A Spirit-Centered Progressive

In honor of the upcoming celebration of Pentecost Sunday, May 23, we’ll be featuring a series of Holy Spirit musings from some of our favorite bloggers in the coming week. First up — Bruce Epperly offers his “Confessions of a Spirit-Centered Progressive.” [Read more…]

Freedom of Religion Equals Freedom of Speech

I am troubled when religious extremists — Christian, Islamic, or otherwise — threaten violence against those exercising free speech. If someone offends you, engage that person in dialogue, avoid that person, and/or encourage others to avoid him or her; but don’t bully.  Intimidation and violence are infantile tactics unworthy of a mature society. [Read more…]

An Unscheduled Easter

Our “scheduled” Easter has passed for this year, and perhaps it is good that we do schedule an annual reminder that God is ceaselessly working for love and life in even the bleakest situations. But, in the coming weeks, as new life buds and flowers all around you, I invite you to be open to the surprise of an unscheduled Easter yet to come. Where do you see signs of resurrection in yourself, in those you love, and in creation? [Read more…]