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Bluesin' the Gospel

Greg Carey | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion
Greg Carey

Despite its essential role in opening the way to other musical forms, the blues remains a bit of a niche genre. I remember touring the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, where the blues were presented, along with bluegrass and gospel, as a precursor to rock.

The Power of Fasting

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

On Sunday mornings, in the midst of our safe sanctuaries, our five-song worship sets, our 15-minute sermonettes and our one-hour services that can be timed with an egg timer, how does our worship and our practice offer witness to the reality of the spiritual realm?

From Topless Protests To Pussy Riot, Women Rise Up

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

It occurred to me, as I looked at a picture of photographers swarming a trio of women, that they are establishing an important point: Despite being decades past the western Women's Liberation Movement, the most direct and potent access to power they have still is through their sexuality.

King, Clowns And The Third Way

Mark Sandlin | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

Dr. King was a living example of the kind of person who encourages the moral arc of history to bend toward justice. He is also an example of the only effective way to bend that arc: nonviolently.

The Angel Hovering Near Occupy Wall Street

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

We might ask what might be a delight to the angel of the nation? It could be the awakening of the longing for justice, equality, and a crying out for values that balance the pursuit of material things with a return to conscience.

Anwar al-Awlaki: Eye For An Eye Or A Third Way?

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If we believe that one life - perhaps even our own - is worth giving up for a change that brings hope to thousands or millions of others, then this third way begins to look like a path worth exploring.