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Punishing Kids

This post over at Mak’s blog discusses the merits and demerits of punishing children. By punishment, the post (and its links) refer to actually visiting physical violence upon one’s children. 896 more words

Mental Health Issues

Compassion for a Bully

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Let me say up front that this is going to be a weird article. I have been thinking about how to write this since Thursday morning when I read a column by David Brooks in the New York Times called… 1,833 more words

Political Commentary

Wild at Heart?

In Donald Trump and Militant Evangelical MasculinityKristin du  Mez points to the obvious connection of the Evangelical church to a militant masculinity.

a masculinity that has enshrined patriarchal authority, condoned a callous display of power at home and abroad, and functioned as a linchpin in the political and social worldviews of conservative white evangelicals.

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Donald Trump

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham

Dear Mr. Graham,

I’ve watched you over the years.

As a kid, I was first introduced to you through an interview in which you shared your life story. 1,071 more words

Gospel

Exposed

“So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.” Malachi 3:18… 397 more words

Gospel

A Reflection on HIV/AIDS for World AIDS Day

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Thursday was World AIDS Day, and so today I am going to reminisce about the events in my life that helped bring me to not just care about the treatment of people infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS but for becoming an advocate for the Gay Community. 3,507 more words

Political Commentary

The Evangelical's Deadly Sin

I am, like so many of you and so many millions of Americans across the country devastated and dispirited by Donald Trump’s surprising victory. It seems almost incomprehensible and yet this is the reality we face. 1,218 more words

Progressive Christianity