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Body of Christ

An Ethic of Embodiment

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 11.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

Simply recognizing, or even celebrating, that trans people are equal and essential members of the body of Christ may not adequately overcome a world of anti-trans violence and loathing.

The Communion Table Is Open

Tom F. Driver | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Tom F. Driver

The rear door of the chapel opened, and in came a man wearing a chef's hat and pushing a food cart loaded with hot dogs and beer. Coming down the center aisle, he called out in a loud voice: "Free food!" To me, that's what Communion is all about.

The Tomb of Jesus and the Body of Christ

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

A presentation a few years back on the Discovery Channel about "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" was just one of the more recent exhibits in a series of sensat...

Embraced by the Virtual Body of Christ

Deanna A. Thompson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Deanna A. Thompson

We who care about religious communities must also pay close attention to ways in which online religious ideas and practices--even the virtual presence of the one Christians call Christ--manage to make real bodily difference in the actual world.

Lance Armstrong And The Human Need For Grace

Morgan Guyton | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Even though Armstrong was insistent on maintaining a big lie as part of his public persona, that doesn't mean that everything he said when shaking hands with somebody was a lie. It doesn't erase whatever gold medals kids were inspired to win after they heard Armstrong give a speech about beating cancer.

Advent: What's In The Box?

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Never mind it's based entirely on fantasy. But the pleasure of anticipation must outweigh the disappointment of reality, or else we wouldn't keep doing it, right?

Economy, Jobs And Morality

Doug Demeo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Doug Demeo

There can be no quick fixes, no magic bullets and no wearisome blame games. A conversation about what constitutes an enduring economy is something that we all have a vested interest in.

The Christian And The Community: A Relationship In God's Image

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

These days, I see more vividly how we are called to work out this perplexing business together, and I see that faith is not something that can be both solitary and healthy.

Rethinking Salvation: A One-Time Personal Event or a Continuous, Collective Effort?

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

I have a developing sense that salvation finally must have to do with all of us, collectively, and that it must have to do with all else, as well -- all of creation, in fact. It turns out that I am not alone in my thinking so.

The Prayer of the Heart

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

Every time we decide unilaterally to "change up" a received tradition, we are likely to risk missing out on how that very tradition might have helped us along the way.

Recovering the Body of Christ

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

We are, in no uncertain terms, called to be like Christ, and if we will choose to allow it, we will grow into His holy likeness, increasingly and forever.

Arizona's Immigration Bill Is a Social and Racial Sin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Arizona's SB 1070 must be named as a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. This is not just about Arizona, but about what kind of country we want to be.