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Incarnation

Why Do Christians Need to Believe in the Incarnation?

James Carroll | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
James Carroll

The life of Jesus must always weigh more than his death. And, to repeat, the revelation is in the ordinariness of that life.

Grab a Piece of the P.I.E.! Luke 4:14-21

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The church is being called to a P.I.E. ministry: outreach which is Participative, Interactive and Experiential One high-end Italian restaurant in Was...

The Night I Almost Took My Life

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Our society must take mental illness seriously and not desperately reach for alternative explanations to our plight. We are an oppressed faceless minority.

The God Who Sings Creation

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

If I believe in the resurrection of the dead, it is not that hard to believe that God could make the universe in 144 hours. If this same God chose to...

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.

No One Remembers the Name of the Inn: A Christmas Eve Homily

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

When we tell and retell the most important stories of our life, we often find that every time we tell it, there are a few details that we can't leave ...

Christmas

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

As we celebrate Christmas, may we remember the significance of the Incarnation and the second part of the Trinity -- what Christmas is really all about. And let our celebration of nearly two weeks truly glorifying God the Son.

Getting Closer to Christmas

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In order to understand fully the meaning Christmas, one must be acquainted with what happened several months earlier.

Christmas Is for Worship

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 01.29.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

It's time to worry a lot less about getting Christ back into Christmas (he can't be blasted out of Christmas, no matter how hard anyone tries). What needs to get back into Christmas is worship.

Redemption

Victor Stenger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

Since there are about 150 billion other galaxies in the visible cosmos, this multiplies out to 5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets within the visible universe capable of supporting biological life of some form.

On Bodies, The Eucharist, and Skydiving

Broderick Greer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Broderick Greer

The next time you receive the Eucharist, try erasing the memory of its flavor from your taste buds. The next time you receive Christ's fragmented body in your hands, try forgetting the sensation of Jesus on your skin.

When Easter Is No Comfort: A Jesus For The Darkest Times

John Backman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
John Backman

Not only does God stand with those who are suffering. God also stands with those who are suffering and cannot return the favor. Whether I could drag myself to church made not one iota of difference to this solidarity.

The Challenge Of The Manger In Bethlehem

Tobias Roberts | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Tobias Roberts

Advent should be the season for us to reflect, not just on the tenderness of the manger scene, but of what that scene represents below the surface. It should push us to understand that God became incarnate in the world of the poor and oppressed and shared intimately in that reality.

Advent: Three Poems

Scott Cairns | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Scott Cairns

Just now the earth recalls His stunning visitation. Now / the earth and scattered habitants attend to what is possible: that He / of a morning entered this, our meagered circumstance, and so / relit the fuse igniting life in them, igniting life in all the dim / surround.

Karma, Karma Everywhere

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

I don't obsess about karma, but it has completely changed my way of understanding our lives. There's karma, karma everywhere and I'm beginning to see it as the compost of our learning, growth and spiritual upliftment.

On Keeping Christ in Christmas

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I'd like us to realize that keeping Christ in Christmas has nothing to do with what others choose to do, and everything to do with who we choose to be.

After Christmas, How Is God With Us?

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

While Christians put decorations away, vacuum up the tinsel, and find places to put our new toys, I often wonder what it all means. After the pregnant longing, after the birth, how do we understand that God is with us?