Articles by: Chris LaTondresse | Founder & CEO, Recovering Evangelical
LaTondresse is the Founder & CEO of Recovering Evangelical. Raised in the former Soviet Union as the son of American missionary parents, he spent his young-adult years serving at bible camps, mega-churches and working in politics for a Democratic Member of Congress and for the Republican Governor of Minnesota. These experiences provided him with a global outlook and a commitment to the idea that God is not a Republican or a Democrat.

Backlash Against Sojourners Misses the Point 4
by / on May 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Backlash Against Sojourners Misses the Point

Throwing Jim Wallis and Sojourners under the bus for their decision not to run Believe Out Loud’s advertisement is as misguided and counterproductive as saying “Farewell, Rob Bell”. A gay atheist and young evangelical offer a joint perspective.

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Was Osama Bin Laden Evil? 6
by / on May 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Was Osama Bin Laden Evil?

Only God truly knows what evil is. We just like to pretend we do. All too often we, like those who have come before us, see evil exclusively in the faces of our adversaries and good only in those who bless us.

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Should First Amendment Protect Westboro? 4
by / on March 2, 2011 at 11:40 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Should First Amendment Protect Westboro?

Westboro Baptist Church’s protests have given a new face to the word “hate” in recent decades. The group has picketed events since 1991, with signs bearing slogans like, “God Hates Fags”, “God Hates America”, and even “Thank God For 9/11″. Should their protests be protected by the First Amendment?

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Farewell Rob Bell (or, John Piper’s Inferno) 74
by / on February 28, 2011 at 11:41 am / in Misplaced Jesus, Theology

Farewell Rob Bell (or, John Piper’s Inferno)

With a three word tweet about Rob Bell’s new book, John Piper unleashed an online firestorm within the evangelical world about heaven, hell and — more specifically — the question of ‘who goes where?’.

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Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results! 0
by / on February 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results!

On Tuesday, we joined forces with SelflessTee for a contest, sponsored by GOOD Magazine and Pepsi Refresh Everything, called One Selfless Act. Many thanks to all who participated. Over the weekend GOOD Magazine will be tabulating the final results. They should be ready to announce an official winner sometime early next week. Stay tuned!

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One Selfless Act for Teach for America 75
by / on February 22, 2011 at 9:11 am / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

One Selfless Act for Teach for America

You can help Recovering Evangelical help Teach for America address the needs of under-served students in Washington D.C. (and help us undo negative perceptions of Christianity in the process). Here’s how: 1) Watch the video, 2) Vote “Recovering Evangelical”, 3) Spread the word!

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Should Christians Care About Unions? 12
by / on February 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Should Christians Care About Unions?

More than 30,000 demonstrators have descended on the Wisconsin Statehouse, two days in a row, to protest Governor Scott Walker’s decision to severely restrict the collective bargaining rights of most public employee unions. The proposed bill would make it illegal for unions to use healthcare benefits and their pension funds as bargaining chips. Should Christians care?

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How Obama’s Budget Battle Hurts the Poor 0
by / on February 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

How Obama’s Budget Battle Hurts the Poor

Obama and his Republican opponents have more in common on the budget than they’re likely to admit. The respective proposals of both parties “solve” America’s fiscal woes through cuts to programs that help poor people, while increasing military spending and — just as morally tone-deaf and mind-numbingly irresponsible — passing the buck on our nation’s longer-term fiscal problems.

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Braveheart Writer addresses National Prayer Breakfast (video) 6
by / on February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Braveheart Writer addresses National Prayer Breakfast (video)

Earlier this month Randall Wallace delivered the keynote speech at the 59th National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. He is the Oscar-nominated creative force behind the epic storytelling of such critical and box-office hits as BRAVEHEART, WE WERE SOLDIERS and PEARL HARBOR, and this past Fall he brought to life the inspirational excitement of SECRETARIAT.

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Pharaoh Flees Egypt 1
by / on February 11, 2011 at 11:19 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Pharaoh Flees Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak’s thirty-year regime has officially come to an end. Even strong words from the defiant leader yesterday evening were not enough to keep the Egyptian people at bay. Their message during the past two weeks of demonstrations and protests has been loud and clear — echoing the words of Moses: “Let my people go.”

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