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Progressive Love

Eliel Cruz | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Last week, a friend, ally and pastor, Ryan Bell, was let go from the Hollywood Adventist Church. One of the core reasons was because of his radical approach to LGBT members.

Love Is Not God, but Thankfully, Neither Is Mark Driscoll

Kevin Miller | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Kevin Miller

God is love, but love is not God. Oft-vilified Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle has been riding this pony for a while now.

Since You Love Me So Much, Ann Romney

Nancy Deville | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Nancy Deville

I just turned 62 and am getting divorced. My attorney suggested I look into getting health insurance because I will soon be off of my ex's company plan.

On Loving The Unlikeable Neighbor in J.K. Rowling's New Novel

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

It was hard for me to love these characters. More than once, I thought of putting the book down because these characters are so real, so raw, that they become dislikable and at the same time, curiously familiar. They remind me of the neighbors Jesus calls me to love.

What's (Christian) Love Got To Do With It?

Walt Hawkins | Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

It's Pride Month, and I'd like to take a few moments to reflect on the onslaught of sweet, sweet Christian love flowing in our general direction. Christian love is a very complex thing. At first You might think it's hate, but Christians are incapable of hate, so it's really love.

Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven. Nobody Wants to Die

Jeremy Courtney | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Jeremy Courtney

Why do so few Christians sign up for this Christ-like preemptive love in protracted foreign affairs? When the war drums start banging, why do so many fall in line?

Charles Worley Shows Us What Jesus Wouldn't Do

Greg Damhorst | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Greg Damhorst

The face of Christianity that many see today is not an accurate picture of a compassionate Christ. If I and other Christians want to better represent our faith, we can only do so in a world where opinions are based on real relationships, not viral bigotry.

Why Should I Forgive? The Origin Of A New Year's Resolution

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

I've been asked why I'm passionate about teaching forgiveness. It's because all religious, spiritual and metaphysical roads I've traveled have led me here, to this one Truth.

Love Is Violent

George Elerick | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
George Elerick

The other violence inherent with such an ideology is the claim that sharing the gospel is done in love. But, I think this is where the ideological assumptions fall flat, because love is not present in such tactics.

On The Death Of My Mother And The Nature of Love

Andrew Himes | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

That's the image of Mom that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. She was a woman who bore up through terrible pain, who was damaged by that pain and lived through it.

Emerging from Fundamentalism

Andrew Himes | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

I entertained the illusion that I was free of my grandfather altogether - free of his religion, free of his politics, free of his culture, free of his belief in God, and free, almost, of my family.

A Post-Hell Christianity?

Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion

By Kim Lawton Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) For millennia, people have been trying to imagine what happens after death. I...

Blamed, Shamed And Framed

Lillian Daniel | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Jesus once said, "I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world."

Gay In The Pew: LGBT Catholics And Church Teaching

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 09.08.2011 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

We should choose to stay in the Church while embracing Christ's guidance -- ask questions, seek answers and never stop knocking -- because one day the door will be opened.

Taking My Grandmother Into My Heart

Andrew Himes | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

At the age of 39, after my Gram's funeral, I took my grandmother into my heart. What would my life be like if I showed other people the same unconditional love she showed me?

The Curious Connection Between Lady Gaga And The Quran-Burning Pastor

Lamar Vest | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

The controversial actions of both Terry Jones and Lady Gaga have succeeded in generating attention. But have they achieved the results intended?

How To Love Your Enemies

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

How are we supposed to love our enemies sincerely? Are we really supposed to pray for people who hate us? It seems almost masochistic -- a surefire recipe for psychological disaster.