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July 29, 2015
Missing Sunday Mornings
[Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of posts we'll be featuring by the...
July 27, 2015
#WhenSandySpeaks: “There is Something Out There That We Can Do”
Do you recognize Sandra Annette Bland? Do you see yourself when you look at the...
July 24, 2015
The Bipolar God
by Aaron Maurice Saari On the day that my first piece for Patheos, Coming Out as Bi...
July 22, 2015
I Have Cancer. Yes, I Have Breast Cancer.
[Editor's Note: This is the first is a series of posts we'll be featuring by...
July 17, 2015
“There Is a Wide, Wide Wonder In It All”: The Blessing of Black Fathers
“Because that’s my job.” That was my father’s answer when I asked him why he...
July 13, 2015
Tapping the Millennial Imagination: On FAO Schwarz, Don Quixote, and the Dying Church
Millennials are more optimistic than they have any right to be. Does this signal hope...
July 10, 2015
The South IS Rising Again: A Southern Boy on Taking Down the Confederate Flag
This morning the rebel flag was removed from the Capitol grounds of South Carolina. The South...
July 09, 2015
Coming Out as Bi (polar)
The Rev. Aaron Maurice Saari At my ordination service, a friend who is a biblical...
July 08, 2015
“Unequally Yoked”: How Christians Get Interfaith Marriage Wrong
By Rev. J. Dana Trent, MDiv While Christianity is American’s most popular religion (70% of...
July 06, 2015
10 Questions Jesus Would Use To Evaluate a Ministry
Summer is that time of year where some ministry begins to slow down (unless you...
June 23, 2015
Considering “Sanctuary” in the Aftermath of Charleston
One of my favorite and in my opinion vastly underrated movies of all time is...
June 20, 2015
“Lord, How Long?” (Habakkuk 1:2): Praying Through Grief While Confronting a Hate Crime
Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his parishioners attended a Wednesday night Bible study in a church,...
June 19, 2015
Ambassadors of Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-21): The Massacre of the Beloved in Charleston, SC
The evening began like any other Wednesday Bible study. Beloved parishioners and their pastor gathered...
June 17, 2015
Slow Living: Resisting the Need for Speed
"When do we ever find such deep permission, to stop, to see that it is...
June 11, 2015
English Class Leaves Woman Speechless
By Ashleigh Joyner One woman couldn’t believe that a group of people who didn’t even...
June 10, 2015
When Dajerria Becton Cried Out for Her Mama and God
“Call my Mama! Call my Mama at home. God!” -- Dajerria Becton Dajerria Becton, a beautiful...
June 01, 2015
On the Pilgrim’s Journey: A Q&A with Christine Valters Paintner
"Pilgrim: Someone who makes an intentional journey courting holy disruption." -- Christine Valters Paintner One of...
May 22, 2015
Why Millennials Leave the Faith and How To Bring Us Back
By Justino Valdez "I don’t believe millennials are hostile toward Christianity. I believe they just...
May 20, 2015
The Fruit of Soulful Love: Marvin Gaye, God and Us
The late Marvin Gaye was my first proper crush. His chocolate buttery voice courted me....
May 14, 2015
When Did ‘Just Showing Up’ Become Not Enough?
As a kid I had a single bookshelf in my bedroom that served a two-fold purpose;...
May 11, 2015
The Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change: Seeking Environmental Harmony in China
If you measure per person, Canada and the United States have long had the dubious...
May 07, 2015
Happy Mother’s Day, Dad!
By Dwight Wolter “Does it bother you” I ask my son, “that I won’t be able...
May 01, 2015
What’s Going On: Resistance, Uprisings, and the Gospel According to Jesus and Marvin Gaye
A beloved black sister shared that she could not get behind the protest slogan “Never...
April 27, 2015
“As-salamu alaykum, What’s up, Bro?” — The Many Graces of Allah
I have been in many mosques, including four of the most “amazing mosques from around...
April 15, 2015
“I, Too, Sing America”: On Walter Scott and Racial Wounds in America
Recently, I talked to a young African American man, Andrew Roby, about the prevalence of...
April 06, 2015
Resurrection for the Rest of Us
By John Holbert I was not raised in the church—no Sunday School, no youth camps,...
April 03, 2015
Easter is About Seeing Those at the Margins
For many Christians, Easter is a high holy holiday—it’s the religious bedrock that not only...
April 02, 2015
Holy Week in an Unholy World
"God understands our pain. That is good theology for Good Friday. And that kind of...
March 27, 2015
Stale Crackers and Fruit Juice: The Battle over the Body and Blood of Christ
Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final in a weekly Lenten series on the body and blood of...
March 27, 2015
Did God Kill Jesus? Tony Jones on the Crucifixion, Love, and Resurrection
"The way we view the crucifixion of Jesus and the posture of God when that...
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