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Spiritual But Still a Bit Religious: The U2 Church
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

U2’s ‘thin ecclesiology’ appeals to me because it models the seasons of doubt and faith in an honest medium rooted in the authentic presence of Jesus.  If you’ve been reading  ...

To Serve, We Must First Nourish Our Own Souls
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

When you truly experience the love of God, there is nothing you won’t do for God. However, we often push ourselves beyond measure and forget to allow God to nurture and nourish our own souls. ...

I Hope We Never Become a 'Christian Nation' Again
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 12:33pm | Type: Blog

Many Christians today use the term “post-Christian” to describe the United States in conjunction with their assumptions that our nation is falling deeper and deeper into a moral decline, but this word presuppo ...

AUDIO: Keeping the Faith?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 12:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors "Not all who wander are lost."—J.R.R. Tolkien Many people of faith experience periods o ...

Christianity for Non-Christians
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 5:54am | Type: Blog

There are lots of biases and assumptions about Christians out there, many of which are founded in real-life experience. ... But sometimes, if we’re being honest, they’re just wrong. And stupid. ...

Waiting on God
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda Kaufman A story about falling in love with Jesus all over again. WHEN I FIRST started attending the Chu ...

With Piercing Wit and Deep Affection
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Suprising Places, Even the Church. Jericho Books ...

What Jesus Didn't Say
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 6:30am | Type: Blog

Rather than telling people caught in desperate sin how far their sin has removed them from God, why not invite them to come to worship? Think of how much difference there is between saying “Stop being such a s ...

I Am Christian Because I Am #SBNR
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

The only reason that I am Christian is because I am spiritual-but-not-religious. The only reason that I am Christian is because I am spiritual-but-not-religious. Right. That� ...

Canada Cuts All Non-Christian Prison Chaplains
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. TORONTO — The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Chr ...

Bread From Heaven
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle B THE MOTTO OF RADICAL FAITH always is “now—or ne ...

Religion v. Spirituality, Right v. Left
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Are conservatives more religious and liberals more spiritual? Matthew Hutson asks an interesting question in an article for The Huffington Post - Are Conservatives Mor ...

The Graduation Speech I Wish I Could Give
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

Choose carefully those with whom you surround yourself. Pay attention to that which you pursue with all your heart, all your soul and all your might -- and to what compromises you are willing to make in that p ...

U2's Joshua Tree: 25 Years In God's Country
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

On March 9, 1987, U2 released The Joshua Tree, its fifth studio album and one that would catapult the Irish rock quartet from popularity to international superstardom. Its spiritual and socio-political heft ha ...

God, PBS and Paul Simon, The "God Chronicler By Accident"
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 8:10pm | Type: Blog

Kim Lawton of PBS's "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" interviews Paul Simon about God, his music, and the spiritual questions he's asked, and continues to ask, after all these years. ...

Is The American Dream God's Dream?
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living below the poverty line (that is $22,000 for a household of four) and half of them are working full time jobs. Edit ...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

My son Jack was born just days before the war in Iraq began. So, for these last eight and a half years, it's been very easy for me to remember how long this horrible conflict has been going on. ...

Moving South: Day Three at the Global Christian Forum in Indonesia
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Secretary of the Reforme ...

The Spiritual Side of #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

USA Today's religion reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman has a great post this morning looking at coverage of the spiritual import of the #OccupyWallStreet protests from the perspective of several religi ...