Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Obvious Relationship Between Climate and Family Planning—and Why We Don’t Talk About It

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Several years ago, Bill Gates keynoted a breakfast for Seattle-based Climate Solutions, a nonprofit focused on advancing the clean energy economy and driving practical, profitable solutions to climate change. Gates opened his speech with an equation. To paraphrase: Our carbon … Continue reading

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Has the Christian Doctrine of Hell Become an Awkward Liability?

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Three years ago, my sister, who had long struggled with mental illness, hit her limit and jumped off a freeway bridge. She lived. She was rushed to the county trauma center, and by the time I arrived from Seattle she … Continue reading

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Biblical “Spare the Rod” Parenting Tied to PTSD, Chilling Revenge, and Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Case

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When is it acceptable for a muscular man who weighs 100 kilos and stands 1.85 meters tall to grab a stick and repeatedly hit a skinny, scared person half his size? According to many conservative Christians, such behavior is acceptable … Continue reading

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