There is a sharp contrast between West Jerusalem and mostly Arab East Jerusalem. Along this political and economic divide, violence has erupted.
The Orthodox Church aligns itself closely with the government. Yet its leaders have also offered some help to movements that challenge the status quo.
Aid organizations are overwhelmed by the scale of the current mass migration from the Middle East. So the work has fallen on other volunteers.
Brian McLaren, Sara Miles, Chris Wiman, and others make their selections.
Can "Abrahamic" replace "Judeo-Christian"? And without sacrificing the integrity of three different traditions?
I believe that my leadership has been most effective when I know who's giving what to the church.
There I am in the bottom bunk of my small room in the old hall, with my roommate snoring above me, the roommate I hardly saw and hardly knew.
"The Qur'an is like a stream of divine consciousness. The literal meaning of the Qur'an is never the literal meaning of the Qur'an."
As the first Advent candle is lit, world leaders will be making their way to Paris to try to create a climate treaty.
America is living stormy Monday while the pulpit is preaching happy Sunday. Can we recover a blues sensibility?