I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold. I just want to take this time to remind those LGBT folk that are so quick to condemn the riots in Baltimore that if it were not for rioting, we would not be where we are today.
In an era of memetic culture, and the spread of instantaneous communication of ideas, symbols and other significant cultural information, can its structures, traditions and hierarchies follow suit?
At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7) advocated State Department intervention when asked what role the United States should play in protecting Christians around the world.
Want to know God? That's the mystery. To know God, I suspect you must give up, let go and be free of all conceptions, all beliefs about God. God is not anything you think. God is really nothing, no-thing.
Catechism classes were part of the Catholic education I received. But regardless of how much we know about religion, isn't it the same truth that we all come to sooner or later?
The following is from Reuben Rai, pastor of Mission Nepal (missionnepal.org), Christian Mission Projects in Nepal: The images are of Sindhupalchowk, ...
What happens when you cross a first-rate New Testament scholar, a genuinely funny guy, and a former fundamentalist?
The MQM cannot discard its founder, Altaf Hussain. For almost forty years, Hussain has led the party and his contributions to larger political discourse are many.
If you missed the memo, there's a very sad situation down in the Diocese of Central Florida wherein Baby Jack was denied the sacrament of baptism because Baby Jack happened to have two dads.
In the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," the shepherd boy kept claiming that there was a wolf that didn't exist. It is the same when people claim that equality is a threat to religious freedom.
Whether one enjoys Charlie Hebdo's cartoons or finds them offensive, George Orwell's words seem to capture the heart of the matter: "If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
The state of race, culture and religion in America is a key metric for how we are evolving as a society. The question for the church in 2025 is do we have enough elasticity and self-awareness to accommodate other customs, and views different from our own?
The following is a report from two of my dear friends from Burundi. The husband, a social entrepreneur, and the wife, a writer-theologian, asked me if I would help get this message out to the world.
Far too many self-proclaimed "Christians" take the Bible face value, with no room for interpretation with regards modern culture and society.
An atheist walked into three churches last Sunday. I know. Sounds like the beginning of a great joke. In fact, you could probably come up with an awesome punch line.
One would think that those who suffered persecution as much as the Jews would treat others with care and sensitivity. That the victim can become a victimizer is painful to face, but it is a reality nonetheless.