Muslims, Ground Zero, Fear and Fairness

“I sympathize with all those who are afraid of Muslim terrorists. I do not join them in that fear–statistically speaking, Americans are as likely to die in their bathtubs as they are to be killed by terrorists–but I am cursed by empathy, the writer’s ability to see how other people think, live, and love. If I were a New Yorker, perhaps I would also be upset by the news that Sufi Muslims want to build a spiritual center in lower Manhattan, not far from the site of the World Trade Center attacks. Maybe. But I doubt it.” Guest blogger and Episcopal lay preacher Greg Garrett files a passionate response to the continuing debate over the proposed “Ground Zero Mosque.” [Read more...]

Eat, Pray, Love: An Invitation for Christians?

Does the film and book “Eat, Pray, Love” present an invitation to moderate and progressive Christians to take the spiritual journeys of people more seriously in preaching, program, and outreach? Guest blogger Bruce Epperly thinks so… [Read more...]

How I Rediscovered Christianity Through Islam

“The religious “other” is not the enemy; quite the contrary: it’s through her that one’s own religious identity and practice emerge more clearly.” Theology Professor Philip Clayton explores the emerging “third way” of deepening one’s own religious beliefs in a multi-faith world. [Read more...]


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