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Imperial Valley Ministries lured victims with the promise of food and shelter -- then stole their welfare benefits and refused to relinquish identification documents, authorities said.
"I'm like, 'Hey, yo, I think somebody made a mistake.'"
The Holy Bible famously documents the stories of individuals whose origins in no way point toward the legacy they are celebrated
Meeting 2: "I am so lucky to have found this church. My small group is one of the most life-giving bunches of people I've
Denominational leaders need to ask themselves one set of questions, and clergy need to consider a second set. The answers they provide will be telling, for the churches, clergy and denominational leaders. For denominational leaders, the questions are these.
Hey man - We have so much to learn from each other, and none of us have the full picture or the finished product. We need
Pastors cannot agree to meet the needs and whims of their congregation. We're not allowed to comply to their wishes, if their wishes require a superstar pastor who keeps the church upwardly mobile. This life, however, is not healthy for the pastor.
As a Baptist who believes passionately in congregational ordination, this breaks my heart. There is nothing more sacred than
A Future of Learning From Others: As an American, when I look around my country I see unsatisfied citizens, racism apparent
Theological education is in crisis. By itself, that's not new news. What's newsworthy is exciting new progress on the problems that's now coming up with solutions -- real, viable solutions. Tinkering with the old structures isn't enough anymore.
Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America's consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America's faithful.
In an era in which we have a polarized country with political parties that cannot agree on much, there are many societal problems that can be addressed and/or improved upon if we, as Americans, all commit to service on a regular basis.
PBS documentary, "Chaplains," explores the real work religious leaders do every day.
KW: That’s interesting because I think if you think of a Christian faith in the south, Episcopalian is not what you would
The Ten Commandments, given to Moses by God for the children of Israel to follow, are not primarily religious. Their concern is largely social, rooted in love, and all of them are relational in their thrust. Four Commandments address the human-divine relationship; six of them address human-to-human relationships.
Personally, as a Latin@ Catholic theologian who is una nieta de inmigrantes, I share your passion for justice for all migrants. I am particularly drawn to the attention you bring to cities in your theologizing, probably because I identify as hurban@́, Hispanic and urban, thanks in part to my New York roots and distinctive Bronx accent.