One of my favorite scriptural phrases comes from Philippians 2:12, where Paul counsels the saints to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” For me, Paul’s counsel provides one of […]
The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History is an attempt to tell the real story of Thanksgiving in a way that draws on the methods […]
Over 80 times the phrase “Fear Not” is used in the Bible. And it would not take a big stretch of the imagination to wonder why it figures so prominently. As a rule […]
Dear Mister Cruz, Mister Trump, Mister All Republican Governors (except Governor Herbert of Utah, he’s trying to do the right thing) who don’t want Syrian Refugees in their states, Mister One (so […]
Who is ISIS and how has the militant group grown to wield so much influence? We’ve rounded up some of the best reporting on the origins of ISIS, their role in the Syrian civil war and ties to terrorist attacks across the world.
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A recent post on the NPR subsidiary blog 13.7 Cosmos & Culture asks a complicated question about how or why one chooses religion over science or views the two as not mutually […]
The LDS Church is taking more criticism than usual this week, over the decision of its leaders to enact a policy prohibiting membership records, baby blessings, baptism, and ordination to the minor […]
As a low-carb dieter, I appreciate bacon. But I do not think it is that great. It is great with other things, whether it is with a BLT or part of a […]
I’m a person on the left and I’m gay and thanks to marriage equality, I’m married too. I’m also clergy. And so my defense should make various sides of these issues unhappy. […]
This video is filmed in the West Bank. I found it via Tom Morello’s Twitter feed. It features Tom on guitar. The imagery in the video is powerful. I think this is […]
Given the love most progressives have for Pope Francis, it’s odd for me to write a defense of his papacy. Especially as a gay man and as a mainline protestant minister. But […]