Editor's Desk

I'm particularly eager for Advent this year. Per­haps it's because recent world events have been so relentlessly grim.
November 25, 2011
Over 20 years, the CEO pay multiple went up 1,000 percent. Former bank CEO William J. McDonough calls this "grotesquely immoral."
November 4, 2011
When I became a student pastor I had no idea what I was getting into. The first thing that happened after we moved into the tiny parsonage was that Johnny Johnson died.
October 21, 2011
I've been savoring Hemingway's short stories. He was a religious seeker if not some kind of believer.
October 6, 2011
It is difficult for Jews to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It's also difficult for Christians to talk about it with Jews.
September 7, 2011
How we relate to the "other," ethnically, nationally, religiously, is the most important moral and theological issue of our time.
August 4, 2011
Male mainline Protestants can celebrate what we learn from our female colleagues: that our own sense of ordained ministry is unthinkable without them.
July 19, 2011
A visit with Argentinan Pentecostal pastors left me grateful that the Spirit can use a variety of traditions—some orderly and some wonderfully disorderly—for the growth of the kingdom.
July 8, 2011
Christians need to support the cause of a Palestinian state that will live peacefully beside Israel—and at the same time reach out to our Jewish neighbors in friendship and love and shared commitment to the common good.
June 14, 2011
For Jesus, unity among his disciples is an instrument of the evangel itself. Presbyterians have a great evangelical opportunity to show a fractured world that it is possible for people to disagree and yet remain in fellowship.
June 1, 2011
When the great theologian Karl Barth was charged with being a universalist, he reportedly denied it, but then quoted 1 John: "Christ died for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world."
May 4, 2011