As service became a defining aspect of growing up in America, the infrastructure moved from the church to the schools and became so secularized that conversations around faith were discouraged -- even taboo.
It was a very long, tense election night. But ultimately, hope and love won. Misogyny, racism and homophobia lost. The people of the United States voted, and on sexual justice issues, we are the new moral majority.
Christians can stop worrying about the symbols of the decline of Christian America and get back to the mission Jesus gave us to show the world a different way to live -- a way that demonstrates the great character of God.
The death of George McGovern -- the son of a Methodist minister and himself briefly a seminary student at a Methodist institution -- is a reminder of the good of that Protestant reform impulse, rooted in the Social Gospel movements of the early and mid-20th century.
At a time of global crisis, when so many children are poor, so many parents hopeless, so many nations teetering on the brink of genocide, perhaps these reflections about my visit to Cambodia will bring a glimmer of hope from the Killing Fields.
Born out of the traditions of the civil rights movement, the Christian Community Development Association is now engaging a new generation of pastors, prophets and ministers. This next generation of CCDA will naturally look somewhat different from previous generations.
Though he was being bestowed with the high honor of an international peace prize in front of dignitaries and soldiers, he humbly knelt down to ask for mercy. I could think of nothing else to do than to take off my shoes.
For someone who sits most of the day, walking 12 miles in temperatures that surpassed the 100-degree mark made for a long journey! But I met some wonderful, dedicated individuals who have been suffering conditions worse than I imagined.
Republicans have made much about the word "God" in the Democratic platform. Like the Pharisees, they stand ostentatiously in the front of the synagogue, congratulating themselves on their righteousness. But I have looked, and I cannot find God in the GOP platform.
Christians on both sides of the Straits of Florida should keep up the pressure on our governments to make amends. After half a century of enmity, that might seem unlikely. But we all follow someone who works miracles.
Several governors say they'll reject federal money to insure health care for low-income families. Since many of them are very public about their Christian faith, it's appropriate to ask how their decision stacks up to to the morals of Jesus.