Kingdom of God

Efrem Smith 10-12-2009
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often of something he called the beloved community. This was the title given to describe a reality in which freedom, love, justice, and reconciliation would reign.
Jim Wallis 09-03-2009
I have never really trusted those who are intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. It makes me suspect they are likely hiding their own.
Julie Clawson 09-03-2009
Recently, while traveling through Michigan, I attended Mars Hill for church one Sunday.
We learned the story in Sunday school:
Brian McLaren 07-20-2009
My friend Bob Carlton sent me this link to a Guardian piece by Madeleine Bunting, "
Many of us understand God the Father through our relationship with our own fathers.
Cesar Baldelomar 05-28-2009
Angels and Demons, the movie inspired by Dan Brown's novel by the same title, has raked in nearly $190 million worldwide (with approximately $90 million in the U.S.) in only its second wee
Efrem Smith 04-14-2009
In this sermon, Pastor Efrem discusses the focus in April on Martin Luther King's death and the Easter Season, and proclaims that there is no separation between proclaiming the gospel and advancing
Efrem Smith 02-18-2009
In this clip, with Acts 2:36ff as his text, Pastor Efrem describes the church as the expression of the invitation to the party of God's kingdom -- and questions why so few are saying yes.
Lauren Maxwell 01-30-2009
When I think of Immokalee, my mind remembers a place where reconciliation has come alive.
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.
Ryan Beiler 01-16-2009
This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim
Efrem Smith 01-15-2009
It was hard to narrow this sermon down to a short clip -- it makes so many good points!
Diana Butler Bass 12-17-2008

A set of double doors marked "17" on my Advent calendar opened to a charming image of a minister surrounded by children.

My first thought was of one of the most famous passages in the New Testament:

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.

Jim Wallis 10-31-2008
Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it.
Rich Nathan 10-20-2008
About 20 years ago, Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon wrote a book provocatively titled Resident Aliens.
Jim Wallis 10-15-2008

In case you missed it ... The conversations that ensue from any post I write vary widely in their civility and productivity. "A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis" certainly stood out.

EricHS put it like this...

Lisa Sharon Harper 10-14-2008
Recently, I watched an ongoing New York Times online report by Jennifer Steinhauer and Ben Werschkul called