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Liberation Theology

Religion in Novels Is Better Than Religion in Politics!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Yes, many novels have religious content that dominates a book or at least adds a small thread to its tapestry. Some of these novels take a jaundiced view of religion, while others treat it more kindly.

Finding God In Our Midst Through The Muppets

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Each successive year I feel like the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas speeds up and I long for spiritual practices that will slow me down. Each year I am grateful for the season of Advent.

The Utopic Monster: Perry, Obama And Winning The Future

Jason Derr | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion
Jason Derr

Winning the future means that the future is not a monster seeking to devour us but is instead a promised land of possibilities whose potential rests in us.

Tupac At 40: His Life, Theology And Legacy

Charles Howard | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Charles Howard

Rappers have been as instrumental in my theological development as any of the scholars I've read. A larger-than-life revolutionary who was simultaneously real and relatable, Tupac lived and he invited us all to live with him.

Remembering Samuel Ruiz -- The Little Bishop Who Roared

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

Retired Catholic Bishop Samuel Ruíz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from diabetes. He was 86.

The Supreme Purpose In All Religions (And Their Shared Failure)

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

So, for all their differences, all religions share the same essential purpose. It has long been my hope that religious people would learn to celebrate our similarities and respect our differences.

The messology of Bishop Eddie Long

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

When preachers pontificate too much from on High about the sins of homosexual sex, the cautionary tale is to be careful of what you say, because your ...

Glenn Beck vs. Christ the Liberator

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

It's not hard to see what Beck has against "liberation theology." It's the same reason people are often against "social justice." Both ideas ask us to consider the plight of the poor.

A Message to Right-Wing Defenders and Left-Wing Critics of the Catholic Church

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

Catholic critics of the Church can expect to find themselves attacked by both the left and right wings of the Church and the community at large -- and they are rarely disappointed.

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck: We're Sending You Bibles!

Serene Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Serene Jones

As I write this, our students are collecting Bibles from across the nation, packing them in boxes, and sending them to your offices. We've marked a few of the social justice passages, just in case you can't find them.

Pope Benedict's Gang -- Too Big to Fail?

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Ayers

After the defeat of Liberation Theology, the church has reverted to its worst traditions of authoritarianism and repression. It is that cruel history that is being exposed today.

Holy Week Revolution: How My Faith Was Built Up At Left Forum 2010

Sander Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sander Hicks

In the West, two alternatives exist: Marxism and Christianity. This panel sought to point out common ground between the two.

How Do Christians Become Conservative?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Lux

Jesus may not have been primarily concerned with politics, but for what politics he did have, it is virtually impossible to argue that he was anything but a progressive thinker.

The Gates Affair: Why We Care

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Inheritance is White, poor credit scores, Black. A missing woman is White and a fugitive on the loose is Black.