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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A Love Stronger Than 'Sirens'

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

Jesus is the highest revelation of divine love but he is also -- we neglect this -- human love made perfect. He invites us, as his human brothers and sisters, to participate by grace in the perfections of his singular brand of self-sacrificial love.

Too Great a Mystery for One Day

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

How can gratitude for this gift be confined to a day or a season? Every moment -- all our breaths -- ought to resound with praise for this radical identification of God with us.

Self-Help and the Gospel

Greg Carey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

The problem with the self-help gospel is that it expects nothing from us. In the end, it leaves us unfulfilled. And it stands far removed from what it means to live in Christ.

What I Learned About Social Justice From The Higgs Boson

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

I don't often get to say that I feel like Moses, but I did at one point in the past year. There was a discovery made this summer of epic proportions, one that is going to change, we are told, the face of physics and perhaps our entire understanding of the universe.

Ryanomics Assault on Poor and Hungry Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Ryanomics is not only poor arithmetic, it is also poor morality and gross injustice which turns upside down the requirements of all great faiths to protect the poor and vulnerable.

Leaders Worth Following

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

For anyone who aspires to be a leader called to make a difference, or if one simply wants to be a person whose life counts, wrestling with God and oneself will become one's unavoidable and ongoing character pruning experience.

Gingrich, The Courts And A Lesson From 1930s Germany

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Newt Gingrich might not be the GOP nominee for president, but his recent comments about federal courts deserve further consideration: He does not believe U.S. presidents are bound by federal court decisions they dislike.

Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Rollins says that Jesus' cry from the cross was a point at which he experienced "a profoundly personal, painful existential atheism."

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.

The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To Hell?

David Lose | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
David Lose

Why can't a prominent Christian author question how to reconcile God's incredible love with the notion of condemning souls to eternal torment without being condemned as a heretic?

The Sacred Art Of Listening

Krista Tippett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Krista Tippett

Bonhoeffer tells us, "He who can no longer listen to his brother will soon be no longer listening to God either ... This is the beginning of the death of the spiritual life."

Bonhoeffer As Our Christian Guide In The Middle East

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

The example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer teaches us that the Christian has a responsibility to support the victims of the state -- any state -- whether or not they share our faith.

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

Beck, Nazis and Civil Dialogue

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

For Beck to accuse all the preachers or religious leaders who have advised Obama on any issue of being like the Nazi corruption of the church, and on a course that "ends in mass death," is the worst kind of civil poison.

So, You Think You Earn an Honest Living?

Crystal Syben Haidl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Crystal Syben Haidl

While Tea Partiers, pundits, lobbyists and mid-term candidates are out-shouting mantras on how to fix the system, the one thing almost everyone agrees...

My white mom's Black history moment

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dedrick Muhammad

As we come to the end of this Black history month, I have decided to share some of the lessons taught to me by my first teacher on Black history and t...