“If to get a good message you need to make Judaism look bad, then you don’t have a good message.”
My hermeneutic of suspicion wasn’t enough. I needed a hermeneutic of the hip.
I love the church. It's harder to love specific congregations.
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An ELCA bishop apologized for sexist comments he made—without claiming that they were out of character.
Here he was: prostrate, limp, a huge tube going down his windpipe.
Nadia denies that her journey is about morality, but it is.
When I say the creeds, Pilate’s name stands as a warning back to myself.
Foot washing expresses John’s vision of communion.
We recognize ourselves in those who accompany Jesus on that longest, hardest night.
Part of me thinks Palm Sunday worship is all too much—too loud, too celebratory.
Jim Antal calls for a green reformation among churches.
Two journalists unpack the history, the scale of the epidemic, and who’s to blame
James Hudnut-Beumler profiles churches, ministries, and movements with long-held traditions and potential for change.
Theologian Shane Clifton rethinks virtue ethics from his wheelchair.
How Roger Owens walked his way through a midlife crisis of faith
“Our country,” said French president Emmanuel Macron, “like Europe as a whole and almost all Western democracies, is facing a resurgence of anti-Semitism not seen since the Second World War.”
Evan Mawarire, a pastor and pro-democracy activist, was arrested in a crackdown on peaceful protesters. The following month, churches convened a dialogue with the president’s administration and others.
Soon after the Vatican summit, in which a Nigerian leader spoke of the need to change how the church responds to abuse, secular courts announced convictions of two cardinals.
The Bladensburg Peace Cross, which bears the names of 49 men who died in World War I, is on land now owned by a Maryland government commission.
The United Methodist Church retained current language in its Book of Discipline—but it might not be enforced, and churches are considering leaving from both sides.
Cardenal was suspended for his role in the 1980s Sandinista government—considered a partisan public office prohibited for clergy.
Lederach is being honored for his four-decade-long peacebuilding career.