Author - Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt is senior columnist for Religion News Service and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He has published more than 2500 articles in outlets like USA Today, The Week, Buzzfeed and National Journal. Jonathan is author of "Jesus is Better Than You Imagined" and "A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars." He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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The gospel for gun-loving Christians

How exactly can someone do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly while carrying a deadly assault rifle? asks David Gringor in a commentary.

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Brian Zahnd: No, God didn’t command genocide in the Old Testament

The following is an adaptation from “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God.” I have decided to feature it here because it was one of the most...

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