Theology was not optional for me as a child. It was a matter of life or death.
This past Sunday was the Epiphany, the celebration of the incarnate Christ made manifest. It also happened to be the Sunday I decided to visit a congregation of the Metropolitan Community Church. The MCC is more theologically liberal than I am, so I braced myself for some hangups. But I also wanted to remain as open as possible to experiencing God in a different context. I’m glad I went.
At the International AIDS Conference, one thing was clear: even if a cure is found, the struggle against the virus will continue.
Funding for global AIDS work is declining—even though current programs are working, and antiretroviral drugs are keeping people healthier.