Rob Bell: The Word ‘Evangelical’ Has Been Hijacked and We Need to Take it Back

“I think we should take the word ‘evangelical’ back. The word’s been hijacked and it’s wrong, and we need to take it back.” That’s former megachurch pastor Rob Bell, schooling us on the real meaning of the word “evangelical” while making a passionate plea for reclaiming the word and it’s original meaning for us today. The word [Read More...]

What Do You Love and Hope Never to Lose to Climate Change?

Traveling Climate Ribbon Exhibit at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Salt Lake City, October 2015

“The secure rhythms of nature that are the foundation of our home.” — Rachel, Illinois “Clean air and water for my grandchildren.” — Cheryl, Utah “We are losing nothing short of life itself.” — Susan, Faiths for Safe Water “Love, family, life.” — Great-grandmother Mary Lyons, Ojibwe Elder, Member of The Grandmothers Circle What do [Read More...]

Tourist or Pilgrim?


There is a sign at the entrance of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem that reads: We are hoping that: If you enter here as a tourist, you would exit as a pilgrim. If you enter here as a pilgrim, you would exit as a holier one. It’s a fitting and powerful reminder for [Read More...]