Steve Thorngate 8-01-2008
Book review: From Stone to Living Word: Letting the Bible Live Again, by Debbie Blue.
Laurel A. Dykstra 8-01-2008
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A.

Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of ways.

Amy Sullivan 3-01-2008

How the Democratic Party lost its faith in faith.

Jim Wallis 2-01-2008
Evangelicals are leaving the Religious Right in droves.
Jim Wallis 2-01-2008

Can a 21st-century faith revival change politics?

Rose Marie Berger 1-01-2008
Mary and Elizabeth teach hope in bitter times.

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Cheryl J. Sanders 7-01-1987

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Marie Wiebe 7-01-1987

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Roberta Hestenes 7-01-1987

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Laura Griffin 7-01-1987

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Joyce Hollyday 7-01-1987

I will never forget the conversation a dozen years ago in the plush office of my Methodist conference's district superintendent.

An Interview with Joan Chittister

Johnette Putnam 7-01-1987

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Maria Riley 7-01-1987

Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.

Vicki Kemper 7-01-1986

It is the first Sunday after Easter, and Rev. John Fife is preaching to children. "Sometimes, to be a disciple of Jesus means to go places you would rather not go," Fife says, accentuating Jesus' words to Peter.

A few minutes later, Fife is preaching a slightly harder message to a somewhat older group: "The risen Christ is to be found in the persecuted and the suffering who live in the faith and die in the faith....To experience the risen Christ, you must stand with the persecuted who live and die in the faith....That's not us, folks," he interjects. "Don't be fooled by what's going on in a federal courtroom."

It was a regular Sunday morning service at Tucson's Southside Presbyterian Church, the congregation John Fife has pastored for 17 years. But less than four weeks later, the hearing and preaching of the Word on that Eastertide Sunday had taken on a new and far more personal application.

Because a federal jury had found John Fife and seven other sanctuary workers guilty for standing with the persecuted of Central America, Southside's pastor faced the prospect of being led to prison, where he would rather not go.

The jury's verdict, and its serious implications for Fife, marked an important juncture in the journey Southside has been on in the four years since all but two members of the congregation voted to make Southside the first sanctuary church in the United States. The worst-case scenarios the congregation had prepared for had become realities, but members of Southside did not despair. The night after the jury rendered its shocking verdict, the congregation had a special service—and a party. For with the guilty verdict, and all the spiritual trials it would mean, came a promise: a fuller knowledge of the risen Christ.

Jim Wallis 6-01-1986

Children embody much of our hope for the future.