The mystery of ordination

Molly T. Marshall

The sacrament of blessing entailed in being “set apart” transforms identity within the Body of Christ.

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Creation, sexual orientation, and God’s will: The LGBT issue, part 13

David Gushee

Three proposals for thinking about creation, sexual orientation and God’s will.

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‘He Tells Me I Am His Own?’ Maybe …

Bill Leonard

As numbers of persons distance themselves from the nurture and evangelical witness of the church, now what?

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Life by the clock or life by the compass?

Bill Wilson

Do you actually believe you can build the kingdom, and do it by the end of the month?

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God made them male and female: The LGBT issue, part 12

David Gushee

We turn to the most important texts for the LGBT issue — Genesis 1-2, Matthew 19, Romans 1 — and the most significant theological issue: God’s design for sexuality in creation.

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The new apostasy: Staying put

John Chandler

To be apostate in North America today means to remain unmoving and static.

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Figuring out a life of prayer

Amy Butler

The latest turn in the journey reveals something significant.

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Two odd little words: the LGBT issue, part 11 (Revised)

David Gushee

A rewriting of the substance of Tuesday's column on the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, with gratitude to readers for helpful feedback.

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Here’s to God!

Brett Younger

Our new congregation had Heineken in the serving line and two bottles of wine at every table.

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Fearing the ‘other’

Molly T. Marshall

Perfect love casts out fear, if we have the courage to forgive rather than retaliate.

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Debtors!

Bill Leonard

Love may be easy; it’s the neighbors who are difficult

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Leviticus, abomination and Jesus: The LGBT issue, part 10

David Gushee

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

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The worst of times … really?

Bill Wilson

Despite the handwringing, there are plenty of encouraging signs for church life in the 21st century.

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The end of church membership?

John Chandler

Rather than something to be lamented, it may be cause for hope.

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Welcoming the stranger

Amy Butler

But what happens when we’re the stranger?

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