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.
Jesus and the Old Testament
The Old Testament displays an ongoing conversation between conflicting views of God's character. In light of this, Jesus' story becomes very important.
My civil religion vacation
Battery Park's carnival atmosphere was just what my family was looking for. We needed to be somewhere with fresh, crass air—far from our parsonage home.
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