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Tackling a delicate issue, as it begins its yearlong celebration of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Germany’s main Protestant church has officially renounced its mission to convert Jews to Christianity.

In practice, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), made up of 20 regional Lutheran, Reformed, and United churches, mostly gave up efforts to convert Jews in the decades after the Holocaust, and closing that chapter should have been a formality.

Magaly Garcia 05-17-2016

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I keep finding myself repeating “it’s 2016” to my friends and family, on social media, and in my head. We read about all these things in history books that actually didn’t even happen that long ago like women “winning” the right to vote, schools being desegregated, or the first president of the United States having some melanin.

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, and the subsequent fallout here in New York, hits close to home for many of us New Yorkers. The ruling, which came down on June 2, allows for the city of New York to restrict religious groups from meeting in schools

Aaron Taylor 12-06-2010
In American evangelical circles, there's an idea that goes something like this: progressive taxation = socialism, and socialism = s
Aaron Taylor 04-21-2010
A few weeks ago I wrote a post on my blog entitled Will the Real Gospel Please Stand Up? In the post I
Ryan Beiler 04-19-2010

Last week, The Washington Post's On Faith site devoted their weekly Q&A to the debate over social justice which they titled, "Wallis vs.

Josh Stieber 04-19-2010

Recently, Wikileaks, an online whistleblower site, released a video which was dubbed "Collateral Murder." I write as a former member of the Infantry c

Multiple Authors 04-19-2010
We wanted to make sure that folks saw this letter that circulated in the Irish Times
Julie Clawson 03-02-2010

So I finally got around to reading Dan Brown's latest book, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385504225?ie=UTF8&tag=sojo_blog-20&lin...

Mimi Haddad 11-18-2009
Have you ever visited your local Christian bookstore as an exercise in gender studies?
Mimi Haddad 08-24-2009
Does it seem curious to you that when the issue of leadership in the church is discussed, gender is frequently cited as a primary element to consider?
We learned the story in Sunday school:
Becky Garrison 07-21-2009
Lost in the buzz over the U.S. Episcopal Church's decision to bless same sex unions was a missional moment.
Mimi Haddad 07-13-2009

As you may know, the question of whether women can serve as deacons has been recently debated among many evangelicals. Since scripture makes clear that Phoebe served as a deacon in the church in Cenchrea, there is an abundance of historical and archeological evidence that women deacons were upheld by the apostles. Both Clement of Alexandria and John Chrysostom recognize Phoebe was a deacon.

Mimi Haddad 05-11-2009
I enjoy addressing the contributions of women in history at Christian colleges or universities.
Mimi Haddad 05-04-2009
Many of you have attended a class at church designed to help you discern your spiritual gifts.
Mimi Haddad 04-13-2009
As we celebrate Easter and Christ's empty tomb, we recognize that Calvary changes everything!
Mimi Haddad 02-24-2009

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Mimi Haddad 02-16-2009
Look at these astonishing verses from Romans 16.

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