Ryan Beiler: Christian Peacemakers Forgive Iraqi Captors Now Facing Trial

Norman Kember, Harmeet Singh Sooden, and James Loney, the three Christian Peacemaker Team members held by Iraqi militants for 118 days last year have responded to the arrest and trial of their captors much in the way anyone familiar with their organization would expect - with unconditional forgiveness and an unequivocal condemnation of violence as a means of justice.

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Alice Scott-Ferguson: Hope for an End to Hostilities

The animus between the traditional (complementarian) and the egalitarian views of women's roles shows little signs of abating. The polarized positions on issues such as whether a woman should submit to her husband, whether she is allowed to preach, or indeed, whether she is permitted to do anything without male permission, is a polemic that has its vociferous spokespersons on both sides.

With an evangelical zeal, I hold to the equality of men and women in [...]

Ryan Beiler: Even Stratfor Believes in a 'Solid Coalition' of Social Justice Evangelicals

For those of you who are unfamiliar with them, Stratfor is a highly unfluential consulting firm known in some circles as the "shadow CIA." At the very least, they're anything but apologists for progressive Christianity. But here's their most recent analysis, which I share, because frankly, it backs up my post from [...]