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Do Unitarian Universalists Have A Theology?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Our contemporary churches are populated with Christians, atheists, humanists, Jews, Buddhists, and even Wiccans. Nevertheless, I will argue that we do have in fact have a theology that has been relatively clear and consistent through time.

A Reflection On Identity And Changing Religious Beliefs

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Time and distance may make it hard for me to remember why I believed what I did once. Why did my early ideas make sense then but now seem so foreign?

Messianic Theology Is An Obstacle To Middle Eastern Peace

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Messianic movements of this sort are fed by a deep human yearning for redemption; the feeling that the earthly existence we live is incomplete; that history as we know it will come to an end.

The New Information Theology

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Victor Stenger

Far from providing aid and comfort to those who seek evidence for a Creator, the quantum computer universe makes not only the existence of a Creator unnecessary, it makes it unlikely.

Are Rational Religious People All That Rare?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

To me, our goal shouldn't be getting rid of religion -- it should be about moving beyond the "Santa Claus" view of God to create a more sophisticated theology.

Moving Beyond A Human Image Of God

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

The view of God as a supernatural being like us, only more powerful, is one of the principal reasons behind the rise of atheism in the Western world and the spiritual apathy of many people today.

What Is The Role Of Theology In The Abortion Debate?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A particular theology can never make a good basis for public policy. Anti-choice advocates believe they are a majority, but their position amounts to religious tyranny all the same.

That Old Time Religion

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Lux

This time of year my thoughts naturally turn to God and religion. Not because I'm conventionally religious: I'm not. Not because I have any certainty ...

Bearing God: Advent from the Eyes of a Pregnant Pastor

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

There was that morning I will never forget, when I stood in the sweet sanctuary. I was at the table before the bread and the wine, saying those ancient Words of Institution, when my belly began shifting around with those smooth oceanic movements.

"End Times" -- Election Results Reflect Biblical Republican Paranoia

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

One reason the Republicans won on Tuesday is because many of their supporters have already given up on this world and are waiting for the next. I know, I used to be one of them.

Was Jesus Wrong?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

Stark shows that the Bible isn't just self-contradictory on a few historical details but that within the pages of the Bible is an argument and not just an argument with the outside world: The Bible is an argument with itself.

The messology of Bishop Eddie Long

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

When preachers pontificate too much from on High about the sins of homosexual sex, the cautionary tale is to be careful of what you say, because your ...

Faith And Theology As Liturgy: The Work Of The People In Faith-Formation

Jason Derr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jason Derr

I hope the theopoetic method can begin to decentralize the structure that keeps theology belonging to an educated, priestly class, instead placing it as a multi-layered conversation that envisions our future as being multi-voiced.

FLORIDA THEOLOGY

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Paul Young, Bestselling Author of The Shack, Challenges Seattle Pastor Mark Driscoll to "Man Up"

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tyler Mahoney

Mark seems quite fond of telling his congregants to "man up" and I guess I am really asking him to do the same. I would like him to say to my face what he has spread around the world via Youtube, and you can be sure I'll have a few questions for him as well.

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...

Babies - No Adjectives Needed

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Last week, the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics issued the final birth statistics for 2007. They reported that in 2007, there were 4.3 mil...

At Last Book That Asks: What Would Jesus Do About "Illegal" Immigrants?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

We have a choice: follow the compassionate moral leader all call Christ and that we Christians call the Son of God, or follow the anti-immigrant lynch mob

God Is a Verb

Jason Derr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jason Derr

God is not a force who acts on the world through coercion, violence or the suspension of physics and free will. God is a verb, an action we bring to the world to make love, justice, mercy, joy and goodness known.

The Use and Abuse of Religion

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

At the end of the day, there are terrorists, there is oil and there are people who start up and run businesses. They are better defined by what they do. For government or the rest of us to insist on defining them by their faith is at best careless.

Understanding Midrash

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

While the Halakhah, Jewish civil and ritual law, is the stern discipline of Jewish life, the Aggadic Midrash is its fountain of creativity.

Interview with a Philosopher: Zombies Are People, Too

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Today I'll be talking with Kim Paffenroth, a philosophical professor of religious studies at Iona College who is fascinated with - of all things - zom...

Newsmax Jesus Cover: Conservative Magazine Asks 'Will He Ever Return?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Correction: Newsmax's cover story "The Jesus Question" is from April 2009. The editors of Newsmax might be getting a little impatient for the second...

Mary Glasspool Approved: Episcopal Church OKs Election Of Second Gay Bishop

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LOS ANGELES — The Episcopal Church has approved the election of a lesbian assistant bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, making her the second ...

Rev. Jim Wallis: Glenn Beck Is Wrong, Social Justice Is At The Heart Of Gospel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Christian author and social justice advocate Rev. Jim Wallis appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" Friday evening to talk about Glenn Beck's re...