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Trump's not authentic, He's a false prophet
Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of New ...
To fulfill this responsibility, we need to revisit our understanding of what it means to live an authentic life, and our
Of 'Hamilton' and Humanity: A Love Letter
Pastor. Writer. Activist.
However one perceives 'Hamilton', it has done the one thing that any art seeks to do.
Global Evangelicals Embrace Climate Action
Aaron Daniel Taylor
Author, Filmmaker, Activist
While it's unclear whether the framework negotiated by world leaders this week will allow us to avoid the worst effects of climate change, the fact that evangelical leaders are demonstrating their concern for how climate change impacts the poor is very good news.
Do Political Preachers Have Ugly Feet?
Pastor and writer, living in Shanghai
Since campaigning for the White House has been underway for several months, I'm starting to look at feet.
Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad Followed "The Golden Rule"
Dr. Craig Considine
Christianity and Islam are often painted as mortal enemies that will be forever fighting in a war for religious supremacy. Christians and Muslims would be wise to remember that Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are kindred spirits.
Respectability Is NOT Faithfulness
PCUSA Minister, American Expat, Mom, Home-Maker
Though some think of prophets as those who foresee the future, more often than not biblical prophets are speaking into the present day, and critiquing the powers that be.
Why We Know So Little About Moses and Jesus
College Professor (Emeritus, City University of N.Y),psycholog...
The dearth of information about the formative influences on towering biblical figures such as Moses and Jesus has invited some skeptics to question whether they actually existed.
Considering the 12 Sides of Jesus #MyJesusProject
Author of "Leaving A-Holiness Behind," Host of Homebrewed Cult...
Not surprising, this whole endeavor to understand what it really means to follow Jesus in today's world is proving to be nothing short of overwhelming.
The United States of Emergency
In declaring a state of emergency in Missouri before any actual announcement by the Ferguson grand jury, Gov. Jay Nixon is shedding a valuable light on what happens when a culture of fearful white supremacy can't tolerate dissent, disorder, or difference.
God in Big History (VIDEOS): Factual Faith, Sacred Realism
Rev. Michael Dowd
Big history/pro-future evangelist, religious naturalist, sacre...
Big History is humanity's first and only creation story derived from global collective learning. While secular, it nevertheless reveals a way of thinking and speaking about God that is undeniably and inescapably real.
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Bill Maher's Fundamentalism
Rev. Chris Glaser
Author, 'As My Own Soul: The Blessing of Same-Gender Marriage'
Though Bill Maher thinks he is dissing all religion and spirituality, he actually attacks what I would call grade school religion. He even hinted at some respect for the new pope, whom I would describe as representing graduate school religion and above.
Religion Does Not Contain God
Rea Nolan Martin
Award-winning author of visionary and literary fiction, essays...
Sometimes I think we've got it backwards. We think religion -- yours, mine, and ours -- contains God, when in fact it's the reverse. God is infinitely larger than any religion could ever be, no matter how global, dogmatic or grandiose.
Billy Graham's Warning to JFK
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.
Author, "The Will of a Man & The Way of a Woman" (Barbour Books)
Sometime toward the end of the second week in November , I unaccountably felt such a burden about the presidential
Where Do I Want to Be When Justice Rolls Down?
Author, Editor, Speaker, Activist
For God, justice doesn't mean simple fairness, flattening everything out so it's the same. Justice means seeking for everyone what they need to flourish.
Raise the Minimum Wage
William H. Lamar IV
Pastor, Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hy...
People who work deserve a living wage. We must reverse the growing chasm of inequality that exists between the rich and the poor in our state and our country.
The Ballad of John and ... John
Bert is an author, teacher, and minister living in Starkville,...
Yes, we hear a lot about two Johns every time December rolls around: Strange and hairy, screaming as loud as they can that we've really messed up the world, and we all better get our act straight before it's too late.
The Loneliness of the Truth Teller
Daniel C. Maguire
Professor of Moral Theological Ethics, Marquette University
One has to wonder how the biblical prophets would deal with things like our military budget and our American health care "system" -- and our refusal to face the truth about either one of them.
The Honorable Lord Krishna: A Prophet Of Allah
Author, Human Rights Lawyer, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Universi...
Prophet Lord Krishna was a noble, righteous, beloved one of God. Far from theological division, he is a source of unity and accord between Hindus and Muslims.
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a: Perilous Power
Eric D. Barreto
Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton T...
Some of the stories found herein will shock your senses. They will test your faith. They will stretch you. They can hurt you and hurt others. Therefore, handle these texts with care and caution.
An Ecology of Love
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwe...
Compared to Stoicism, this is a high-risk strategy. It makes you vulnerable to betrayal, misunderstanding, ridicule and abuse. But civilizations that live by taking the risk of love never grow old, while those that play it safe always do.
The Day Clare Divorced Her Family in Order to Follow God
Jon M. Sweeney
Author of Inventing Hell, The Pope Who Quit, The Enthusiast
Eight hundred years ago, 18-year-old Chiara Favorone, whom we now know as Clare of Assisi, went to church in the morning with her family. It was a Sunday, but not just any Sunday.
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz
Attorney, Political Analyst, and Muslim Chaplain
Jesus belongs to all Muslims because of what the struggle with his people represents; it resembles that of many Muslims today.
The Prophets Among Us
Emerson Senior Lecturer, Harvard Divinity School
The similarities between radical activism and religion help explain why religious institutions and ideas have made vital contributions to every movement for social change in the United States.
God's Progressive Prophets
Political analyst & digital producer
There is no escaping the conclusion that religious figures like Moses, Jesus and Muhammad were in fact liberal progressives, courageously fighting against major societal injustices that were largely driven by religious fanaticism.
What Does 'God' Mean?
Unitarian Universalist minister and writer
When I use the word God, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. And yet, paradoxically, I've staked everything there -- with this Mystery that I cannot comprehend with my finite mind.
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