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My Easter

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Paula Gordon

Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of 'Good Friday.' How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?

Reflections on the 2014 GCN Conference

Ty McCarthy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Ty McCarthy

Men and women from many different faith backgrounds met to discuss and learn where sexual orientation and gender identity fall into the Kingdom of God. This was the 2014 Gay Christian Network Conference. The warmth of the people inside evaporated the brutal Chicago weather outside.

Am I Really a Christian?

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

To be a Christian, I needed to get to know Jesus and learn how to treat others with love rather than lead a self-centered life. I didn't think this required belonging to an organization.

A Heavenly Concert in the Gates of Hell

Naftali Brawer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Naftali Brawer

For a brief moment I grasped this elusive sense of commonality as Catholics and Jews stood together in the former gates of hell listening to sublime music invoking solidarity, compassion and the universal yearning for heaven.

In Assisi, Gathering For The Peace Of The Church

Scott MacDougall | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

Only by reshaping our imagination of the church to focus on its peace and unity, can we truly and effectively stand in solidarity with the poor, vulnerable, outcast, marginalized, and oppressed.

Discerning The Future Of The National Council Of Churches Of Christ In The USA

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I believe that emerging church movements will only take root and have a meaningful impact on the world if helpful aspects of our historic church traditions and resources are leveraged in ways that inspire and support them.

An Evangelical Goes To Mass

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Roman Catholic mass can be a stolid exercise, perhaps even more so during Midday Mass at Conception Abbey in rural Nodaway County, Missouri.

Memo to Rome: Some of Us Like the Reformation

Rev. Astrid Storm | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Astrid Storm

The Anglicans that the Vatican probably comes into the most (perhaps sole) contact with seem to wish they were Roman Catholic.