When the Spirit stirs up controversy
I used to read Ephesians 4 and get that vague, warm glow we Mennonites feel when we see the word peace. Now the passage stops me cold.
The decline narrative reaches evangelicals
Why have evangelical denominations joined the mainline's downward turn? We await the definitive study, but a few culprits seem likely.
Theologian Jennifer McBride on the nontriumphal church
"It is by being in solidarity with sinners that Jesus brings about reconciliation. This is not a picture of Jesus that churches often emphasize."
Why I need Advent
My family went over the top with Christmas gifts when I was young. But because of Advent, I knew this wasn't what I was waiting for.
How Paul redefines monotheism
How can Paul navigate the choppy waters of a pagan environment, with its idols and temples? The obvious place to start is the Shema.
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