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Femmevangelical

"The Hunting Ground" is Terrifying. And Real.

The film looks at the dark side of fraternity culture that encourages pledges to photograph and publicly mark their number of “conquests” and passes down the recipes for punch that makes girls pass out after one drink.

Faith Forward

A Letter to White Christians on the Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

Many white Christians have reacted to protests around racism and police brutality defensively. Yet our faith calls us to listen and act with compassion.

Paperback Theology

The Beauty of the Midlife Crisis

I’m in the middle of a midlife crisis, and it’s quite possibly the best time of my life.

Seasons of the Soul

Letting Go During Lent: Seeing Death as Our Friend

Rather than a presence only at the end of our lives, death can become a companion along each step, heightening our awareness of life's beauty and calling us toward living more fully.

Let the Earth Keep Silence

How to Keep a Holy Lent

Lent is a time when we try to clean out the clutter in our hearts and minds and souls, to prepare ourselves for the joyful gift of new life, freely given to us through the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection.

Article

Facing My Mortality: Why I'm Praying the Compline During Lent

For my Lenten discipline this year, I’ve decided to become more comfortable with death. To date, I have not been a big fan.

The Pangea Blog

Lent: Because Sometimes Rich Christians Need to Starve a Little

In a nation of affluence and values that often corrupts the beauty of the cross, sometimes our gluttonous lives need to have a time to experience a hint of starvation.

40 Days for Food Justice

40 Days for Food Justice

What is food justice? Learn more with these Lenten disciplines to create a deeper awareness of global issues of food justice, as well as the implications of your personal food choices, for yourself and your family.

Lectio

Stars, Foolishness, Cattle, and Mountaintops: The Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Lent

Genesis 20:1-17 What It’s About: The Lenten lectionary is about covenants, but this is THE covenant. This is one of the three tellings of the Sinai covenant (see also: Exodus 34, Deuteronomy 5)–the one where Moses goes up the mountain and comes back with the Decalogue. What It’s Really About: This is really about the salvation history [Read More...]

Word + Flesh

Following Rocky Balboa into the Wilderness of Lent

When you are in need of inspiration on that late night when a glass of wine seems like it would heal the day or a bowl of ice crème assuage the worries of the world, think of Rocky running those steps and Jesus fasting 40 days in the desert.

spiritchatter

Why Do We Give Up Something for Lent?

Whether we’re giving up chocolate or our favorite TV program (could I live without “The Good Wife?”), many of us try to give up something that makes us a wee bit less comfortable.

Unsystematic Theology

A Little Bit from Terry Eagleton on Evil

Here’s a juicy morsel from Terry Eagleton’s recent book, On Evil: The damned refuse to be saved, since this would deprive them of their adolescent rebellion against the whole of reality. Evil is a kind of cosmic sulking. It rages most violently against those who threaten to snatch its unbearable wretchedness away from it. Only [Read More...]

Emerging Voices

From Emergent Church to Emergent God

Introduction [by Teresa B Pasquale on behalf of the Emerging Voices Curation Team--with Holly Roach & Robyn Henderson-Espinoza] February 1st we launched the month, and in some ways the year of 2015, with a sort of mission statement for the Emerging Voices blog, and beyond that, the Emerging spirituality and the [cosmic] wave we are [Read More...]

FreedHearts

The Deadly Response to Marriage Equality

When they are losing, many people will do desperate things. When faced with the facts that those things are wrong and harmful, desperate people will ignore the truth. The result? Proposed legislation that authorizes the mental torture of our youth. And non-affirming Christians are standing and shouting “Praise God!” It is disgusting and indefensible. Please [Read More...]

Progressive Christian Video Gallery

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present "Unbroken"

Frank Schaeffer and Brian McLaren: Conversations about Change

John and Catherine Shore: NALT Christians

Brian McLaren on Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

Video Courtesy: Jericho Books

Marcus Borg, Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass and Others on Progressive Christianity

Video Courtesy: Living the Questions

Beyond the Either/Or God with the Rev. Yvette Flunder

Stanley Hauerwas on Prayer

Video Courtesy: Living the Questions

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