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Contemplative Authors We Lost in 2015

Carl McColman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Religion
Carl McColman

2015 was a year of loss for the Christian contemplative community. Two authors renowned as living contemplatives died this year, along with two others who if not known as contemplatives certainly expressed friendship and support for the contemplative path in their work.

Marcus Borg and the New Face of Christianity

Philip Clayton, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Philip Clayton, Ph.D.

Why was Marcus Borg an ally for those of us who look for, and seek to bring about, a more just and generous Christianity?

Leading Theologian And Jesus Expert Dies At 72

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Marcus J. Borg, a prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar who for a generation helped popularize the intense debates about the historical...

Is the Bible Literally True? No, of Course Not!

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you are a Biblical literalist, as some of you may be, what I've just said most likely bothers you greatly. You believe, not only that the Bible is Divinely-dictated and error-free, but you also believe that whatever it says must be taken as literally and factually true.

A God for Atheists

Stafford Betty | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

The absurdity of God condemning non-Christians to hell is enough to destroy the childhood faith of many a thoughtful adolescent. A God who created the universe by merely wishing it into existence is almost as fatal.

Does God Intervene In Our Lives?

John Backman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
John Backman

As mystics and sages have testified for millennia, intimacy with God is the richest experience we can know. While it does not solve a thorny issue theists face -- the question of divine intervention -- it enables us to move forward into God, even as the question lies unanswered.

Was Christopher Hitchens Religious?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Hitchens did not miss his vocation. He has done more than most anyone to focus popular attention on the egregious dimensions of religion. He just wanted the world, and all its people, to be pure.

Third Installment: Obama, Congress And Budgeting The Biblical Way

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Most of what is happening in Washington, D.C. is a far cry from justice and righteousness as revealed in the Bible and in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Is A Bodily Resurrection Of Jesus Necessary For Easter To Have Validity?

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Soon, millions of Christians will gather to celebrate Easter. For many of them, the literal resurrection of Jesus is necessary for any of it to have validity. But is this necessary?