Belief in the incarnation places suffering bodies within the realm of Christian responsibility.
Politics & Society
Bathroom bills. The phrase’s bouncy, alliterative nature, plus just the word bathroom, makes it somehow seem light, frivolous . . . oh, it’s just about the bathroom. It’s not.
There’s some good news amid the gloom of global terrorism—namely, the little-known world of wasatiyya, or centrist, Islam.
In Rio, refugees will compete under an international flag. Maybe this will inspire new reflection on the purpose of a nation.
So what’s been the most shocking thing to come out of GOP-presidential-nomination-land in the last couple days?
The president’s speech in Dallas this week was an excellent performance of a difficult task. There was just one point where I thought he missed it.
"Belief is not the 'substance of things hoped for.' Faith is."
On Sunday, after a tragic week of race-related killings in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Baton Rouge, I took a seat in my white evangelical middle-class megachurch in central Pennsylvania. I didn’t know what to expect, but as the sermon began I found myself pleasantly surprised. My pastor used his scheduled sermon on the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25–37) to address the issue of race in America.
There are some very important national conversations taking place these days. Few people seem to be saying anything grounded in theology.
I used to lead activities like the "Privilege Walk" and "Cross the Line." I couldn't shake the feeling that they were not taking us very far.