Rob Bell’s recent book “Love Wins” stirred up controversy when he questioned the existence of hell. Other books have popped up in response. No matter which side the writers are on, they are pretty much preaching to their own choir.
Day: August 12, 2011
After analyzing data from a large national survey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel found that people actually tend to become more religious – by some definitions, at least – as they further their education.
In Omaha, Nebraska, a synagogue, a mosque and an Episcopal Church are being built on land the three communities purchased together. The Tri-Faith Initiative is an experiment in intentional religious co-existence.
Are we all talking about the same party when we say we are followers of Jesus, the Christ? Is it possible even to have that conversation? Absent any agreed- on source of authority, we are left with Christians of different political stripes hurling accusations at each other, saying, “Well, these people are not real Christians.”
Andrew Brown heard the Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech to the House of Lords and says the “Church of England is demonstrating its value as a social body.”
John has a probing, analytical intellect, a gift for spotting the weaknesses in an argument, and he is a hell of a proofreader. He brought a clarity of thinking, a freshness of perspective, a breadth of interests and subtle wit to his work on The Lead, and we are going to miss him.
Whenever I read the story of Bartimaeus, something settles deep inside of me. This was the story that I first used when I was taught how to pray the scriptures using the ancient Benedictine method of Lectio Divina.