If all you're asking for this Christmas is a 240-day dry-aged rib eye or an epic brunch that you don't have to actually cook (or clean up), consider y...
In Jesus's time, there were no borders, or border patrols. If you were in danger, then you would just tie your belongings to your donkey, and you would leave. And wherever you went, no one would think of turning you away or hurting you, simply because you were from somewhere else.
As I've thought about our changemaking - and how we go about this work of helping each other and building a better world - I'm again reminded that our best work, our highest purpose and our most lasting change don't come from ferreting out and fixing what is wrong with each other.
The principle that one should "love they neighbor as thyself" is the direct opposite of the kind of right wing philosophy embodied by Ayn Rand and her disciple, Paul Ryan -- and by people like Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.
Despite a festive atmosphere, the normal stresses of traveling still exist. There are still cancellations, mishaps, or just bad luck. As a volunteer, I hoped this week with my volunteering I could help people get to where they needed to go for the holidays in an efficient and painless fashion.
And let us stand us stand together with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom, supporting the boycott of Israel until justice in the Holy Land is achieved.
This December marks seven years since my dear friend and lover passed away. Nothing about that winter felt merry, and I certainly didn't feel in the "holiday spirit." My heart was breaking while the rest of the world carried on singing carols and exchanging gifts, putting on their best holiday game face.
This week's "Only in Illinois" offers a look at the holiday offerings in the state's grandest building. It comes with greetings from all of us at Reboot Illinois that whatever you celebrate this time of year, we hope you do it with people you love.
It doesn't cost a dime to take in their majesty, save for the cup of hot chocolate you'll likely buy on your way. Take a look at this list of some of America's best public Christmas trees
Snow-sprinkled trees, amazing auroras, rambunctious reindeer... Here's why every Christmas lover needs to visit Rovaniemi, Finland.
I've learned through this journey with my son that our children are not an extension of us and are instead their own individual people and should be respected for that. Who am I to tell my son what his gender is?
Look, let's be honest: Christmas is super-gay. All that tinsel, the frolicsome dancing, mulled wine and all its fruity spices -- and oh goodness, all those holiday specials!
It's incredibly easy to put together, but make sure you have enough packs of the chips or nachos and plenty of the toppings -- it'll be eaten quicker than you'd imagine.
This does not say that the events recounted in the nativity narratives are false. It does, however, require readers to recognize that these stories were crafted to show who Jesus was and what he lived for. In them, Jesus embodies what is truly worth aspiring to in life -- not the conventional trappings of success, but a transformative relationship with God.