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Politics in the Pulpit

Currently in the Public Square 

Rebecca Florence Miller

Cosby: Coping with the Image of a Dissolving Father Figure

What do we do with our shock and dismay when our heroes fail us?

NonProphet Status

Pope Francis, Excess, and the Poor

For all of the complaints one might have with the Catholic Church, it has been doing a fantastic job of addressing the plight of the poor.

Jesus Creed

Ordinary (Christian) Is Okay

We are all tempted to be sucked into the vortex of fame and celebrity, so I really like the title and the theme of Michael Horton's new book, Ordinary.

A Witch's Ashram

Giving Thanks for a Virtual Community

I am grateful for these virtual ways to connect as a writer and reader, as a parent and friend, as a seeker, a mystic, and a theologian.

World Religions

Learning Human Rights with "Face to Faith"

Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of UK, started "Face to Faith" to bring students of different faiths and cultures together.


1001 Notifications and the Art of Storytelling

I was basically a pint-sized "public Muslim" trying to explain the nuances of my faith and immigrant background.

Elizabeth Duffy

The Pope Makes Time for Autism – Can We?

When religious practice itself is a quality-of-life measure for people with disabilities, Catholic education needs to stretch.

Teaching Nonviolent Atonement

Oprah, the One Question, and Mimetic Desire

Oprah Winfrey is used to asking the questions, but there is one question that everyone asks Oprah.

Watching God

The Science and Spirituality of "Interstellar"

The powerful organ chord reflects the dissonant harmony of the film itself—a film that both embraces strict scientific humanism and a transcendent truth beyond it.

Susan & FreedHearts

Biblical Values Christian Colleges Often Forget

Title IX protection of transgender students on college campuses is clashing with Christian colleges' claimed right to religious expression. What to do?

Faith Communities and Ebola

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall