Risen: Breathing Life Back into the Story, and My Faith

A few months ago I was invited to see an advance screening of the movie Risen. I said yes, but internally was thinking, “Just what we need – another cheesy, low-budget film pandering to a Christian audience.” I am absolutely thrilled my cynicism was wrong. There are so many things I enjoyed about this movie. [Read More…]

The Death and Resurrection of the Liberal Church: A Response to Chris Hedges

By Rev. Dr. Christian Scharen Vice President of Applied Research and The Center for the Study of Theological Education, Auburn Seminary Chris Hedges’ widely circulating diatribe about the bankruptcy of liberal Christianity—its churches and especially its seminaries—benefits from what late-night comedian Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness.”  It sounds enough right to sound like the truth, or [Read More…]

The Trials and Tribulations of Snow: On Fighting for Safe Water for All

By Susan Barnett, Founder, Faiths for Safe Water My dad was the most popular guy in the neighborhood during a snowstorm. He had an old 1950s truck with a bright yellow plow attached to the front. He’d plow all the neighbors’ driveways, leaving them with just the small pathways to clear and making the grueling [Read More…]


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