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.

Message from the Founder & CEO, Chris LaTondresse 49
by / on February 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm / in Uncategorized

Message from the Founder & CEO, Chris LaTondresse

The aim of Recovering Evangelical is simple. Our movement represents a growing number of young evangelicals, post-evangelicals, and others in our generation who resonate with the transformational vision of Jesus of Nazareth, and who—together—are committed to bringing American Christianity into greater alignment with this vision.

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How Religious is the 112th Congress? 1
by / on January 5, 2011 at 11:02 am / in Broken World, Current Events

How Religious is the 112th Congress?

The Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life recently released a report detailing the religious make-up of the 112th Congress, the most recently elected group of Congressional leaders. Those familiar with the religious demographics of the U.S. Congress in previous years will see that little has changed.

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Christians Shouldn’t Vote 2
by / on November 2, 2010 at 10:58 am / in Broken World, Current Events, Theology

Christians Shouldn’t Vote

If your understanding of the Kingdom of God allows you to support the American project enough to pay taxes, then good citizenship (both Kingdom and temporal) requires that you vote on election day. Anything less than false piety.

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Michael Jackson’s Redemptive Brokenness 0
by / on June 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Michael Jackson’s Redemptive Brokenness

While it’s true that Michael Jackson’s life was weighed down by loss, tragedy, and a string of unfortunate personal decisions, its precisely this brokenness that grounded his idealism, saving his music from being too naïve, too optimistic, and ultimately disconnected from realty. The inescapable pain of his personal life experiences gave birth to music that offered the world an opportunity to explore its own brokenness and—more importantly—an invitation to transcend it.

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Who would Jesus torture? 0
by / on May 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Who would Jesus torture?

A survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life recently found that white evangelical Christians are more likely to support torture than people who rarely or never attend religious services. What in God’s name are they teaching in American seminaries these days?

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Where is Ted Haggard now? 0
by / on January 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Where is Ted Haggard now?

Two years ago Ted Haggard’s sex scandal sent shockwaves through the evangelical world. Once named by TIME Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America, Haggard left his megachurch in Colorado Springs in disgrace, and resigned his post at the President of the National Association of Evangelicals.

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