Battling the Biblical Bully

Earlier this week, author, speaker and blogger Rachel Held Evans stirred up quite the controversy when she called Mark Driscoll, a “bully” for his Facebook status update poking fun of “effeminate anatomically male religious leaders.” As Evans observed, Driscoll, founder of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, has a long history of using anti-gay slurs to demonize anyone he deems “unmanly.” [Read more…]

The Tree of Life: For Those With Eyes To See

Indeed, for people of faith, The Tree of Life is an exhilarating trip, thanks to director Terence Malick’s deep interest in matters of the spirit, one that was so manifest in his wonderful war film The Thin Red Line.

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Wild Goose, Ecumenicity, and the Future of the Christian Church

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most powerful memory I will forever maintain from Wild Goose 2011 is the closing ceremony. To understand why that experience of sharing communion with Catholics, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Methodists and Buddhist Christians moved me so deeply, you have to know a bit about my story. [Read more…]