According to their own testimony, God has called Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum to run for President. God has even, reportedly, called Mike Huckabee to keep his cushy media job and not to run. There is no shortage of coverage of these divine vocations. Much of the writing on the subject [...]
Last week, human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni was murdered in Gaza. Found strangled in an abandoned home, Vittorio was an outspoken humanitarian and peacemaker since arriving in Gaza in 2009 on a flotilla carrying food and medical supplies. Aside from working alongside other non-violent direct action (NVDA) folks, Vittorio also accompanied fishermen on their boats as [...]
This post (the first of two) reflects on the fears and hopes that mark new beginnings. What is there to fear for a Christian on Easter morning? What is there to fear for a parent of a newborn child? What is there to fear for a student beginning a dissertation? What is the relationship – or the difference – between fear and hope?
In light of several high profile cases of gay related bullying, this essay may disgruntle — at least a little — almost everyone who reads it.
This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post Religion. In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4, musician Jack White (of the White Stripes and other bands) reflected on his “calling.” “I was thinking at 14 that possibly I might have had the calling to be a priest,” said White. “Blues singers sort of have the same [...]
If all truth is God’s truth, we must be free to explore it.
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but in the past few years we have witnessed the dissolution of the missional integrity of the various previously specialized television networks. The military term is “mission creep,” where the vision or goal of an enterprise is gradually expanded to include things that don’t harmonize with the original [...]
What a rich blessing it was to help host the Fund for Theological Education’s Leaders in Ministry Conference at Boston University, June 16-20, 2010. Having been an FTE Undergraduate and Ministry Fellow in 2004-2006, it was great both to give something back to an organization that was at the heart of my own formation process [...]