Abused nuns reveal stories of rape, forced abortions | PBS NewsHour

Another scandal is engulfing the Catholic Church. At a time when the Vatican has taken its most concrete steps to address a long ordeal with sex abuse and coverups, a growing chorus of nuns is speaking out about the suffering they have endured at the hands of the priesthood, including rape, forced abortion, emotional abuse …

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A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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Catholic church spent ‘considerable’ amount lobbying to thwart sex abuse law changes: Report Index

The money was spent in states where some laws were being discussed or proposed that would make priests and the church liable for decades-old alleged abuse. — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/US/catholic-church-lobbyists-spent-106m-fight-legal-efforts/story

Trump, Court Evangelicals & the State Church

A repugnant video is circulating, mainly on Facebook, but probably other platforms as well. It is a commentary on DJT's address to evangelicals at a recent dinner, made by evangelicals to honor Trump. The link to said video is here: https://www.facebook.com/LanceWallnau/videos/263231117636013/ Here's my response: “Christians,” who think Trump is someone able to give prophetic warnings …

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Evangelical Romanticism

Key conclusion: the patristics have never been the property of the Roman Catholics or even the Eastern Orthodox. The idea that leaving evangelicalism to find the apostolic fathers or patristics is Romanticism, not history. But what we need is a generation of evangelicals educated as leaders by learning the patristics. The collapse of Trinitarian thinking in …

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Nicaea: not Rome’s Authority

In his 2016 article, Evangelical Exodus: The Protestant seminary that produced dozens of Catholic converts, Paul Senz describes a happening that perhaps precipitated or maybe merely coincides with the more recent #Exvangelical and #EmptyThePews phenomena. From Personal Experience Having personally attended classes at Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2013, I feel as though I dodged a …

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What Conservative Evangelical Protestants Mean by “Compromise”

[Update, 02/18/2018: Sam Kean, writer of Lamb's Harbinger, is PostEvangelical (or, Anti-Evangelical: see About page) but maintains this article, due to its "essential doctrine" subject matter] When Conservative Evangelical Protestants talk about "compromise," what do they mean? What does Conservative, Evangelical Protestant even mean? What does it matter? Well, all these things matter a great …

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