Atheist Shares Good Lesson for Conservative Christians

Travis Bedard

Travis_Bedard_smAs I said in “3 Ways Atheists are Good for Christianity,” believers can learn a thing or two from atheists and agnostics. Yesterday, a friend shared this gem from Travis Bedard on what’s wrong with the “oppositional evangelical ethos” of Kim Davis and most of conservative Christianity. It mirrors my critique of the “us vs. them” mentality of American religion. I’ve argued elsewhere that Christianity is not incompatible with being a practicing gay or lesbian, including gay marriage. But if it was, I think Travis Bedard’s suggestion on how a Christian like Kim Davis should handle the clash of personal morals and civil institutions is much better than the course that she chose. Check it out at >> Count the Cost << and share your thoughts.


The Six Stages of a Christian Faith Shift

Kathy Escobar

Kathy Escobar - Faith ShiftI owe the concept of “Faith Shift” to blogger and author, Kathy Escobar. I was amazed how she nailed the six stages of a spiritual evolution that I and many others have experienced. In this blog, she shares the concept in light of the recent Pew Study on declining church attendance and the rise of the “Nones” (no religious affiliation) and “Dones” (those who are done with church, but not necessarily their faith). Check out the six stages applied to Christianity and see if you can relate on a personal level.