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Jonathan Merritt

Blog Posts by Jonathan Merritt

Posted by Jonathan Merritt 2 weeks 4 days ago
“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability … To be alive is to be vulnerable.”These are the words...
Posted by Jonathan Merritt 13 weeks 7 hours ago
One day after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder, a new poll shows younger Christians are not as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith.When asked if they agreed...
Posted by Jonathan Merritt 42 weeks 1 day ago
“DOMA is dead.”Such were the chants heard outside the United States Supreme Court yesterday when it was announced that the highest judicial body in the nation voted 5-4 to strike down the Defense of...
Posted by Jonathan Merritt 1 year 22 weeks ago
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, we learned that President Barack Obama would remain the leader of the free world. But his victory came at a price. He and Governor Mitt Romney now have the...
Posted by Jonathan Merritt 1 year 30 weeks ago
 Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by everyone from The New Yorker to The Huffington Post to The Daily Beast. The national media have perpetuated this narrative...