Thinking of ditching the term “evangelical” to identify yourself as Christian? Get in line. Clergy, scholars, congregational coaches and innumerable laypeople are expressing increasing anger and disgust that the once respected term no longer describes their commitment to Christ and church.
Marginalized are harder to see ― and help ― in tourist towns, ministers say
As just about anyone who works regularly among at-risk populations knows, the disenfranchised are swept under the social rug regardless of what city they are in. But poverty, hunger and other ills can be harder to spot in recreational get-aways.
The need for compassionate correctness
In the aftermath of the presidential election, the “N” word (a vicious reference to African-American human beings) is making a public comeback. In a Nov. 14 essay, the online journal, Fusion, documented multiple N-word postings, many related to schools, including…
Open to all: A pastor and parent’s pride about Denver PrideFest 2016
When I think about my own son or daughter feeling fear and exclusion like the men I talked to last weekend and like many more who have been made to feel worthless and valueless by churches, it breaks my heart.
The Democrats sang a decades-old hymn of protest during their sit-in
When House Speaker Paul Ryan interrupted Democrats’ sit-in over gun control late Wednesday night, the protestors reportedly responded with a song — the famous civil rights anthem, “We Shall Overcome.”
In Orlando killer’s hometown, religious leaders and LGBT people choose to build bridges
Members of four major religions — Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus — joined with the LGBT community for an interfaith gathering to share a message of love and compassion in response to the shooting.
Honest to God
How can we talk about orthodoxy or orthopraxy when best and brightest pastors have too much integrity to lie to get the approval they need to serve?
9 times Bono was spot on about what it’s like to search for God
The U2 frontman expresses the kind of faith that is filled with both skepticism and a deep yearning for answers.
When Christians fear the wrong things.
There are a lot of things I fear. Like windows without blinds (seriously) and heights. And there are a lot of things I do not fear.