We need deeper, more honest conversations if we are going to mobilize Americans toward an environmental ethos. "Noah" will not make a believer out of an environmentalist, or an environmentalist out of a believer.
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.
If Kevin Sorbo believes being a Christian makes him a better person, I imagine even Bill Maher would be happy for him. But belittling Bill Maher or Detroiters for having a different worldview certainly doesn't suggest that Kevin Sorbo occupies the moral high ground he believes his faith creates.
Many Christians focus on Jesus as a triumphant figure. We crave a powerful Jesus who can come into our lives and make a triumphal mark.
It is time for those who see little or no theological validity in the blessing of same-gender partnerships to stop pitting the presence of God's grace in committed LGBT relationships against the "weak" consciences of Christians "over there" who supposedly cannot handle it.
Reputation, brand and image are very important priorities for corporations, organizations and institutions. These characteristics and the products and...
On Sunday, shouts of "Hosanna" will ring in city parks and street corners, in church courtyards and city squares. Pastors will shout in the crisp morning air as they read from the day's gospel passage Matthew 21:1-11.
Our common scriptures present a vision of shared responsibility, commanding that we care for the vulnerable among us -- this includes endowing the notion of work with an inherent dignity.
It is tempting. But let's dodge a violation of Godwin's Law and instead look at what really matters: the alarming resurgence of religious fascism around the globe.
In a kitchen in Mea She'arim, stands an unlikely group of people: a Christian from Texas, a Muslim Arab from the Mount of Olives, and a Christian Arab from Jerusalem. Even more unusual is that the group is learning how to bake Challah -- the special sweet bread baked for the Jewish Sabbath.
I thought of Russell Conwell's bizarre nineteenth-century theological glorification of wealth this past week when the Supreme Court removed one of the last remaining limits on the amount of money wealthy donors could spend in political campaigns.
Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?
My reaction: Sad but sadly not surprising. The sad part is, how can our hearts not break when members of our human family fall victim to the scourge of sectarian violence?
I find the belligerent blame-thrower much too regularly in the church. Something goes wrong and this person's default posture is "it's not me; it's you."
There are as many reasons why marriages fail as there are words in a language, expressions on a face, tones in a voice, and nerves beneath the human skin.
When we presume to know how God will bless us or deliver our breakthrough, we go from asking of God to demanding of Him.