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3 Ways 'All Are Welcome' Is Hurting the Church
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Saying “All Are Welcome” may reflect a genuine, well-meaning desire to reflect inclusivity. But in reality, this slogan seems to have lost its meaning. Here's why I've found it's hurting the chu ...

Inspired and Inclusive Equality
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Working as a university writing and literature professor in a conservative college town in the Bible Belt, I have seen the views of Christian students change on the issue of LGBTQ inclusion over the last decad ...

World Vision and the State of American Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

In our waywardness, we are willing to withhold our money to make a political point. And we justify it by saying this is an issue of “the Gospel.” But in the words of Brian McLaren, “If the Gospel we preach is ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Just Jesus by Walter Wink with Steven Berry / On "Strangers No Longer" by Paulist Press / Eve by Angélique Kidjo / ...

Singing in Pete Seeger's Choir
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum He didn't just sing for the audience. He got them to sing for themselves. WHEN I MOV ...

Prophet in a Cracker Dress
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Liuan Huska From galleries to the street, artist Nora Howell is unafraid of tough topics. ONE RECENT WINTER d ...

Waiting for a Miracle
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer While the battle for immigration reform continues, more than 1,000 people are deported every day. ...

Cutting-Edge Orthodoxy
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee Nadia Bolz-Weber is a hipster pastor with a medieval soul. And her church—House for All Sinners and Saints—is practicing an ...

What I Learned by Marrying a Priest
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Changing the world requires the leadership of women. JOY CARROLL and I were married in 1997. A yea ...

Church of the Open Doors
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change at a Community Called Glide. HarperOne ...

Soaking in the Word of God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. AS THE SEAONS after Pentecost unfolds, ...

Rep. Keith Ellison Testifies Against Hateful Bigotry
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/11/rep-keith-ellison-testifies-against-hateful-racism/" target="_self"></a>During my Lenten journey this year, I will be looking t ...

The Tea Summit We All Should Attend
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The NAACP recently roared into the national spotlight when, during the organization's 101st Annual Convention, its delegates unanimously passed a <a href="http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/why-we-pa ...

Reconciliation and Homecoming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Homecoming is on my mind in this day and this hour. Homecoming is on my mind in this day and this hour. My family and I will leave the twin cities, our Bethel University, our Sanc ...

The Burden of Inclusion Should Rest Upon 'Insiders'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As I process the conversations I had recently at EVDC09 (a gathering of emerging church participants to discuss the future of Emergent Village), I realized that one of the topics that keeps surfaci ...