biblical

Mimi Haddad 5-29-2009
I heard a preacher once say, "Don't let facts blind you to the truth." What did he mean? Facts, misunderstood or taken out of context, can take us further away from, rather than closer to, truth.
Jarrod McKenna 5-29-2009
"The Bible knows nothing about peace without justice," said that great prophet of joyful restorative justice, Desmond Tutu, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Aaron Taylor 5-22-2009
Despite the repeated attempts of former President George W.
Mimi Haddad 5-18-2009
As friends and I met for dinner to enjoy pictures of mutual friends' wedding, their four-year old joined in the fun.
Marilyn McEntyre 5-15-2009
A student once asked me whether in my opinion Mark Twain actually said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
Aaron Taylor 5-14-2009
A few weeks ago, I read Brian McLaren's post on this blog that caused some intense soul-searching.
Jarrod McKenna 5-13-2009

"Jesus Killed Mohammed" was written in Arabic in large red letters on the side of a U.S. Army Special Forces vehicle, armed to kill and rolling through a town in Iraq. It sounds like a bad Mad-Maxesque Hollywood adaption of the Crusades set in our contemporary context. The scene gets more chilling and horrific:

Troy Jackson 5-05-2009

Last week my son and I spent three days in Washington, D.C., as part of the Mobilization to End Poverty. We heard challenging speakers.

Mimi Haddad 5-04-2009
Many of you have attended a class at church designed to help you discern your spiritual gifts.
Jarrod McKenna 5-01-2009
I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said:

Mimi Haddad 4-24-2009
Do you find yourself reluctant to attend women's retreats because they tend to focus on things like fashion, women's emotions, crafts, and new forms of stomach exercises?
Jim Wallis 4-23-2009
Sunday evening the Mobilization to End Poverty will begin.
Brian McLaren 4-16-2009

I've written a lot on Palestine and Gaza in recent years. Any of us who travel (or read) know that peace in the world can't be separated from peace in Israel -- peace for Jews, and peace for Muslim and Christian Palestinians.

Eugene Cho 4-10-2009
There are numerous significant theological and biblical meanings behind the Last Supper (Passover Seder) and while the pursuit
Cathleen Falsani 4-09-2009

Walking in botanical gardens one recent, perfect, early spring day, a quick burst of movement in the thicket of a yellow Carolina jasmine hedge caught my eye.

Mimi Haddad 4-02-2009
Many of us were raised in churches that taught that women should be silent in the church because of the teachings of Paul in 1 Corinthians 14:34.
Aaron Taylor 3-27-2009
As I write this post, I'm sitting in a hotel room in Eugene, Oregon waiting for the Society for Pentecostal Studies conference to start. It's nice to have a day to myself.
Jim Wallis 3-26-2009

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.

Brian McLaren 3-26-2009

Some might say that this is the worst possible time to have a Mobilization to End Poverty.

Julie Clawson 3-09-2009
Shortly after I took a position as Children's Ministry Director at a small Baptist church, I sat down with the kids under my care and asked them what questions they would like to ask God.

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