is the not-merely-possible-but-inevitable outworking of the nature of "social justice" itself.

 
 

Five Requirements of a Knight of Faith

Five Requirements of a Knight of Faith

Soren Kierkegaard identifies five requirements to be a knight of faith. I do not consider these requirements to be hard and fast rules (in fact I will challenge at least one of them), but I do think that these are good things to think about if we are going to live a life of faith.

 
 

Sinners Transformed by Grace: Pope's Resignation Amidst Scandal a Sign of Hope

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Although Benedict XVI has cited health concerns, there is some speculation that the resignation may be related to the ongoing sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in the past decade. Before becoming Pope, Cardinal Ratzinger was responsible for ordering that all reports of sex abuse be channeled through his office at the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith which he operated from 2001 to 2005.

 
 

Religious Liberty: Windows of Vulnerability?—Bert Beach

[fblike style="standard" showfaces="true" verb="like" font="arial"] 01-19-2013 Burt Beach: Religious LIberty: Windows of Vulnerability? from Spencerville Adventist on Vimeo. Bert Beach presented this sermon at the Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church on January 19, 2013.

 
 

Preferential Treatment, Persecution, or Loss of Privilege?

Preferential Treatment, Persecution, or Loss of Privilege?

Some people believe that their religion obligates them to not only control themselves, but to control others as well. I believe that it is possible to make religious freedom as expansive as possible, and truly allow people to follow the dictates of their hearts as God (or whatever they believe in) leads them. Not only do I think that this is the solution that works best for our democracy, but I also happen to think that this is the solution that gets us closer to what God wants as well.

 
 

Federal Judge: Christian Owned For-Profit Company Must Comply with HHS Mandate

Federal Judge: Christian Owned For-Profit Company Must Comply with HHS Mandate

Hobby Lobby is appealing the ruling. Ultimately, for the Greens, it may come down to the question of whether a business can serve both "God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24).

 
 

The Results: Voters Decide on Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana, gambling and religious freedom

The Results: Voters Decide on Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana, gambling and religious freedom

On November 6, 2012 voters in many states had the opportunity to make decisions on a number of state laws through ballot measures. Voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington voted in favor of measures that would legalize same-sex marriage. Voters in Minnesota rejected a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and voters in North Carolina voted to define marriage as solely existing between one man and one woman.

 
 

A Dwight Nelson Sermon on Politics: American Confusion

A Dwight Nelson Sermon on Politics: American Confusion from

 
 

Jackson Sun Interviews Two Religious Leaders Engaged in Trademark Dispute

The Jackson Sun has interviewed Walter "Chick" McGill and Lucan Chartier about their trademark dispute with the Seventh-day Adventist Church (their church is named "Creation 7th Day Adventist") that has landed both of them in jail for contempt of court. Although later released, McGill and Chartier maintain that they could be incarcerated again if they refuse to change the name of their church, which they believe was given to them by God.