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A Shard of Hope: HBO’s 'The Leftovers' on Grief
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

Tom Perotta, who authored the play on which the show is based, purposely included allusions to 9/11. Rather than a theological treatise on the Rapture, it is a beautiful case study in grief and the excruciatin ...

Why I Stay in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian Doyle A testament of irrational fath and quiet, gracious miracles. A QUESTION ASKED of me 100 times in ...

Chiaroscuro
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Samuel Harrison Through the slippery spirit's incomprehensible means / A perfect surrender. The back-lit ...

Exporting Democracy...
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. ...although maybe we should have kept a little for ourselves. FOR MORE THAN two centuries, the ...

'Don't Be Left Behind Now'
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 8:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Sara J. Wolcott I got on a bus to help someone else's justice movement—and discovered it was my own. O ...

Be a Light
Originally Posted: 01/20/2014 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

Don’t wait for someone else to bring the light. Be the light. Light is important to us. Those of us who live in the Midwest are reminded of how much we need it during this time of ...

Hell and the Love of God
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 11:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Christian Piatt Where do our ideas about hell come from? I GREW UP IN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, memorizing scriptur ...

Hope and Despair
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

As we patiently anticipate the light of Christ entering anew this Advent season, we must cling steadfastly to the hope we profess. For our help comes from the Lord, who ensures that hope ultimately triumphs ov ...

'Forward Together, Not One Step Back!'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove A grassroots resistance movement emerges in North Carolina. THOSE WHO BELIEVE in fr ...

Illuminated
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mass in Las Choapas, Mexico On my knees I beg forgiveness for my greed— and for starving m ...

Relearning to Read
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jung Pyo Hong Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture. Westminster John Knox DREAMS CA ...

When You Are a Child
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Sandra M. Tully You wait a long time for Christmas morning drifting asleep even as the ebony slate of sky shatters in clarion silence Glory, Hallelujah! and shepherds in th ...

Epiphany: A Light to the World
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 8:00pm | Type: Blog

From the heavenly star to the radiant robes of transfiguration, Epiphany is about revelation, the kind of sudden brightness that lights up the landscape of a mind or a community or a whole social order. The li ...

Halloween and Jesus: A Reconciliation in the Dark
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 7:06am | Type: Blog

Two years ago, my then 10-year-old son celebrated his first Halloween. He'd arrived in the United States from Africa just a few months before, and as far as we could discern no such Oct. 31 holiday exists ...