Mimi Haddad 02-02-2009
Do you find it curious that some Christians seem entirely focused on gender differences? Have you also noticed that this is rarely the posture of scripture?
Shane Claiborne 01-29-2009

It seems that much of our conversation as a Church is in a perpetual cycle of reaction. We are tempted to exaggerate the neglected truth, and end up making incomplete disciples, either social justice disciples without Jesus or Jesus disciples without social justice. Then there are those special moments where Jesus and Justice kiss.

Nadia Bolz-Weber 01-27-2009
It's happened twice in as many months: God showing up in an older woman. A stranger offering me her blessing. Not offering it so much as insisting on it, now that I think about it.
J. Daryl Byler 01-27-2009
I began a fast for peace when Israeli troops entered the Gaza Strip. Last week, I ended the fast, as fighting has stopped and most if not all the troops have left Gaza.
Mimi Haddad 01-07-2009
When we think of megachurches, very often we imagine large evangelical congregations-numbering in the thousands, located in the United States.
Mimi Haddad 12-17-2008
How many times have you heard the oft-repeated claim that Christians who advance the shared authority and leadership of men and women in the church and home ignore the authority of scripture?
Diana Butler Bass 12-12-2008

Following on the theme of the last two windows, Dec. 12 on the Advent calendar opened to a picture of an ox with a book-the symbol of the gospel of Luke.

Diana Butler Bass 12-11-2008

Not surprisingly, when I opened the eleventh window, it revealed a picture of a lion holding a book-the ancient Christian symbol for Mark the evangelist.

Diana Butler Bass 12-10-2008

As I opened window 10, I had to squint to see a small angelic figure holding a book-the traditional Christian symbol for Matthew, the gospel writer. Although Christmas conjures images of angels, the Matthew sign isn't an angel. His symbol is a human being with wings.

Nadia Bolz-Weber 12-03-2008

"The cheese is gone, someone came in and stole the cheese."

Matt Hildreth 12-02-2008

As we reflect on the history, meaning, and mythologies surrounding the season of Thanksgiving, indigenous theologians Richard Twiss, Raymond Aldred, and Terry LeBlanc offer their perspectives on the interaction between Christian faith and Native American identity, and how religions, culture, and the Gospel interact.

Mimi Haddad 11-25-2008
Do you wonder why the words and deeds of Christ are not given more attention in the current gender debate?
Rachel Anderson 11-25-2008

When you are giving thanks this week, why not give thanks for money? Sound crass? It shouldn't be, because that's what could empower a household economy based on gratitude rather than one driven by greed or guilt.

Mimi Haddad 11-19-2008
Do you often find comfort and insight, even direction for your life, through a careful study of scripture? Do you believe that God's truth is found in the pages of the Bible?
Jim Wallis 10-29-2008
James Dobson, you owe America an apology.
Ryan Beiler 10-28-2008

A short thought to follow up on Valerie Elverton-Dixon's tribute to Gayle Williams, the aid worker gunned down by Taliban militants last week. As Valerie noted:

She worked for an organization called SERVE Afghanistan -

Jim Wallis 06-01-2008
These young evangelicals refuse to reduce the gospel to a "fire-insurance" salvation pitch.
Joel Hunter 08-01-2007

Highly suspicious. That's what I was.

I was invited to a meeting whose participants were considering proposing something along the line of "Green Gospels." After all, I am an evangelical, and being involved in anything that has to do with treating the scriptures with a particular perspective carries with it the danger of perverting the original intent.