Matt grew up in the Episcopal Church. One Sunday he appeared at the altar—with his arms crossed over his chest.
Why and how I bless my children
As a child, I followed the order of worship in the bulletin, mentally checking off each item. My eyes were on the prize.
By summer, the plants are working overtime. It's a wonder we don't have as many words for green as the Inuit have for snow.
I lit the candles, opened the doors, picked up a handful of bulletins, and stood at the entrance. I smiled at a group of 15 students. One waved and then they turned and walked to the grocery store.
The cross is anything but a success story. Failure and disappointment are at the heart of Christianity.
In Rio, refugees will compete under an international flag. Maybe this will inspire new reflection on the purpose of a nation.
Since Charles William Eliot's future is our past, it's easy for us to see where his prophecy missed the mark. But could we do better?
Should truth in advertising law apply to religious claims? It's a live issue in Africa, where governments could learn from American experience.
If we are looking for the moment that precipitated our fall into the media blitz that is our common life, we might consider the O. J. trial.
The unnamed woman’s healing in this week’s Gospel reading is a story of expansion, revelation, vision widened by grace. There’s more to the story, however.
Fire is a dangerous image for Jesus to use, even if he doesn’t mean it literally. What kind of God would bring fire to the earth?
Canadian pastor Brian Arthur Brown presents the sacred scriptures of four Eastern faith traditions alongside critical essays about the texts.
According to some Mormon traditions, God and Jesus have made babies—God with the Heavenly Mother, and Jesus with one of his wives.
Belief in the incarnation places suffering bodies within the realm of Christian responsibility.
Far from being meaningless slights with minimal harm, microagressions intrude on the spiritual lives of those who are already marginalized and oppressed.
Even in the jagged edges of life, God’s glory shines. And we are the cultivators of this glory.
Much of what Christianity has long been saying about the cross of Christ is problematic. So what is to be done about it?
There’s some good news amid the gloom of global terrorism—namely, the little-known world of wasatiyya, or centrist, Islam.