October 12, 2015

Place matters, and different places feel right to different people for a variety of reasons. Read more

October 7, 2015

To suggest that when faculty focus on research and teaching that we (or our universities) are not also engaged in moral formation is simply wrong. Read more

October 5, 2015

But really, its not K-Cups, per se, that are the problem. The problem is much deeper. Read more

September 28, 2015

It is difficult to keep your community safe if undocumented community members are afraid of the police. When people are afraid of the police, they aren’t likely to reach out to them to when they see crimes being committed in their neighborhoods, if they are victims of domestic abuse, or if they are being mistreated by their own employers. Read more

September 23, 2015

As a feminist, I see this difference between our ecclesial structures – the difference between a hierarchy of power and authority and a sharing of power of authority – as one of the most important differences between Catholics and Protestants (of course, the ordination of women ranks pretty high as well!). Read more

September 21, 2015

As a Presbyterian minister and a progressive Christian ethicist, when the young people on the video affirmed that they are Christian but not homophobic, perfect, close-minded, unaccepting, uneducated, judgmental, conservative, and ignorant – I found myself cheering “Right on!” Read more

September 15, 2015

White privilege and racism will not go away until we begin to address these problems head-on. That is what the group of eighteen white Christians I met with on Sunday are beginning to do. To tell their stories of being white. To think about how we have been taught to think about race and to examine our lives, our habits, and the structures of our society to see the ways in which race is embedded in them. Read more

September 10, 2015

Most of us aren’t trained to think about social problems in a structural way. When we think about racism we think about people who are prejudiced or who act in racist ways. When we talk about structural racism, we have to think about how the structure of our society are shaped by conscious and unconscious cultural prejudices. Read more

September 2, 2015

During this media blitz highlighting the Catholic Church’s generosity of absolving women of their “sin of abortion,” I want to celebrate the moral courage of women who have terminated pregnancies as a morally good act in the larger story of a life well-lived, or at least the journey to live the most faithful life possible. Read more

August 31, 2015

By standing up for socialism and ideas that have been marked as unpopular and unwinnable, Sanders is reminding us what is at the heart of democracy – engaging thoughtfully in debate about different political ideas. Ideas that are meant to help us solve the problems that we face. Read more

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