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Mimi Haddad 07-20-2009

In last week's post, I argued that because the apostle Paul commended the work of Phoebe-a deacon (Romans 16:1-2)-the tradition of female deacons continued throughout the early centuries, as noted both by the archaeological evidence and also in Christian literature preserved from this period.

Joel Allen 07-17-2009
In the fall of 1997, I began a graduate program in Bible at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was taken before the authorities and subjected to abuse and beatings. No one arose to defend his case with the integrity it deserved.
Aaron Taylor 07-13-2009

Mauritania is a land of striking beauty, with sand dunes lined against the sky, Bedouins riding camels in the countryside, and flying beetles that look like they come straight from the abyss of the Apocalypse. Mauritania is also a land of extremes-extreme beauty, extreme hospitality, and lately, extreme religion.

Nadia Bolz-Weber 07-01-2009

Last Sunday I got a call at 11 a.m. It was Rachel Pater calling from her home town church (denomination to remain unnamed). It took several minutes before she could form a proper sentence through her sobs. Finally in a shaky voice, this came out: "I'm at my parent's church ... they are doing communion ...

Jim Wallis 06-25-2009
I just returned to the United States from a clergy conference I was invited to address by Rev. James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.
Shane Claiborne 06-23-2009
It's wild how easily we get sidetracked from Holy days by holidays, and how quickly we can smother our central identity in Christ with other identities such as our national identity.
Brian McLaren 06-22-2009

There is the Islam of the dictators and their religious allies, used to keep people in their place, used to justify their own power, used to shame and threaten those who question their authority. And there is the Islam of the protestors, calling out to God in hopes of liberation. Whose prayers are heard? Which group has a more true vision of God?

I am heartened by a new analysis of data from a 2006 Pew Research Center poll, which indicates that people who go to c
Brian McLaren 06-18-2009

It's daunting for me to even begin writing about Fathers' Day ...

Timothy King 06-18-2009
I have never met you but I have to thank you. You are half a world a way but I'm watching you on TV, reading blogs, looking at pictures and following your Twitter updates.
Many problems in our society will be solved when young men are willing to become good fathers. Of course, they can do this only if they have an example to follow.
Brian McLaren 06-17-2009
Jim Wallis is one of the most talented interviewees I've ever known. He knows how to get substance, not just spin, into a sound byte, and he has an amazing ability to think on his feet.
George Mitrovich 06-16-2009
On the day my father died I was 1,200 miles away.

the Web Editors 06-11-2009
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Aaron Taylor 06-10-2009
The world stood at attention as President Obama gave a historic speech to the Muslim world. In mainstream U.S.
Mimi Haddad 06-09-2009
"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)

Jeannie Choi 06-08-2009
About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev.
Chuck Warnock 06-05-2009
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Seth Naicker 06-02-2009
Homecoming is on my mind in this day and this hour.

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