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Ding Dong Merrily: The Ridiculous Theology of Christmas Carols

Ding Dong Merrily: The Ridiculous Theology of Christmas Carols

12.23.2014
This year, I've found myself focusing on the words of the songs rather than getting caught up in the emotion of them, and I can't believe...
LOOK: Christmas Photos And Facts

LOOK: Christmas Photos And Facts

HuffPost Religion Editors  12.23.2014
Christmas is the holiday celebrated by millions around the globe that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Dates To Know In many Western...
Shepherd's Field -- Peace on Whom His Favor Rests

Shepherd's Field -- Peace on Whom His Favor Rests

12.22.2014
One Sunday morning last spring I sat in that field. Sunday -- a day of Sabbath and rest and time set aside to meet in fellowship and community...
The Importance of Non-European Christian Imagery

The Importance of Non-European Christian Imagery

12.22.2014
I am ethnically Chinese and grew up in Muslim-majority Indonesia. For years, I was subconsciously frustrated and estranged by singularly...
Queering Winter Holidays: Reclaiming Hanukkah and Christmas to Build LGBTQIA Unity

Queering Winter Holidays: Reclaiming Hanukkah and Christmas to Build LGBTQIA Unity

12.19.2014
Queering the winter holidays, let's celebrate our uniquely inclusive community where deep and real friendships cross every boundary --...
Count Down The Days Until Christmas With Our Instagram Advent Calendar

Count Down The Days Until Christmas With Our Instagram Advent Calendar

Chris McGonigal and Carol Kuruvilla  12.19.2014
The Advent season is a filled with waiting and expectation. Christians use Advent calendars to count down the days until Christmas. We...
A Great Banquet

A Great Banquet

12.17.2014
The great tragedy in life today is we accept the wrong invitations in life and therefore we miss the banquet that has been prepared for...
Pushing Past the Hashtag: Why We Need to Understand That #BlackLivesMatter and MORE

Pushing Past the Hashtag: Why We Need to Understand That #BlackLivesMatter and MORE

12.16.2014
Black lives matter, yes -- but pushing past the hashtag, we have to understand not just that black lives matter, but that ALL lives matter....

EXCLUSIVE: An Amazing Genealogy of Jesus Infographic (and What It Means for XMas)

12.16.2014
Most of us are aware that the book of Matthew opens with a complicated list of names in Jesus's family tree, and we usually skip over that...
The Tyranny of Orthodoxy

The Tyranny of Orthodoxy

12.15.2014
As an openly gay Jesuit I sought ordination to the priesthood publicly acknowledging that I could not serve with integrity and not be allowed...

Tumult and Advent

12.14.2014
I'm not a protester, blocking traffic. That's not what I do. However, I hear them, and they urge me towards what I am fit for-- the quiet...
Welcome Home! Amidst Torture and 'Man's Inhumanity to Man'

Welcome Home! Amidst Torture and 'Man's Inhumanity to Man'

12.11.2014
Advent reminds us we once welcomed Jesus home to earth, and it didn't go so well. Humanity messed up. We're still messing up. To become...

Malala's Magnificat

12.10.2014
It's been a particularly dark Advent. And so I give particular thanks today for the gift of "Malala's Magnificat" and the light she is...
In Pursuit of Light

In Pursuit of Light

12.10.2014
I do not think anyone should feel ashamed for not feeling the way all the screens tell us we should feel. If you are sad while we are farthest...