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Thou Shalt Bake Cakes For The Gays

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

I have combed through the Bible many times, as a Christian youth and later as a gay man looking to reconcile his sexuality with his faith. I have scan...

Evangelical Climate Scientist Explains Why Christians Should Care About The Environment

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion

White evangelicals are more likely than any other group of Christians in America to deny that climate change is occurring. But for Texas Tech climate ...

Shakespeare: Bard - Or Clandestine Spiritual Master?

Paul Hunting | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Paul Hunting

As the 4th Centenary of Shakespeare's death draws to a close I'm wondering whether humanity has really changed over the past 400 years? Is there now more happiness, fulfilment and peace on our planet? If there is, it's hard to see.

Meatless Monday: Jewish Veg Offers a Sweet Start to the New Year

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts Sunday at sundown. So what do you want for this new year? Set your intention now. Rosh Hashanah offers "...

Kevin Lucas: Born to Drum

Battersby Duo | Posted 08.16.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

Although piano was his 1st instrument at the age of 7, Kevin Lucas became a nationally renowned percussionist and marimba virtuoso as a young man. The spine of this story however, is that Kevin Lucas, a marimba and World Drum Specialist, was Born to Drum.

A Good Thing about That Emoji Bible

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

One of my favorite questions as a Bible-scholar-lady is "So, what's the best translation?" I love this question not only because it opens the door to ...

Like the Biblical Adam, I've Been Invited to Name Things

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Western culture has a long tradition of labeling things, categorizing things. The Greeks did it. And the biblical Adam did it when God invited him to ...

We Aren't Perfect -- And Maybe God Isn't Either

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

According to that thinking, we are, every one of us, intrinsically depraved sinners, responsible not just for our mistakes and missteps, but responsible as well for the fact that we are capable of making mistakes.

Escape to Poland: The Best-Laid Plans: Remix, Ep. 3

Robin Rodig | Posted 03.06.2017 | Travel
Robin Rodig

The band Genesis and I have something in common. One of their greatest hits was the song Misunderstanding and I take my greatest hits to the psyche at...

"Ethiopian Lives Matter--The Social Conscience of The Saint John's Bible III"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 01.14.2017 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

Do people share a common humanity, and if so, what is its character? Whereas Genesis 1:1-2:4a calls for setting aside time for worship, renewal, and r...

The Purpose of Genesis: 'They're All God's Kids'

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 12.28.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Jewish people reread the book of Genesis each year during the fall into the beginning of winter in synagogue. Christians and Muslims turn to these stories as well. What are we supposed to learn from this book of Scripture?

Lessons From a Christmas Cactus

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

Don't you think it's odd that Christmas -- the time of the year we celebrate the Christ child, the light of the world -- is also the darkest time of the year? At least here in the Northern Hemisphere, you get up in the morning ... and it's dark.

The Threat of Serenity

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.30.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I've never skied, and I never intend to ski. In fact, I don't understand why anyone does. It seems to me that the things all skiers have in common are the bruises and broken bones inevitably acquired in the winter months.

Twins Are Very Different (Lessons From Jacob and Esau)

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.17.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

When we hear the term "twins," we often think of two things that are alike -- twin beds, twin turbo engines, etc. However, as the father of twins (who happen to turn ten-years-old today), I can attest to the fact that twins are most certainly quite different from one another.

The Phil Collins Backlash

Roger Weisman | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment
Roger Weisman

So Phil Collins has been big in the news the past few weeks. Rolling Stone magazine wrote that the former Genesis drummer and mega-selling solo artist would be coming out of retirement. Fans rejoiced, and so did Internet trolls.

Meatless Monday: Meatless by the Book

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If you want to find justification in the Bible for any sort of behavior, it's in there. It's just a matter of interpretation, from when the earth will...

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 5: David Wood on Science and the "Image of God"

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.20.2016 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In his message on this week's Day1 radio program--the 5th in the "Faith & Science in the 21st Century" series--the Rev. David Wood speaks on "The Imag...

What if Cain Killed Abel in Self Defense?

Avraham Bronstein | Posted 10.13.2016 | Religion
Avraham Bronstein

To the rabbis, the story is less a historical event and more a meditation on the human experience. Throughout history, Cains and Abels have battled, and the rabbis force us to consider sometimes uncomfortable truths about the broader story of human relations.

'7 Days of Illumination -- The Mission of Pope Francis and The Saint John's Bible'

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

In an era where "cultured despisers of religion" -- a term used by Friedrich Schleiermacher two centuries ago, critiquing the prevailing ethos of Europe during his day -- fail to note the power and feeling of authentic faith and practice, the mission of Pope Francis to America comes at a pivotal moment in world history.

Questioning the Growth Mentality

Yonatan Neril | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
Yonatan Neril

Let me share with you something amazing: the drops of the U.S. and other stock markets have been occurring at the end of the Sabbatical year. In the Jewish calendar, the year ends in September, and the Sabbatical year (in Hebrew 'Shmita') is a once in seven year rest observed by some Jews in Israel based on teachings of the Bible.

A Note to Kim Davis About Adam and Steve

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

One of the primary Christian arguments against same sex marriage is the Genesis account of human creation. You've heard it a million times, and can probably even imagine the voice of jailed Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis sputtering it in a righteous spray of spittle:

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

Wm Paul Young: EVE's Revolution and THE SHACK, the Movie

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.01.2016 | Religion
Christian Piatt

When Wm Paul Young first wrote THE SHACK, he did it as a Christmas gift for his family. He barely had enough money to make photocopies of it to give to them. Fast-forward to today, after the gift was published, sold millions of copies and now is in production to be a major motion picture.

Earth 2.0: Bad News for God

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.23.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

With this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe. Perhaps you are not convinced. That is OK; let me speculate what would happen should we ever find evidence of life beyond earth even if you think such discovery unlikely.

Mourning a Pet and Noah's Rainbow

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

People say goodbye to beloved pets everyday so my experience is hardly unusual. Probably most clicking on this blog post can relate. But viewing such loss through a theological lens is not so common. A rather trivial incident turned my thoughts in this direction.