Eliminating evangelical double-speak about salvation

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What if salvation was experienced as a process of growth in love, rather than as a reward for believing a particular doctrine about Jesus? [Read more...]

One question fundamentalists cannot answer

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Why would God care more about what we believe about God, than how we live for God? [Read more...]

Keeping Hope Alive

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In Luke’s story about Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the temple (Luke 2:22-40) they meet two prophets, Simeon and Anna, both well along in years. Simeon and Anna had been patiently waiting and looking for “the redemption of Israel” (Luke 2:38) and for God’s salvation “prepared in the presence of all peoples” as “a [Read More...]

How do you know when you’ve had a divine encounter?

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Mary was willing to trust and surrender to the Great Love and Mystery that formed the Christ child in her. What about us? Are we open and receptive enough, willing to make space, time, and opportunity for the Christ image to be formed in us? [Read more...]

Are Non-LGBT-Affirming Christians Committing Blasphemy?

Some of the Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day accused Jesus of blasphemy because they felt he misrepresented God and thus violated God’s glory. They were the ones, however, who were actually misrepresenting God and distracting from the glory of God’s love and compassion. [Read more...]

The Misuse of Scripture (Southern Baptists seem to lead the way)

Our biases (and we all have them) influence how we appropriate Scripture for good or ill.
So why not apply Scripture with a bias toward love? [Read more...]

A Christmas Play Gone Awry (or maybe not)

When we turn away from a world in need, from the cries of creation for mending and healing, from our brothers and sisters who are lonely, oppressed, wounded, and lost, we turn away from Christ. [Read more...]

Last night our President sounded like Jesus

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“And pray also for the Pharisees and the Herodians, the Tea Partiers and the conservative establishment, whose unjustified hatred for our President has blinded them to what is good not just for our country, but for humanity.” [Read more...]


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