Century Blog http://www.christiancentury.org/node/all/archive en New today: The church's new foundation, Charles Scriven reviews Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking, supporting couples through infertility http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-churchs-new-foundation-charles-scriven-reviews-brian-mclarens-book-w <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Today's <i>Century</i> articles and blog posts, news articles, CCblogs network highlights, daily lectionary readings, and witnesses from the cloud. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-churchs-new-foundation-charles-scriven-reviews-brian-mclarens-book-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-churchs-new-foundation-charles-scriven-reviews-brian-mclarens-book-w#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Celeste Kennel-Shank 28782 at http://www.christiancentury.org Civil religion in a time of war http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/civil-religion-time-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>The United States is back at war—that didn’t take very long. One might argue we never really stopped fighting, or, frankly, that the country has been in a perpetual state of war since World War II. Religious as well as the more generic popular responses to America’s various wars often boils down to a tension between revulsion and obligation. Not surprisingly, that dualism relates directly to the simple formula presidents have used over the years (and through every war) to justify military actions in strategic and moral terms. The threats change—fascism, communism, terrorism—as do the locations, but the moral rationale rarely does.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/civil-religion-time-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/civil-religion-time-war#comments civil religion George Bush president obama president of the united states Vietnam War Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Raymond Haberski Jr. 28778 at http://www.christiancentury.org New today: Lebanese Christians take up arms against ISIS, conversion and method acting, comparing each other's causes http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-lebanese-christians-take-arms-against-isis-conversion-and-method-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Today's <i>Century</i> articles and blog posts, news articles, CCblogs network highlights, daily lectionary readings, and witnesses from the cloud. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-lebanese-christians-take-arms-against-isis-conversion-and-method-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-lebanese-christians-take-arms-against-isis-conversion-and-method-act#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Celeste Kennel-Shank 28780 at http://www.christiancentury.org Supporting couples through infertility http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/supporting-couples-through-infertility <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p><em>I never expected this.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></em>Those words swam in my head every single month that we were waiting for a baby. So I should not be surprised that infertility continues to shape&nbsp;my life in unexpected ways, such as in the overwhelming number of stories people shared in response to a&nbsp;recent post I wrote.&nbsp;I've been floored&nbsp;by how many people are yearning to hear that they are seen.</p><p>So many couples&nbsp;are suffering the invisibility of infertility.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/supporting-couples-through-infertility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/supporting-couples-through-infertility#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Laura Kelly Fanucci 28781 at http://www.christiancentury.org New today: Beth Felker Jones reviews the movie Gone Girl, blogging the lectionary, what's your status? http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-beth-felker-jones-reviews-movie-gone-girl-lectionary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Today's <i>Century</i> articles and blog posts, news articles, CCblogs network highlights, daily lectionary readings, and witnesses from the cloud. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-beth-felker-jones-reviews-movie-gone-girl-lectionary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-beth-felker-jones-reviews-movie-gone-girl-lectionary#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Celeste Kennel-Shank 28768 at http://www.christiancentury.org My cause is better than your cause http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/my-cause-better-your-cause <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>A while back,&nbsp;a blog post speaking into the pain of miscarriage&nbsp;was making its rounds on the Internet. Having never miscarried (that I know of), or grieved the death of any child, I asked&nbsp;my friend who lost her two-month-old son&nbsp;whether she felt highlighting the pain of miscarriage diminishes the story of her own tragedy. She replied, “It is not very helpful to compare pain.”</p><p>But how often do we do just that?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/my-cause-better-your-cause" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/my-cause-better-your-cause#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Cindy Brandt 28774 at http://www.christiancentury.org Conversion and method acting http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/conversion-and-method-acting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p class="p1">In case you’re not up on your celebrity news, Shia LaBeouf&nbsp;<a href="http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/shia-labeouf%23_">recently told&nbsp;<i>Interview</i></a>&nbsp;magazine that he “became a Christian man” on the set of&nbsp;<i>Fury</i>, in which he plays an evangelical soldier. Yay, another high-profile believer!</p><p class="p1">Well, maybe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/conversion-and-method-acting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/conversion-and-method-acting#comments conversion decision theology method acting religious practice shia labeouf Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Steve Thorngate 28757 at http://www.christiancentury.org New today: Prayers with feet, Joe Price reviews Marcia W. Mount Shoop's book Touchdowns for Jesus, life in prison http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-prayers-feet-joe-price-reviews-marcia-w-mount-shoops-book-touchdowns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Today's <i>Century</i> articles and blog posts, news articles, CCblogs network highlights, daily lectionary readings, and witnesses from the cloud. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-prayers-feet-joe-price-reviews-marcia-w-mount-shoops-book-touchdowns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/new-today-prayers-feet-joe-price-reviews-marcia-w-mount-shoops-book-touchdowns#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Celeste Kennel-Shank 28761 at http://www.christiancentury.org What’s your status? http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/what-s-your-status <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the efforts that the church I serve has engaged in order to support and encourage new members and friends. I’ve especially been thinking about the time I’ve spent with new and fledging members and visitors. I’ve visited with, met for coffee, opened my office to what feels like countless new people—some new to the area and others just new to church. A few haven’t even made it to worship.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/what-s-your-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/what-s-your-status#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Susan M. Reisert 28765 at http://www.christiancentury.org Navigating the waters of post-Christendom visions http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/navigating-waters-post-christendom-visions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>It seems like everywhere you go Christians in one way or another are talking about Christendom. Actually, the word being used most is post-Christendom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/navigating-waters-post-christendom-visions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-10/navigating-waters-post-christendom-visions#comments beyond christendom christendom christian history colonialism conquest Oppression post-Christendom racism slavery white supremacy Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Drew G. I. Hart 28751 at http://www.christiancentury.org