New Study: "Why young people are leaving the...
Six reasons young people are walking away from the church… Reason #1 – Churches seem overprotective. Reason #2 – Teens’ and twentysomethings’ experience of Christianity is shallow. Reason #3 – Churches come across as antagonistic to science. Reason #4 – Young Christians’ church experiences related to sexuality are often simplistic, judgmental. Reason #5 – They wrestle with the exclusive...
A Prayer for Troy Davis
O Divine Spirit in Creation, life force and power binding all that lives and moves and has being, we thirst for your living water. Through their constant refreshment, we seek your justice and the peace it brings. Bring justice for Troy Davis. May your living waters flow with peace, righteousness and forgiveness for all involved with the life of Davis. We give thanks, O God, that you have...
Great Article Here Growing up in Patriarchy “You also have to remember the sense of purpose that accompanies the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. We were raised to fight the enemy, be that Satan or the environmentalists, socialists, and feminists, to come against them in spiritual warfare and at the polls…..One last point to make is that evangelicals believe...
My SlutWalk speech! It’s not perfect, but I was so happy to try and make it happen!
Is God a Christian? Simple answer: Jesus was a Jew.
The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.– Chris Hedges
This is how life works: it’s new every day. Just keep starting. (hint: this has huge implications for those annoying/dirty/violent little habits we all have)
I am not an atheist. There is no rational proof that I can point to, instead I am simply captivated by the idea of God. I think it would be more interesting to speak of a Christian faith which is irrational at the heart, and gains a legitimate seat at the table of human activity by the witness of the loving acts of its practitioners. - Michael Toy
Today is the first day of the rest of your life
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the...– Jesus
brandtrusso: War on Terror Fact: At least 919,967 people have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq the U.S. and coalition attacks, based on lowest credible estimates. That’s at least two 9/11’s every month since September 11th, 2001. Lord, please have mercy on all who claim to know you, love you and love like you and yet find ways to support this terror. I beg of you, Prince of Peace, please...
I must say, I can’t take you seriously if you think the world was created in 6 days.
”Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the vote they did not redefine voting. When African-Americans got the right to sit at a lunch counter alongside white people, they did not redefine eating out. They were simply invited to the table… We have no desire to change marriage. We want to be entitled to not only the same privileges, but the...
St. Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks Compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, Yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours...
The Bible is the work of religious poets, who give the Spirit of human religious experience a local habitation and a name. While we are indebted to them for this heightened feature, there are drawbacks too. Such images diminish the Mystery, sometimes almost domesticate it, stress some of its aspects much more than others, and run the risk, especially with the stories that cluster around them, of...
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8‑9
Lately when I’ve been reading the Jesus story, I read “Samaritan” as “Muslim.” I’m not sure where I’m at with the whole idea but it sure makes things interesting.
Kara Root I need the Resurrection because my sister is sick and can’t afford insurance, because I’ve told a weeping Haitian mom, “No, I can’t take your son home with me.” because I’ve been rushed off a Jerusalem street so a robot could blow up a bag that could’ve blown up us. because I’ve exploded in rage and watched their tiny faces cloud with hurt....
War, as long as you view it through the distorted lens of the corporate media,...– Chris Hedges
the government stopped a gabillion dollar merger... →