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Prophets

Considering the 12 Sides of Jesus #MyJesusProject

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Not surprising, this whole endeavor to understand what it really means to follow Jesus in today's world is proving to be nothing short of overwhelming.

The United States of Emergency

Broderick Greer | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.

God in Big History (VIDEOS): Factual Faith, Sacred Realism

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Big History is humanity's first and only creation story derived from global collective learning. While secular, it nevertheless reveals a way of thinking and speaking about God that is undeniably and inescapably real.

Bill Maher's Fundamentalism

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Though Bill Maher thinks he is dissing all religion and spirituality, he actually attacks what I would call grade school religion. He even hinted at some respect for the new pope, whom I would describe as representing graduate school religion and above.

Religion Does Not Contain God

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

Sometimes I think we've got it backwards. We think religion -- yours, mine, and ours -- contains God, when in fact it's the reverse. God is infinitely larger than any religion could ever be, no matter how global, dogmatic or grandiose.

Billy Graham's Warning to JFK

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was g...

Where Do I Want To Be When Justice Rolls Down?

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

For God, justice doesn't mean simple fairness, flattening everything out so it's the same. Justice means seeking for everyone what they need to flourish.

Raise the Minimum Wage

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

People who work deserve a living wage. We must reverse the growing chasm of inequality that exists between the rich and the poor in our state and our country.

The Ballad Of John And ... John

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Yes, we hear a lot about two Johns every time December rolls around: Strange and hairy, screaming as loud as they can that we've really messed up the world, and we all better get our act straight before it's too late.

The Loneliness Of The Truth Teller

Daniel C. Maguire | Posted 10.11.2012 | Religion
Daniel C. Maguire

One has to wonder how the biblical prophets would deal with things like our military budget and our American health care "system" -- and our refusal to face the truth about either one of them.

The Honorable Lord Krishna: A Prophet Of Allah

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Prophet Lord Krishna was a noble, righteous, beloved one of God. Far from theological division, he is a source of unity and accord between Hindus and Muslims.

Perilous Power: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

Some of the stories found herein will shock your senses. They will test your faith. They will stretch you. They can hurt you and hurt others. Therefore, handle these texts with care and caution.

An Ecology Of Love

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Compared to Stoicism, this is a high-risk strategy. It makes you vulnerable to betrayal, misunderstanding, ridicule and abuse. But civilizations that live by taking the risk of love never grow old, while those that play it safe always do.

The Day Clare Divorced Her Family In Order To Follow God

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Eight hundred years ago, 18-year-old Chiara Favorone, whom we now know as Clare of Assisi, went to church in the morning with her family. It was a Sunday, but not just any Sunday.

Islamic Christmas

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

Jesus belongs to all Muslims because of what the struggle with his people represents; it resembles that of many Muslims today.

Is Religion In Terminal Decline In Britain?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 02.16.2012 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Is religion fading in Britain? According to the latest influential British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA), just released this December, half of us Brits do not belong to any religious grouping or affiliation.

The Prophets Among Us

Dan McKanan | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Dan McKanan

The similarities between radical activism and religion help explain why religious institutions and ideas have made vital contributions to every movement for social change in the United States.

God's Progressive Prophets

Omar Baddar | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Omar Baddar

There is no escaping the conclusion that religious figures like Moses, Jesus and Muhammad were in fact liberal progressives, courageously fighting against major societal injustices that were largely driven by religious fanaticism.

What Does 'God' Mean?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

When I use the word God, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. And yet, paradoxically, I've staked everything there -- with this Mystery that I cannot comprehend with my finite mind.

For Mormons, What Does 'Follow The Prophet' Really Mean?

Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY -- Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, his two right-hand men and 12 apostles will take to...

Modern Prophet: An Interview with Tony Kushner

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Despite the efforts of all establishments to say those voices have been stilled, prophetic truth keeps spilling over the edges of the boxes we have fastened tight.

PHOTOS: Peter And Paul Icons From 4th Century Found In Rome

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) ROME — The earliest known icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul have been discovered in a catacomb under an eight-story modern office buildi...

Christians: "Run As Fast As You Can" From The Church Of Glenn Beck

Peg Chemberlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peg Chemberlin

Glenn Beck's recent statement that people should leave any church that mentions "social or economic justice" is nothing short of a call for his listeners to disregard central tenets of their faith because they do not conform to his own political ideology.

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.

Psychi-nomics 101: Prophets Predict our Financial Future

Val Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Val Brown

A recent article in USA Today spoke of a sharp rise in business among clairvoyants. It's no wonder - people are desperate to know when they will find work again and no one on this earth can tell them.