Features Articles from Christian Century http://www.christiancentury.org/section/194/feed en Taking up arms http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/taking-arms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>"I sell exclusively to fellow Shi'ites and to Christians," says one Lebanese arms dealer. "Demand from Christians has increased immensely."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/taking-arms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/taking-arms#comments christians in the middle east Hezbollah ISIS Islamic State Lebanon middle eastern christians Shiites Syria Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Wadih El Hayek 28699 at http://www.christiancentury.org Prayers with feet http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/prayers-feet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>In New York, 400,000 people marched to demand action on climate change. Thousands of us were there at least partly because of our faith.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/prayers-feet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/prayers-feet#comments bill mckibben climate change demonstrations Fred Bahnson Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Ragan Sutterfield 28695 at http://www.christiancentury.org What is marriage now? http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/what-marriage-now <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>"It is better to marry than to burn," says Paul. This strange, embarrassing passage may offer some ground for fresh discernment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/what-marriage-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/what-marriage-now#comments 1 Corinthians 7 Apostle Paul Christian marriage same sex marriage sexuality Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Gerald W. Schlabach 28590 at http://www.christiancentury.org Watershed disciples http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/watershed-disciples <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>As people respond to the needs of their particular place, they are also shaping the experiences of people elsewhere.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/watershed-disciples" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/watershed-disciples#comments Bartimaeus Institute Ched Myers drought Elaine Enns environmental crisis environmental stewardship U.S. West watershed Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Katherine Mast 28577 at http://www.christiancentury.org Making payroll http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/making-payroll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>In the movement to raise the minimum wage, fast food mega-corporations make the perfect villains. But they aren't the only low-wage employers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/making-payroll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-10/making-payroll#comments faith-based social services fast food strike minimum wage nonprofit nonprofit organizations Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Robert D. Francis 28571 at http://www.christiancentury.org One store, many churches http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/one-store-many-churches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>"I suppose some liturgical types don't like our Amish novels, and some evangelicals are perplexed by our Catholic stuff. But it used to be worse."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/one-store-many-churches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/one-store-many-churches#comments book publishing bookstores campus ministry Christian publishing publishing industry religious publishing Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Richard A. Kauffman 28433 at http://www.christiancentury.org Winning souls to the polls http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/winning-souls-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>In North Carolina, civil rights leaders are focused on the one political issue that undergirds all others: the right to vote.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/winning-souls-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/winning-souls-polls#comments civil rights naacp north carolina voting rights william barber Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Jesse James DeConto 28408 at http://www.christiancentury.org A reply http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/reply <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>We gather that some of our readers still don't want to talk Christology with us. But it's because of Jesus that the church has trouble in the world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/reply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/reply#comments Christology John Howard Yoder mainline Christianity segregation The Church the south Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Stanley Hauerwas 28260 at http://www.christiancentury.org State of the colony http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/state-colony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon sparked a lively debate about church, ministry, and identity. How does their book read 25 years later?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/state-colony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Steve Thorngate 28248 at http://www.christiancentury.org Kenosis and Christendom http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/kenosis-and-christendom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p><i>Resident Aliens</i> effectively makes a virtue of a necessity. It seems to choose disestablishment, which in fact has come down upon us like a judgment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/kenosis-and-christendom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/kenosis-and-christendom#comments Augsburg College disestablishment Donald MacKinnon Stanley Hauerwas William Willimon Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Christian Scharen 28259 at http://www.christiancentury.org Accidental impact http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/accidental-impact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p><i>Resident Aliens</i>, a work of theology, was put to use as applied sociology. The description of life in the Christian colony became, paradoxically, a formula for success.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/accidental-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/accidental-impact#comments mainline Protestants Stanley Hauerwas William Willimon Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Robin Lovin 28256 at http://www.christiancentury.org Against hegemony, not state http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/against-hegemony-not-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>We need the spiritual agility to recognize counter-hegemonic "citizenship in heaven" whenever and however it becomes flesh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/against-hegemony-not-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/against-hegemony-not-state#comments Christian formation discipleship Latin America Stanley Hauerwas William Willimon Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Nancy Bedford 28257 at http://www.christiancentury.org Church against state? http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/church-against-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>A funny thing happened on the way to the church-as-polis: I can now imagine being a resident alien <i>and</i> invested in the state, in all of its glorious failing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/church-against-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/church-against-state#comments abraham kuyper Augustine Oliver O’Donovan Reformed Christianity Stanley Hauerwas The Beloved Community William Willimon Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 James K. A. Smith 28255 at http://www.christiancentury.org Locating loyalty http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/locating-loyalty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p><i>Resident Aliens</i> helped convince a generation that there is no Christian identity apart from the church. But where exactly is Hauerwas and Willimon's "adventuresome" church?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/locating-loyalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/locating-loyalty#comments Ekklesia Project Stanley Hauerwas William Willimon Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Debra Dean Murphy 28258 at http://www.christiancentury.org The poor door http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/poor-door <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>People are rightly disgusted by buildings with separate entrances for low-income residents. But churches have side-door people, too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/poor-door" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/poor-door#comments affordable housing city housing emergent Extell mixed-income housing residential segregation Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Heidi Neumark 28233 at http://www.christiancentury.org The wrong preferential option http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/wrong-preferential-option <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>I once actually was a resident alien. I wonder if Hauerwas and Willimon have any clue what it means to occupy that space.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/wrong-preferential-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/wrong-preferential-option#comments exploitation immigrants Stanley Hauerwas William Willimon Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Miguel De La Torre 28253 at http://www.christiancentury.org Unintended aid http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/unintended-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>Denigrating "social activist churches" was central to Hauerwas and Willimon's agenda. Yet <i>Resident Aliens</i> revived social gospel arguments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/unintended-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/unintended-aid#comments activism Constantinian Christianity John Howard Yoder social gospel Stanley Hauerwas William Willimon Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Gary Dorrien 28254 at http://www.christiancentury.org Marching into danger http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/marching-danger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>"We are not afraid today," we sang as we walked. I turned to the person next to me and whispered, "That's a lie."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/marching-danger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/marching-danger#comments ferguson missouri michael brown nonviolent resistance police protests Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Shannon Craigo-Snell 28231 at http://www.christiancentury.org White Protestants aren't aliens http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/white-protestants-arent-aliens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>It is disingenuous to deem ourselves alien to a culture and society we benefit from—a culture and society we created.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/white-protestants-arent-aliens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/white-protestants-arent-aliens#comments Open Door Community racism Stanley Hauerwas white mainline protestants William Willimon Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Jennifer M. McBride 28251 at http://www.christiancentury.org Targeted medicine http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/targeted-medicine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd field-item-first"> <p>The image of a resident alien offers an important biblical corrective. But it isn't the only such image we need.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/targeted-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-09/targeted-medicine#comments mainline Protestants nationalism Stanley Hauerwas white mainline protestants William Willimon Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Brian D. McLaren 28246 at http://www.christiancentury.org