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Hoping For Hillary

Robert Allan Hill | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion
Robert Allan Hill

We await a common hope, a hope that our warming globe, caught in climate change, will be cooled by cooler heads and calmer hearts and careful minds.

The Heartbreaking Loss Joel Osteen Endured Days After His Fateful First Sermon

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.28.2016 | OWN

As the leader of the country's largest Protestant church, it might be hard to imagine Joel Osteen as anything other than a public figure followed by m...

The Sabbath as a Lesson on Rest and Work (A Sermon on Exodus 20:8-11)

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

At its core the Sabbath begs this question, "Do you accept that God knows what you need better than you do?" An affirmative response dictates setting aside one day in seven, not as a rigid vacation, but a time to better know God. It is a time for us and those in our care to rest.

Why I Didn't Go Back to My Mother's Baptist Church on Sunday

Blake Driver | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Blake Driver

According to what I know is right from a lifetime of careful examination, tolerance is crucial to the ongoing, deep and harmonious fellowship and communion of humanity; intolerance only pushes us over lines and out doors.

A Rabbi Wonders: Am I A Religious Jew?

Rabbi Laura Baum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Baum

A few weeks ago I was filling out paperwork to see a new doctor for a checkup. The questions seemed straightforward, until one stumped me: Are you religious?

"Unstoppable" Is a One Hour Sermon

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review Jackie K Cooper ...

A Rabbi on the Economy & The Great Gatsby

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

I have long appreciated Fitzgerald's novel as a commentary on the limits of the American Dream that we all hold sacred. Dreams and fantasies, the pursuit of wealth and fame and success--these vanities have been lifted to the highest levels of respect and hope and yearning over the past century.

Our Commitment To Justice Requires Letting Go Of Fear

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

The challenge for all Christians today is not to fall into the temptation of always being liked by all. To announce and to denounce is part of the prophetic work of Christ's Church.

Trayvon And Shaima At Easter Season: A Sermon

Greg Carey | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

It is still news that the risen Jesus dwells with Trayvon, that he roams around Afghanistan, and that he resides in solidarity with Shaima. That's news, it's scary news.

Day 2: Acting on Inspiration

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 02.17.2012 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

It has been just three weeks since Thanksgiving, and thankfulness has lost its' place in the spotlight. In fact, the holiday hadn't even lived out its' full 24 hours before people turned their sights to what they could acquire in the Black Friday sales.

The Problem With Preaching

Rev. Mary M. Brown | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Mary M. Brown

For a sermon to be a public discourse, it takes a pastor and a congregation. In a community of faith, trust and openness, the conversation will develop organically between pastor and people.

The Bin Laden Dialogue: An Imam, Rabbi And Minister Struggle Over What To Preach This Weekend

Rabbi Justus N. Baird | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Justus N. Baird

Two days after the news of Bin Laden's demise, an Imam, Rabbi and Minister reflect on what it means for people of faith: the 'celebrations,' the burial, and what to preach about this weekend.

'We Are All God Carriers': The Universal Wisdom Of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

We are all God-carriers, he kept repeating, God's stand-ins, God's viceroys. Would we kill others if we believed it was killing a part of God every time?

Ministering A Response To 'Human-Caused Disaster'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Three years after a gunman opened fire and killed six people at a Kirkwood City Council meet...

Preachers of the Future: Three Sermons From Young Christians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

One hundred and thirty young preachers from across the country gathered in Louisville, Ky. on January 8th and 9th for the second National Festival of ...


Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

For centuries people have walked out of synagogue thinking "Boy I'd like to tell the Rabbi a thing or two about that sermon." But now the sermons are online, the Facebook page is available, and that congregant can offer a piece of her or his mind