Honorable Mention: VocationMatters.org


A new blog launches this month in partnership with the release of a new book on vocation in higher education. Editor David S. Cunningham describes VocationMatters.org this way: “Over the next several years, a group of about forty academic leaders will be involved in a series of projects designed to create new scholarly resources on vocation and vocational [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Equality Illinois


Today I’m speaking on the Faith and Equality Issues Panel at the Equality Institute, hosted by Equality Illinois in partnership with several other justice-oriented organizations in the state. The mission of Equality Illinois is to “build a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Father Roy Bourgeois


Father Roy Bourgeois is speaking on my campus tonight, and I’m thrilled to be having dinner with him before the event.  The event tonight and one tomorrow in Springfield, Illinois, are being co-sponsored by Call to Action, the college, Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community, a new church in town I [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Real Spirituality for Real Life

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Several people who I know and like a lot are collaborating on a new project called Real Spirituality for Real Life.  Here’s how they describe it: We have experience as leaders in church ministries and teaching in colleges, universities and seminaries.  We love what we do.  We are committed to sharing a faith and makes [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Duncan’s Bar Mitzvah


If a 13-year old gets it, and can explain both the problem with adhering to the notion of “biblical marriage” as well as the need for marriage equality this well … … there is no good reason for any state or government to impede justice for all. I especially appreciate that this call for marriage [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Lutheran Heritage Chair Kit Kleinhans

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Today is Reformation Day, when Lutherans mark a moment when the good Dr. Martin Luther himself posted his Ninety-Five Theses, “A Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” on the door at Wittenberg in 1517.  At Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, they are marking a new era in Lutheran studies and the college’s commitment [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: The NALT Christians Project


If you haven’t heard of it yet, check out this video introduction to The NALT Christians Project: I have some thoughts on this that I’ll post soon … appreciative as well as analytical. For now, here it is, what do you think?   [Read more...]

Honorable Mention: Southern Comfort


I’m a little delayed in my discovery of this film, but after a friend referred me to it multiple times, I finally got it on my Netflix queue and watched Kate Davis’ multiple award winning 2001 documentary Southern Comfort. Here’s a description: SOUTHERN COMFORT is a 90-minute feature-length documentary about the life of Robert Eads, [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Feminist Conversations in Religion


In case you’re not aware of this amazing resource and opportunity, let me introduce you to the WATER (Women’s Alliance for Theology Ethics and Ritual) series of teleconferences with feminist scholars of religion.  It’s a monthly teleconference featuring a short presentation by a leading feminist scholar as well as ample time for question and conversation.  [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: spiritchatter


If you haven’t found it yet, head on over to a new blog here on the Progressive Christian Channel, written by Jack Levison.  I first met Jack three years ago when he and his wife Priscilla hosted me along with a dozen other teacher-scholars for a summer seminar on gender and Christianity in Seattle.  Not [Read More...]