What’s the good news about Christianity? N.T. Wright answers in “Simply Good News”

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N.T. Wright’s new book, “Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good,” sets out to reorient and refocus the Christian faith by examining its central tenet: the gospel. [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...]

Our 2014 Favorites

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The UC team shares some of our favorite things from the past year. [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...]

Back to the ’90s: My Hometown (Again) Spurns the LGBT Community

I still love going to Fayetteville a few times a year; I look forward to seeing the Lights of the Ozarks on the Square yet again this year. But this year it may feel different. This year, like in 1998, I am ashamed that even Fayetteville — even what most consider the best and most inclusive city in Arkansas — cannot even manage to pass a simple ordinance promoting fairness. [Read more...]

Faith is the task of a lifetime

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I’m a Christian because of Søren Kierkegaard. The 19th-century Danish philosopher didn’t introduce me to Christianity, but he did, at a pivotal time in my life, provide the crucial encouragement that sustained my faith. [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...]

Actual War on Black People Distracting from Fictional War on Christmas

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Jesus, a brown-skinned transient and known practitioner of civil disobedience executed by a brutal police state, is indeed perhaps the reason for the season, just not in the way the War on Christmas crowd wants to talk about. [Read more...]


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