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The Feinstein Torture Report

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We can't pretend it wasn't torture anymore, because the facts weren't swept under a historical rug this time.

Chinese Christians Fight To Protect Crosses From Government

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion

WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) — The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrou...

Jesus Is Dying to Be Inclusive, So Why Aren't We?

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Jesus died to be inclusive. So why is the church so bent on being exclusive?

Did Jesus Die Singing?

Pastor Rick Henderson | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Pastor Rick Henderson

There is something in the account of Jesus' time on the cross that has always bugged me. There is an unanswered question that I've been lugging around for years. In that time, I can't remember a single person who resolved this nagging question.

Jesus and the Cross: Rejection and Resurrection

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Jesus knows and understands rejection. Jesus exemplified rejection.

How You Can Tell If a Christian Is Really 'Saved': When They Stop Needing to Be Right

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Jesus told his followers to take up their crosses and follow him before he was crucified, that is to say, before the cross became any kind of religious.

The God of No Compromise and the Government Shutdown

Morgan Guyton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

For many of us who grew up evangelical, the word "compromise" has always been a bad word. It means to allow non-Christian values and influences to corrupt your devotion to Biblical truth.

Why the Dream Has Been Deferred

Morgan Guyton | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

We do not fulfill Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream by being a people who don't say the N word or officially discriminate on racial terms. Only a culture of genuine solidarity in which we are proactively seeking the shalom of all people, and not just the purity of our nuclear families, is a culture that is living his dream.

Piece Of Jesus' Cross Found?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

Archaeologists working in Turkey believe they have found a piece of the cross that Jesus was crucified on. While excavating the ancient Balatlar Ch...

Unsafe in Black and White America

Morgan Guyton | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

I have a feeling that I'm not the only white guy who experiences these thoughts that I sure don't want to have in my head. But I desperately want to unlearn these instincts because if I feel unsafe around someone else because they're black, I am part of the reason that the world becomes unsafe for them.

Sept. 11 Memorial Defends Display Of Steel Cross

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 08.16.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- A judge should toss out a lawsuit by a national atheists group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the wr...

The Cross At The Center Of Faith

Ron Nikkel | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Lately I have been thinking about the crucifixion of Jesus and how such a macabre symbol of execution as the cross has become a symbol of hope for believers in Jesus. It is both bizarre and extraordinary.

Good Friday Observances From Around The World

Posted 04.06.2012 | Religion

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Is God Angry At You? A Good Friday Reflection

David Lose | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This argument assumes God can't transcend our own moral limitations. Just because we may cry for justice and vengeance when we are wronged doesn't mean God will.

10 Symbols That Rule The World (And Their Secret Origins) (PHOTOS)

Dumb As A Blog | David Moye | Posted 10.12.2011 | Weird News

The world subliminally runs on symbolism. The cross is the sign of Christiananity, the Star of David represents Judaism and the swastika immediatel...

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the broken state of our immigration system, and its desperate need for reform, might not be a part of your daily life, there are many for whom it is. It's time we all start following this story.

A Palm Sunday Meditation: Take Up My Cross?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

You don't need to go looking for your cross. Life gives them to you. Whether it's an illness, or a tough family relationship, or trouble in school, or problems on the job.

Iran: Olympics Logo Is 'Zionist'

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although I think Iran's claim is absurd, I'm concerned about some of the conversation this is generating. Iran should put an end to this nonsense and should show up to the Olympics.

Misreading the Signs: How the Visual Illiteracy of Sarah Palin and The Smithsonian Re-ignite the Culture Wars

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-01-19-gkjf.jpgIt's arguable that all conflicts begin with miscommunication.

Art, Censorship, and the Scandal of the Cross

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The recent censorship by the Smithsonian Institution of a controversial video clip by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz - which contained images o...

Blind Faith: Supreme Court Meltdown

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

If a Christian would not select a Star of David then why on earth would a Jew choose a cross? Yet that is exactly what Scalia proposes. The notion that the cross represents everybody is bizarre.

Supreme Court's New Season: Looking Ahead

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Questions before the Supreme Court, which begins its new term Monday, include corporate political spending, dog-fighting videos, a cross in the desert...

Killing Jesus for Today's Market

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

It is the physical and symbolic focus of worship; it is worn by people as a reminder of their faith. And yet, let's face it, the cross does not have quite the same kick as it used to.

Get Your War On: The Cross (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Let's just say Senator POW's "cross" story just got funnier... ...

What Does Your Cross Mean To You?

Father John Bakas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Father John Bakas

I was privileged to have spent almost two weeks in Greece this summer. I had the pleasant task of baptizing the granddaughter of a very dear friend....