Celebration of the Black Church

This post is a response to Professor Barbara Dianne Savage’s "The Myth of the Black Church." For those unfamiliar with this excerpt from Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion, Prof. Savage reflects on the lineage and diversity found in the "Black church". She characterizes the compilation of the many denominations and religious institutions [Read More...]

An Addendum to Feminist Theology

Guilty as charged. I did what every feminist theologian has been criticized for. I wrote from only one woman’s perspective. In the attempt I made last week to bring a Christian voice to the “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” conversation, I wrote from the perspective of and responded very much to wealthy, educated [Read More...]

Why I’m a Faithful Democrat

By Maggie Thornton Jesus made it clear to his disciples that “to whom much is given, much is required” (Luke 12:48). This commandment haunts me when I think about all the material goods with which I have been blessed. Sometimes I wonder if to be a “real” Christian I should just sell everything, give the [Read More...]

Having It All, or Having Full Humanity?

It’s been a busy week in media. Notably, the U.S. Supreme Court passed down decisions on Arizona’s immigration law and the Affordable Care Act; sadly, screenwriter Nora Ephron passed away; and in the world of sports, Wimbledon is in full swing and the Olympics are right around the corner. What I can’t seem to get [Read More...]

What Today Truly Means

  In the coming days, the headlines will assign blame and credit for today’s historic ruling by the Supreme Court. The pundits on cable news will continue to peddle the rat race of modern presidential campaigns, turning every minute and meaningless poll result into a sound bite for who’s ahead and who’s behind.    Before [Read More...]

Why I Hate the “Middle Class,” But Love Working Americans

One of my favorite quotes is FDR’s famous line, “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”  This moral and economic principle is at the core of what it means to be [Read More...]

Will Christians Actually Feed the Hungry?

When we harness our collective power to produce legislation that benefits the most vulnerable we are enacting Christ’s Sermon on the Mount into Law. Programs such as SNAP we show care for the hungry, the thirsty and the meek and we answer Christ’s command to serve the least among us. [Read more...]

Putting Politics Before People

By labeling President Obama’s efforts to increase access to healthcare for the uninsured as “socialist,” the Republican Party has made the case that we have no collective obligation to the least well off among us. [Read more...]

Why All Bibles Should Go Digital…

Okay, every bible becoming an e-book might be a little hyperbolic, but maybe not by much! The Bible serves as an incredible jumping point for people wishing to further explore our Christian call to stewardship. [Read more...]

The Founding Values of America!

This is the question: Has America moved away from the values that it was once founded upon? We first have to take a look at why America was established. [Read more...]