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Oy Vey Maria! The Virgin Birth as Mistake, Marketing, and Major Distraction

Rev. David Felten | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. David Felten

There really is something about Mary. Catholics aren't the only ones who harbor a measure of devotion to Jesus' mother that can sometimes border on the fanatic. But Mary can be a bit of problem.

Opening a Heart of Flesh to God, Each Other, Our Selves--A Novice Surfer's Prayer

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Less than three years after I chose to live as a Christian back in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, I was living in the student quarter of Paris at twe...

Words, Well-Rooted, Can Have Power Beyond Jerusalem

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Norma Cook Everist

So quickly President Obama flew to the Middle East and back; excerpts from his speech in Jerusalem deserve a longer look.

The Strange Case Of Amnesty: What's The Matter With Forgiveness Anyway?

Donald Kerwin | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Donald Kerwin

It is difficult to say how the term "amnesty" became anathema in the U.S. immigration debate. Consider the Judeo-Christian tradition.

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.