What is the Holy Spirit up to these days? How should we pray in order to align our actions to the purposes of God who moves among us as Spirit? The Spirit is usually to be found where conflict is burning, for that provides an opportunity to move toward a new level of understanding and discourse.
It is a grace to receive from the global community, especially as the Christian footprint is re-centering toward the global South and East. Those of us in the West and North should be in a listening posture.
Many have dismissed inclusive language as “politically correct.” I believe it runs much deeper. It is an attempt to speak justly about humans, and it strives to offer a vision of God beyond gender
Mercy, justice and humility are the marks of authentic Christianity. I see none of these in the principles of faith by which our president operates. The only thing worse than the failure or refusal of people of faith to see this reality is to remain silent.
The Gospels’ accounts of Jesus’ final days share a remarkable continuity. But the unique features of each Gospel also give us much to consider during Holy Week.
The Rule of St. Benedict urges us during the season of Lent “to wash away . . .the negligences of other times.” I have been pondering the areas I neglect as routinized behavior scurries past attentiveness and contemplation.
To love and to care for others – indeed, to be fully alive – entails suffering in all its forms. Lent is an opportunity to enter afresh into the paschal mystery.
“Battle for the Minds” is not only a historical record of a tumultuous time at a leading Baptist seminary, but also serves as a cautionary tale about the ongoing misogyny within the Southern Baptist ecclesial tradition.
Members of my (white) generation continue to recognize the pernicious stain of racism in our politics, economics and community relations. It seems we cannot ever fully repent as we learn how systemic racism is and how it has shaped the Christian imagination.