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Stanley Hauerwas

Chess: History's Best Game?

Creston Davis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Creston Davis

Of all the games I've played none really compare to the beauty and rigor of chess. Chess combines logic with beauty, rigor with style and lets not forget my favorite part--psychology.

Why The Language We Use About Terrorist Attacks Really Matters

Tim Suttle | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Tim Suttle

Our strategy of war has not been very effective in terms of quelling global terrorism, and it has eroded all of the goodwill we experienced after 9/11. We responded to our tragedy by calling it war instead of murder. I beg the people of France not to make the same mistake America did.

Is There Any Hope for Peace in the New Year?

Tim Suttle | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion
Tim Suttle

The kind of worship needed in 2015 cannot happen in a mega church, or any church that is obsessed with church growth. It is participation in the life of a local church that is so rooted in a neighborhood that they become hospitable to those they would otherwise leave out.

Stanley Hauerwas Pulls Out Of General Seminary Lectures

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Balley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Theologian Stanley Hauerwas has declined a series of lectures he was scheduled to give at New York’s General Theological Seminary in November ...

Resident Aliens

Martin Marty | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

While the target audience in this case consists of Protestants, a.k.a. "Mainline Protestants," many other kinds of people "living faithfully" in religious communities could recognize themselves in the issues involved, if not in the "selfie" portraits of potential "aliens."

The Vulnerability that Makes Peace Possible: An Interview with Stanley Hauerwas

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

I was privileged enough to chat with Stanley Hauerwas on how our theology impacts our perception of the Other, our political allegiances, and our desired response to our enemies.

Did Jesus Know What He Was Doing? Do We?

John Backman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
John Backman

Placing our future in someone else's hands, even God's, is not easy. But it is an adventure -- an adventure easier to embark on if we hold to the fundamental Christian idea that God is love.

WATCH: Stanley Hauerwas: What Is A Christian?

Travis Reed | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Stanley Hauerwas reluctantly defines Christianity and talks about the signs of a baptized life and identity.

WATCH: Stanley Hauerwas: The Roman Circus

Travis Reed | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion
Travis Reed

"Elections are coercive ... 51 percent get to tell 49 percent how to live. So, elections are not in and of itself the character of democratic life ... Elections in America have so little to do with people -- we elect commercials."

WATCH: Stanley Hauerwas: Learning To Live With Death

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Our culture tends to ignore death. At the very least, we make wild attempts to distract ourselves from it for as long as possible. Are we just living "lives of quiet, desperate atheism," as Hauerwas suggests?

Public Jesus: Missional Politics For The Local Church

Tim Suttle | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Whether measured by representation and votes or bullets and bombs, politics is always a struggle for power. Since Jesus taught that the last shall be first, it seems evident that if power is the goal, then as Christians we lose the moment we agree to play the game.

What Is The Chief Political Concern Of The Bible?

Tim Suttle | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Both religion and politics are concerned with how we should organize societies. What does the Bible tell us about how we are supposed to organize our common life together so that we can actually bear the image of God to all creation?

Religion Is Evolving Before Our Eyes

Paul Pardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

The face of religion in the United States is changing dramatically. This seismic shift is not going unnoticed.

The Surprise of Being a Christian

Stanley Hauerwas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Stanley Hauerwas

Of all the responses I've received to my memoir, the response I find most surprising is the surprise many express about my surprise that I am a Christian.