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Deconstructing Harry Jackson: Is Jim Wallis' Ideology Really "The Doctrine of Devils"?

Timothy King | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Timothy King

"I don't think Bishop Jackson is offended by my ideology but by scripture itself. If he wants to toss out what the Bible has to say about wealth and poverty he might as well toss out the whole book..."

Lee Speigel

Theology Professor Says Earthlings Are 'Ready To Share A Pew With Aliens'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weird News

If it turns out that Earthlings aren't alone in the universe and contact is eventually made between us and an extraterrestrial race, would we actually...

No Cause to Dispute Einstein -- Part 2

Victor Stenger | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology
Victor Stenger

Causality is still a useful concept in all branches of science including physics and chemistry, as well as everyday life. But we also cannot assume that it is a universal principle that applies in all circumstances.

Killing the Church by Denigrating the Immediacy of God

Eliot Daley | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Eliot Daley

We are smothering God. And our church. We're engaged in an unholy combination of implicit theocide and communal suicide.

Review: A Public Faith, by Miroslav Volf

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books
Ryan J. Bell

In his latest volume, Yale theologian Miroslav Volf puts his finger on one of the most relevant and hotly contested subjects in our world today -- the role of faith in public life.

Wall Street Bankers 'Answer Call' Of New Careers

Reuters | Lauren Tara LaCapra | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - In his 23 years as a banker, Adam Greene trotted the globe, closing billions of dollars' worth of deals for some of the world's biggest ba...

Everything Came from Nothing

Victor Stenger | Posted 09.12.2011 | Books
Victor Stenger

The theological claim that science cannot describe the origin of the universe and its laws in purely natural terms is refuted by the existence of plausible scenarios consistent with all knowledge that are fully worked out mathematically and published in reputable journals.

Harry Potter And Christian Theology

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Between 2,000 years of theologians and seven volumes of J.K. Rowling's nuanced prose, there is more than enough fodder for discussion. Consider, for instance, whether there's a God-figure in the series.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

Do Unitarian Universalists Have A Theology?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Our contemporary churches are populated with Christians, atheists, humanists, Jews, Buddhists, and even Wiccans. Nevertheless, I will argue that we do have in fact have a theology that has been relatively clear and consistent through time.

A Reflection On Identity And Changing Religious Beliefs

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Time and distance may make it hard for me to remember why I believed what I did once. Why did my early ideas make sense then but now seem so foreign?

Messianic Theology Is An Obstacle To Middle Eastern Peace

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Messianic movements of this sort are fed by a deep human yearning for redemption; the feeling that the earthly existence we live is incomplete; that history as we know it will come to an end.

The New Information Theology

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Victor Stenger

Far from providing aid and comfort to those who seek evidence for a Creator, the quantum computer universe makes not only the existence of a Creator unnecessary, it makes it unlikely.

Are Rational Religious People All That Rare?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

To me, our goal shouldn't be getting rid of religion -- it should be about moving beyond the "Santa Claus" view of God to create a more sophisticated theology.

Moving Beyond A Human Image Of God

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

The view of God as a supernatural being like us, only more powerful, is one of the principal reasons behind the rise of atheism in the Western world and the spiritual apathy of many people today.

What Is The Role Of Theology In The Abortion Debate?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A particular theology can never make a good basis for public policy. Anti-choice advocates believe they are a majority, but their position amounts to religious tyranny all the same.

That Old Time Religion

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mike Lux

This time of year my thoughts naturally turn to God and religion. Not because I'm conventionally religious: I'm not. Not because I have any certainty ...

Bearing God: Advent from the Eyes of a Pregnant Pastor

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

There was that morning I will never forget, when I stood in the sweet sanctuary. I was at the table before the bread and the wine, saying those ancient Words of Institution, when my belly began shifting around with those smooth oceanic movements.

"End Times" -- Election Results Reflect Biblical Republican Paranoia

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

One reason the Republicans won on Tuesday is because many of their supporters have already given up on this world and are waiting for the next. I know, I used to be one of them.

Was Jesus Wrong?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

Stark shows that the Bible isn't just self-contradictory on a few historical details but that within the pages of the Bible is an argument and not just an argument with the outside world: The Bible is an argument with itself.

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 ...

Faith And Theology As Liturgy: The Work Of The People In Faith-Formation

Jason Derr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jason Derr

I hope the theopoetic method can begin to decentralize the structure that keeps theology belonging to an educated, priestly class, instead placing it as a multi-layered conversation that envisions our future as being multi-voiced.

FLORIDA THEOLOGY

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Paul Young, Bestselling Author of The Shack, Challenges Seattle Pastor Mark Driscoll to "Man Up"

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tyler Mahoney

Mark seems quite fond of telling his congregants to "man up" and I guess I am really asking him to do the same. I would like him to say to my face what he has spread around the world via Youtube, and you can be sure I'll have a few questions for him as well.

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...