Day: December 7, 2014

Religious Reality TV: voyeurism or interest?

Apparently Lifetime Television is airing a program focusing on a group of young women contemplating becoming nuns, titled “The Sisterhood, becoming Nuns.”  The show features young women who will visit a series of religious communities as they work out whether or not they are called to a religious vocation. Setting aside the question of whether […]

Is atheistic humanism sustainable?

Giles Fraser, in a column in the British paper, the Guardian, suggests there is a tension between atheism and humanism. Indeed, the fascinating question posed by Theos is whether an entirely atheistic form of humanism has the resources to sustain itself. If the foundational story of human origins is not that we are chosen by […]

The Magazine: Wherever two or three are gathered…

The Magazine: Wherever two or three are gathered…

Watch a video of Street Church Meet the members of Street Church . . .  Mike is one of the funniest people around. He’s lived on the streets for years, addicted to alcohol, and to making people laugh.  Sharon is mentally ill. Voices in her mind threaten and confuse her. She is on and off […]

Congress takes another crack at war memorial cross

KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Could one of the nation’s longest-running church-state conflicts be nearing a conclusion? (AP Photo/ Gregory Bull) As part of a bill setting defense policy, Congress would authorize the defense secretary to transfer a scenic parcel of federal land in the La Jolla section of San Diego, to a private […]

Speaking to the Soul: Responding to the Voice from the Wilderness

Speaking to the Soul: Responding to the Voice from the Wilderness

Isaiah 40:1-11 The Christmas season is fully upon us, coming at us from all directions, and yet many of us practice a kind of resistance—a time of watching, and waiting, a time of settling in that resists the pull of Christmas commerce just a bit, and recognizes that there is something beautiful and complex in […]