The Gospel

Religion
"Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we
Religion
This election may not yield the gentle outcome and humane transition I hope for, though I will continue to work for that. Either way we can be sure Christ will not return in a tank carrying an automatic weapon. We are in a sea change.
Religion
Salvation was always such an important part of my upbringing. We were constantly begged, pushed, prodded and manipulated to go down the aisle. If I got saved once, I got saved a hundred times.
Religion
Salvation does not merely mean going to heaven after our physical death. Salvation in Jesus means recovering wholeness right now in new resurrected life. It means through the spirit becoming everything that Jesus is in relationships dedicated to humility, reconciliation and love.
Religion
When Jesus said "Blessed are the poor (or poor of heart)" he was not praising poverty as such. Quite the contrary: he was warning us that the kingdom of God (or of heaven on earth) would never be realized, much less possessed, by the avaricious or the greedy.
Religion
There are two parables in the gospel of Luke that seem to be about praying for the same thing, examples of people importuning God until he finally gives up and just does what they ask.
Religion
The Vatican has allegedly issued an official request to examine a 1,500-year-old Bible that has been held in Turkey for the
Religion
A doorkeeper must love both the inside and the outside of his or her group, and know how to move between these two loves.
Religion
To "prove" that only Christians can get into heaven, Christians most commonly rely on John 14:6: "No one comes to the Father except through me." But is that what those words really mean?
Politics
2010-04-05-MLK.jpg When Martin Luther King was gunned down on April 4, 1968 many believe those shots were a direct result of his famed Riverside Church speech "Beyond Vietnam" given exactly one year prior.