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You Can Get the Bible to Say Whatever You Want

By Jennifer Schwarz | August 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

For people determined to get Divine approval for their beliefs and actions, it’s not hard to get the Bible to say whatever you want it to say. You can find justification for just about anything you’d like to do and rationale for hating just about anyone you want to hate. And it’s just those kinds…

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Christian Jerks

By Jennifer Schwarz | January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

“You can believe all the right things and still be a jerk.  You can believe all the right things and still be miserable, still be in bondage, or still be untransformed. So, the emphasis upon belief is, I think, modern and mistaken. It’s also very divisive – once people  start thinking that being a Christian is about believing…

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Jesus is Coming. Look Busy!

By Jennifer Schwarz | May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

LtQ2 contributor Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing speaks for many rational followers of Jesus when she acknowledges that the rapture is nothing but fear-based spiritual abuse. Calling it the “rapture racket,” she points out how the rapture industry preys on desperate people frightened by unscrupulous and misguided teachers.  In Episode 13 of Living the Questions 2, “Debunking…

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The “Love Wins” Hellabelloo

By Jennifer Schwarz | March 11, 2011 | 8 Comments

hellabelloo noun [in sing.] informal 1. irrational tantrums among evangelical Christians over Rob Bell’s book, “Love Wins”: that’s quite a hellabelloo over Rob’s new book! 2. a commotion over “the tiddlywinks and peccadilloes of religion” (Fosdick); a fuss The evangelical blogosphere is all aflutter over Rob Bell’s soon-to-be-unleashed book “Love Wins.” Having perused an advance…

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LtQ’s Jesus Jars Sports Illustrated, Angers Portland Radio Listeners

By Jennifer Schwarz | January 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

PORTLAND, OREGON – What is media giant Entercom Communications afraid of? Curriculum publisher “Living the Questions” recently contracted with three of Entercom’s Portland area stations, KGON-FM (Classic Rock), KWJJ-FM (Country), KYCH-FM (Classic Hits) to run professionally produced ads as part of their online streaming radio services. Without an explanation beyond “due to listener complaint,” the…

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