Across the political and religious spectrum, Americans are rethinking the death penalty. Here are some reasons why:
Theological considerations should frame the Christian response to capital punishment.
Your congregation—large or small—has more to invest than you might expect.
The new Louisville Loan Club is a way to protect people from the shark pool of payday lenders.
A small congregation in Kentucky demonstrates how your church may have more money—and power—than you think.
The U.S. should repent of seeing guns as sacred; sane laws would be a start.
We should honor slain diplomats by keeping the flame of diplomacy alive.
Attitudes toward capital punishment are changing, including among conservatives.
May God cause us to cry out to those mountains of injustice, "Oh freedom!"
Three of the best films of the year: Samsara, Looper, and Seven Psychopaths.
I Told My Soul to Sing: Finding God with Emily Dickinson by Kristin LeMay / Grace and Mercy by Jonathan Butler / Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade by Sharon Leslie Morgan and Thomas Norman DeWolf / We Are Not Ghosts by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young
Adapted from "Women as Compassionate Champions: The Doers and the Leaders," by Nyambura J. Njorage, in Women, HIV, and the Church: In Search of Refuge.
The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era. Oxford University Press
Regarding Jim Wallis' article "How to Choose a President" (November 2012): To me it is not Christian to cut vital services such as Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security; there are people who are really hurting a
Kelvin Hazangwi, executive director, Padare/Enkundleni Men's Forum on Gender in Harare, Zimbabwe
Most agree that public education can and should be improved ("Beyond 'Superman,'" by Nicole Baker Fulgham, September-October 2012).
Cathleen Falsani's interview with Eugene Peterson ("The Pastor's Message," November 2012) contained excellent thoughts.