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Celebrating The 100th Birthday Of Clarence Jordan

Kirk Lyman-Barner | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion
Kirk Lyman-Barner

His Koinonia Farm continues today, striving to be a demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God focusing on farming, food, peacemaking and is seen a model community for the New Monastic Movement.

We Stand With The Nuns

Emilie Haertsch | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Emilie Haertsch

We will put up with a lot from Rome, but when you start disciplining nuns for carrying out the Gospel message, that's where the American Catholic laity draws the line.

Why Virginity Is Not The Gospel

Carolyn Custis James | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Carolyn Custis James

The so-called "virginity movement" is not nor should it be equated with Christianity. To do so sells the Gospel short and leads to all sorts of false notions of where young women find their true worth and what young Christian men should prize in them.

The Gospel And Social Media: 10 Tips For Spreading The Good Word On The Web

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

It's a new day in church work: the computer has replaced the pen, 15 minutes seems like eternity, and if you don't get your message out fast, the audience disappears. Here are some rules for social media evangelization.

The Dinner Party's Successful First Season

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

We had a hugely success first season of The Dinner Party at the Mayne State, complete with sold out shows and knock-out guests and chefs, and in the fall we'll take our show on the road and broadcast live from Expo Chicago at Navy Pier!

Preach The Gospel At All Times?

Jamie Arpin-Ricci | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

St. Francis recognized that the Gospel was all consuming, the work of God to restore all of Creation unto Himself for His glory.

Church Clothes

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

Is our communal worship experience supposed to be nothing more than a fashion show with religious music playing, as we two-step down the sanctuary?

Understanding Civility in Civil Disobedience

Pamela H. Long | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Pamela H. Long

Am I aiding and abetting, harboring and transporting? Lord, I hope so. I'm taking Matthew 25: 34-40 seriously. When meeting the physical and social needs of the "least of these" becomes an act of civil disobedience, I must disobey.

Bible Translation Controversy Opens Theological Debate

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion

One of the largest Bible translators in the world is undergoing an independent review after critics claimed language in some of their translations int...

When A System Demands our Allegiance Away From Christ

Jeremy John | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Jeremy John

Let us remember that when we do not act to end a system that results in injustice, we are culpable ourselves.

The Hunger Games: An Allegory Of Christian Love

Julie Clawson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Julie Clawson

While it might seem strange to say that a dystopian young adult novel about children killing each other for the entertainment of an indulgent privileged class is about love, as the trilogy unfolds love emerges as the theme holding the narrative together.

The Gospel Redefined

Carl Medearis | Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion
Carl Medearis

I don't want to redefine salvation. But I do want us to redefine the Gospel. It's a person to be followed. To believe in. To love and worship. Not a religion. Not even ours.

Review: Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Wrecking Ball stands as Springsteen's best album release in almost thirty years. It's both wrenching and jubilant; looking back and looking forward; steeped in sorrow as well as celebratory and undaunted.

What Is The The Core Of The Gospel?

Greg Carey | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

If we emphasize Jesus' death, cut out from the whole tapestry of his life, we reduce his crucifixion to perverse ritual rather than a direct consequence of his confrontation with the powers of his day.

Vatican Requests 1,500-Year-Old Bible Held In Turkey

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

The Vatican has allegedly issued an official request to examine a 1,500-year-old Bible that has been held in Turkey for the past 12 years, the Hurriy...

The Soundtrack Of Black America: Celebrating The Top 10 Gospel Songs

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

Gospel music is the most authentically black cultural expression and the most glorious music on earth with a sound and a feeling all its own.

Jesus Concerned About The Poor? You Must Be Joking, Says The Christian Right

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

When President Obama used the occasion of the National Prayer Breakfast to say that for the fortunate to pay a little more to help the less fortunate "coincides" with Jesus' teachings, he must have touched a nerve.

The Saving Grace Of Gospel

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Vy Higginsen was born and raised in Harlem and graduated from college in the 1970s, quickly rising through the ranks in the urban magazine world -- as...

A Visit With Gospel Legend Andrae Crouch

Mark Joseph | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Although he still tours, Andrae Crouch's first responsibility these days, after the death of his parents and brother, is pastoring the church they founded. I try to visit every so often and always leave inspired.

The Nerd Gospel

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

No degree of social savvy makes someone immune to insecurity, doubt, emotional struggle or even an occasional case of the "nerds." Our faith communities should be the place where each of us is most comfortable exploring that inner nerd.

WATCH: Dolly Parton Talks Dinner Rolls, Joyful Noise

Posted 01.13.2012 | Fifty

In the new movie "Joyful Noise," Dolly Parton shows off her arm while pelting Queen Latifah with dinner rolls. "I was banging her pretty good," Parton...

12 'Stellar' Gospel Songs For 2012

Tony Lee | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Tony Lee

In this new year I have been reflecting on the songs that have been in constant rotation in my heart and in my iPod. I felt there was no better time to share them than during this awards season.

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."

The Gospel According to Hypocrisy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, "Blessed are the negative in spirit: for they shall find fault with just about everyone and everything. Blessed are they who judge others: for they are entitled and superior."

When Legislating Morality Falls Short

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The fear at the heart of the public's down-vote is that the rights of the unborn are being placed above those of those they already know. And that's simply not a sacrifice many are willing to make.