The way to a nation's heart

By Thomas R. Steagald
Exodus 12:1-14 Holidays are like every other day, only more so. People travel everyday; they just travel more for holidays. People have reunions every day, get together with… read more

The creeping appeal of eugenics

By Kira Schlesinger
It’s possible that our general political and cultural situation has me a bit on-edge and hyper-sensitive, but there have been a few articles over the last month that raised… read more

Environment, politics and faith

By Dave Barnhart
Picturing pollution In a photograph of Birmingham, Alabama, taken in 1972, the tops of the tallest buildings peek out above a yellow-brown haze. The official caption of the photo, … read more

The social solitude of preaching

By Talbot Davis
Preaching is an intensely solitary activity. Preaching is a thoroughly social exercise. Which is it? Solitary or social? Yes. My own process of preparation is wholly wrapped in… read more

When is it time to die? The Charlie Gard situation

By Christy Thomas
Charlie Gard’s parents have decided to give up the fight. I ache for them in every cell in my body. Charlie, as most know, was born unable to either see or hear, cannot move … read more

Weekly Preaching: August 6, 2017

By James C. Howell
Ordinary time... and yet two of the most un-ordinary, extra-ordinary texts in all of Scripture. First is Genesis 32:22-32. I’ll offer some comments, and offer… read more

Is the Bible fake news?

By Jake Owensby
“So what about the Noah story? Do you really believe that there was flood that covered the earth and that God crammed two of every species into a big boat?”*… read more

Weekly Preaching: July 23, 2017

By James C. Howell
My strategy this week will be to have Genesis 28:10-19a and Matthew 13:24-30 read. I will begin with Genesis, and ponder “Surely the Lord was in this place, and I… read more

Losing faith in American institutions

By Doug Paysour
While Americans have always viewed institutions and hierarchy with some level of distrust, in recent years that distrust appears to have reached an all-time high. According to an… read more

At odds with Jesus

By Thomas R. Steagald
Matthew 16:21-28 Familiarity breeds contempt, the old saying goes, but to my mind the greater and more dangerous occasion of familiarity is indifference. We come to a text and we … read more

Eugene Peterson reminds us: The Christian LGBT debate is far from over

By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
(RNS) — The evangelical world shook this week when the Rev. Eugene Peterson, a noted Christian pastor and writer, publicly supported same-sex marriage. In an interview with… read more

When the evangelical establishment comes after you

By David Gushee / Religion News Service
(RNS) — Eugene Peterson discovered painfully that the evangelical establishment will immediately seek to destroy anyone who breaks with their understanding of orthodoxy on… read more
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