Rare is the person who wants hell to exist because they need it for themselves. We need hell as a convenient place to put all the people we hate. As an option for ourselves and our loved ones, well, hell becomes a lot less popular.
In Lynchburg they aimed to fellowship, and to reaffirm their values — but also to serve as a thorn in the side of those who promote a conservative brand of their faith that has aligned itself with President Trump.
Theologians are important in all our lives. They are the researchers and scholars who write and lecture about the weighty questions we all — people of faith and no faith — contemplate and wrestle with.
I want to believe that moral character, sacrifice, decency, and goodness are important to you...But every time you have an opportunity to take up your cross and show me, it seems as if you are more interested in prospering white, male, heterosexual, right-wing, conservative power and privilege.
The Republican Party’s political sellout to Donald Trump — and the Democrats' lack of a clear moral alternative many people of faith are excited to support — leave many of us feeling politically homeless.