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Five Reasons Saying 'The Bible Clearly States' Is Dangerous
Originally Posted: 03/04/2015 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Humanity, and our spiritual growth, is an ongoing work in progress Most of my life, I’ve heard people preface some sort of argument they want to support with the preface, “The Bib ...

Repenting Doesn’t Mean Feeling Like Crap About Yourself
Originally Posted: 02/25/2015 - 6:16pm | Type: Blog

In turning toward love, we find the Kingdom of God right here in the palm of our hands. We’ve all heard the sidewalk preachers and TV Evangelists quoting the Gospels, telling us, ...

Relaxing into Lent: Identity and Those Voices in Your Head
Originally Posted: 02/25/2015 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

The devil tempted Jesus three times. Each time the devil used the word “if.” And each time the devil tried to seduce Jesus into doubting his identity as God’s Son. The Christian ...

The Nonviolent Atonement: God’s Grace Upon Grace
Originally Posted: 01/08/2015 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

There is a pernicious theological claim that states God responds mimetically to us — when we turn away from God, God turns away from us. That’s a lie. Don’t believe it. She was ...

What in the Name of God Is Going On?
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

The word “God” has become such a loaded term. We’ve made it that way; God hasn’t done it. And the truth is, I’ve found myself shying away from using the word at times because I’m aware it’s an immediate turnof ...

Piper's Tweets About Gays: Dude, Where Is the Love?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

It seems Piper has a Twitter problem. Maybe he doesn’t see it as such, because with fewer than 140 characters, he can stir up quite a storm of controversy. But considering the damage that can be done with so f ...

Christmas Favorites from SoJo's Christmas Favorites: Karen Peris of the Innocence Mission
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

The Innocence Mission's rendition of "Away in a Manger" is a prime example of what Karen Peris' voice can do. It's in high rotation in my Christmas 2011 mix on iTunes and rarely fails ...

Adam Phillips answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Blog

This video is the latest installment in an ongoing series at God's Politics blog where we've asked leading clergy, writers, scholars, artists, activists and others who self-identify as "evangeli ...

Hurricane Irene and the Wrath of God
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"Do you think God sent Hurricane Irene?" a young man asked me with a curious look in his eyes that was as innocent as it was pensive. "Do you think God sent Hurric ...

Creating Liberated Spaces in a Post Colonial World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>Emergent Village will be hosting its annual Theological Conversation this year in Atlanta, GA from Nov. Emergent Village will be hosting its annual Theological Convers ...