The Virgin Monologue: A Poem for Advent

“‘God did it’ isn’t an explanation,” said Joseph. He got no account for the baby’s chromosomes, No description of the mechanism that Transmuted the divine shadow into royal blood. “‘The devil made me do it’ would have sounded better to me,” said Joseph, Though it never did him any good When he said it to [Read More...]

Why President Obama’s Executive Actions Are Hostile To The Kingdom Of God: Voices From The Religious Left

By the Rev. Ellin Jimmerson A factual certainty about the Bible is that the Old Testament was put together in the aftermath of the Babylonian Deportation of Jewish leadership. It cannot be fully understood apart from the central importance of deportation. By the same token, there are theological certainties revealed throughout the Bible. One is [Read More...]

Church Without God

I now have the privilege of watching a remarkable experiment unfold – up-close and personal. And where better to observe an experiment than at a research university? My new colleague and friend, Bart Campolo, is the principal investigator. Bart is the new Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. A former evangelical Christian leader [Read More...]


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