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What a Different Reading of Mary Magdalene Can Tell Us About the Christian Value of a Woman’s Voice

Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov

The War on Women fights to take away a women’s rights to make decisions for their own lives, instead granting male leaders the sole authority to dictate their allowable actions.  This injustice is furthered by a common Fundamentalist Christian idea that a woman can’t be entrusted with authority even over themselves. If we take another look at the Bible, however, we’ll have to confront this idea with the example of a woman whom Christ himself had entrusted with the authority to bear his message: Mary Magdalene

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Fighting Fire with Water: The Christian Role in the War on Women

To keep the #WaronWomen going, warmongers depend on convincing congregations of American Christians that the Bible commands them to seize control of a woman’s right to her own life. If we are to fight back effectively, we must have the patience and strength to forge personal connections, showing them that there is another, Christian way.

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Taxpayer-Funded Crisis Pregnancy Centers Use Federal Dollars to Proselytize and Spread Medical Lies

Taxpayer-funded crisis pregnancy centers are using religion to oppose abortion and contraception, and many of them only hire Christians.

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Mary’s Choice: What the Annunciation Story Tells Us About Moral Agency

Time and time again we see how God gives God’s people choices in their decisions to follow in God’s way. The Annunciation story is but one of many pointing to a God who gives us the power to make moral choices and trusts that we will do so.

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Abortion, Let’s NOT Leave Religion Out of It!

Over and over and over again people tell me to leave religion out of the debate over abortion. “Many Christians believe in the right to abortion, at least in cases of rape or incest,” I am often told, “So, why alienate them by bringing up religion?”

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STOKING FIRE: Research Underscores the Potential for a Pro-Choice Agenda Among Evangelical Youth

Since evangelical youth have essentially the same career aspirations as everyone else, these kids need to understand how their bodies work so that ill-timed pregnancies don’t derail their plans.

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Right-wing Focus on the Family’s Chilling New Agenda on “Marriage Defense”

“Pro-family” group, Focus on the Family is shifting away from opposing same-sex marriage and instead focusing on making it more difficult to obtain a divorce. Does anyone else think this is scary? …

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Gay Slurs, Erotic Art: Sex Ed and Christianity in Montana

In Helena, Montana, educators are trying to implement comprehensive sex education.  But the curriculum has spurred furious right-wing opposition, and false claims about the content.

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A Pastor Speaks: More Than The Children We Wanted

All children should be hoped for and longed for. They should all find welcome in a family that was not complete before their arrival. They should all be the children not of our wants but of our dreams, and our deepest fulfillment.

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Get Real! How Can I Stop Feeling So Guilty About Having Sex?

I’m 23 and was raised Christian and sex has always made me feel guilty.  I got married a year ago and now can’t enjoy sex at all. Am I being punished for having sex before marriage? Should I just accept a life without sex?

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