Several states are currently considering passing "religious freedom laws." Don't be misled: such legislation is unconstitutional and should be patently offensive to any patriotic American who cares about equality for every citizen.
I'm all for loving my neighbor, as long as they are good, churchgoing folk, but this whole love-and-forgiveness-for-everyone thing is crazy. Luckily there are a lot of Christian leaders and organizations that can steer you around this nonsense.
You may have heard about, or practice this special period of time observed by Christians called "Lent." This 40-day period leading up to Easter (Pascha in Greek), is perhaps the most important time for Christians.
During Lent, we remember that the destruction of the cross is incomplete without the vision of the resurrection. As we connect the suffering of our world to Christ's cross, we are invited to become the hands and feet of Christ as we construct the kin-dom of God.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria I hate to rain on anyone's parade, but let's get off this thing about poor, picked on Ukraine stand...
Though we don't often speak of ourselves this way, we as American Jews live in the diaspora. We live outside the land of Israel. Though we may have risen to great heights outside of the Land of Israel, we are always, in some sense, strangers in a strange land.
Who is Jesus? Why another book on this first-century Jewish man? Why have I spent years studying the life of an itinerant preacher from a backward town?
Listen to your heart when it's beating too hard at the gym or when your indigestion makes it clear to hold off on the Indian food for a while. But please don't listen to it when making important decisions unless your brain has spoken its piece, as well.
Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.
Every mile I run, I feel it deep within my soul -- I'm running to God. I run to Him asking for forgiveness, to pray and to thank Him for all the blessings in my life.
Thousands of staff members and professors at Christian colleges have become closet progressive Christians, unable to fully express their spirituality because it would cost them their jobs. They face an awful choice of giving up a career they cherish, serving students they love in communities they value, or keeping quiet about their real religious sentiments.
Being reminded that I am perishable, that I am dust and that I will return to dust serves to awaken me to the fact that I am on that beautiful journey between dust to dust that we call life
One of the best ways to observe Lent is by joining Jesus for supper in the Upper Room and listening to his sermon in John 13 - 17, as though spoken just to you.
As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...
If you make time each week to slow down, stop and reflect on the joys and challenges of the past six days, you live at a different, more modulated pace.
What is spirituality? "It is," as Rabbi Kaplan puts it, "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..." Consider t...