Posted on | March 20, 2014 | No Comments
Debunking Right-Wing Persecution Fantasies; Small Church Pastors and Bullying; Steve Green Never Backs Down
I'm a regular reader of Salon. I read it for challenging articles like this.
I do NOT believe that Christians are being persecuted, though I do think they are facing intolerance and there are genuine religious liberty concerns. However, if you agree with me, you should still read why some people just think that is ridiculous. Here's a well-thought case (with which I disagree).
Scot is quoting a post from Karl Vaters in this post on his blog. The fact is that there is a lot of bullying of pastors. It's not everyone, and I've written plenty on narcissistic pastors, but Karl (via Scot) brings some important words here.
Cathy Grossman is a beast of long-form article (Kevin Eckstrom and RNS, we need more!). This is a remarkably helpful look at the Green family, their background, and why they care about the HHS Mandate.
Dr. Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist who coaches pastors and organizational leaders on multicultural issues. She speaks regularly at organizations, churches, conferences and universities.
She recently completed her first book Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart.