September 10, 2018

By Andy Hale Among white Americans a widely-shared sentiment is the notion that racism is part of our past. The election of the first African-American President of the United States is cited in support of this harmful claim that racism is a thing of the past. Yet, just a year since the violence in Charlottesville at the hands of white supremacists, the reality of persistent racism—individual and systemic—simply cannot be denied. “Many white people would rather do something to address… Read more

August 28, 2018

We sat down with Piatt to discuss his upcoming 2019 lectionary series, “Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2018,” and his tendency to use Nickleback song illustrations in his writing. Read more

August 23, 2018

The promise that God would never leave or forsake God’s children. We can experience the same hope that the writer has. The hope that because God has done for us before we can have faith that God will do for us again. Just because things have not yet been restored to the way they should be does not mean they will not be. Read more

August 22, 2018

There are matters of dire need in our world that require our attention now. If people of faith wait until they feel prepared to participate in the work of advocacy, they will be too late to affect change on matters that are pressing today. Read more

August 15, 2018

By Andy Hale  People are generally content with using the language with which they are familiar and comfortable. This is especially true when it comes to talking about God. But what if our language about God is all wrong? In fact, what if we have talked about God and God-stuff so much that the words have lost their flavor and meaning? In turn, what if a reexamination of the words we use to talk about God lead us to rethink… Read more

August 9, 2018

“Preachers must speak a crucial witness when circumstances of death and degradation touch human life,” said Kenyatta Gilbert, the associate professor of homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. Read more

July 31, 2018

My neighbor is the one who feels left behind in a changing world. Hopes of economic opportunity, upward mobility and a more secure and better life have been snatched away by the negative effects of technological advance and globalization. Despite hard work and loyalty to the institutions of society and the workplace, this neighbor feels the loss of income stability and a growing insecurity about their place in a world of ever more diverse religion, culture and values. Read more

July 24, 2018

Many pastors will tell you, if they feel they can be honest, they can’t explain the uniquely Christian doctrine of the Trinity any better than a newborn baby could. One theologian said trying to explain the Trinity is like asking oysters to explain a ballerina. Read more

July 17, 2018

Father James Martin has been called the master of translating tough theological matters in the vernacular. His latest work, and the central focus of our conversation, only emboldens this moniker as the priest seeks to create opportunities for theological dialogue among American Catholics “Building a Bridge.” Read more

July 9, 2018

Dr. Brandon J. O’Brien is director of content and distribution for Redeemer City to City in Manhattan. He is co-author of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes and Paul Behaving Badly. He just released Demanding Liberty: An Untold Story of American Religious Freedom. We sat down with him to discuss the theocratic views of many American Christians. Read more

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