Question: How does a Good Girl with 17 years of Christian-school honor roll turn into a pot-smoking, godless queer feminist? Answer: Live with Mennonites for a year.
Christianity is at its best when it offers a way to see and understand the most profound human conditions: joy, love, fellowship, reconciliation. This week before Pentecost offers a view of a nearly universal heartache -- the pain of being left.
Palestinian citizens do not want separate representation: We want equal representation and equal rights as well as recognition of our rights as an indigenous part of the Palestinian people as a whole.
We need to ensure that the friends we choose are those who are uplifting, encouraging, believing and helpful to our purpose. Here are just a few wisdom tips for choosing right, godly and wholesome friends.
Speaking as a Christian pastor, I attest that following Jesus is difficult enough without having to live down the advanced billing from folks like Franklin Graham, who are convinced that God has nothing better to do than to figure out new categories of people to despise.
Though at times it seems that our nation's leaders have been more interested in leasing out our public lands to oil and gas companies, I believe this new National Monument represents a sea change within the administration. The time has come.
Let me start by saying "Love Song for a Savior" on Jars of Clay's Flood album helped me survive the darkest moments of 8th grade.
The scientist who personifies the greatest achievements of Greek and Western science was Archimedes. He applied mathematics for the understanding of the natural world and the cosmos.
My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...
While working on our own sincerity, we have to realize that the reality is, we will rarely meet sincere people. We will rarely meet people who will genuinely step out of themselves to attempt to see things from our perspective and act accordingly.
Shavuot reminds Jews of our religious roots and obligations. America, though, is anchored in a dedication to liberty for all citizens no matter what they believe. This is what unites us in a civic heritage no religious tradition ever can or should try to duplicate.
Here I write pondering the exaltation of suffering in Christian scripture as a sign of future heavenly exaltation. What do I say to sufferers of other faith traditions? My suffering, our Christian suffering, is privileged?
One of the most essential things he taught me is the understanding that the penis isn't the problem. If there is a problem, it's the man's soul, his heart, his character... not his genitals.
Pope Francis has shown us a faithful, peaceful approach to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. All of us can follow his example. We are all Pope Francis now. It is up to all of us.
The call of today's anti-gay Christians is "Stop calling us bigots, everyone! Just because we believe what the Bible says about homosexuality does not make us bigots!" So let's think about that.
Christian community was synonymous with everyday living at camp. I didn't have to sit still, dress up, listen to organ music, or sing in youth choir.