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Remembering the Dead: Ancestors, Rituals, Relics

Currently in the Public Square 

A Contemplative Faith

Talking About Silence: An Interview with Patrick Shen

Indie filmmaker Patrick Shen's latest project, In Pursuit of Silence, a meditative film about the increasing noise that is drowning out silence in postmodern life.

Theology in the Raw

On David Gushee's LGBT-Affirming Stance

Dehumanization is the real problem, which is why I can agree with his pastoral heart.


"Wadjda": A Girl's Life Saudi Style

Wadjda just might be one of the most important films so far this century.

Samuel's Notebook

A Moment of Irony for UC Berkeley

If Maher's views are "dangerous" to the most liberal university in America, schools like Notre Dame should immediately apply for restraining orders.

The High Calling

Challenges and Crises in Seminary and University Education

While many people have years of higher education for vocations, they have the equivalent of a ninth or tenth grade education in theology.

Peter Enns

The Ways Evangelicals Dodge the Problems of Scripture

Here are twelve rhetorical strategies employed by evangelicals to deflect attention and/or delegitimize challenges.

Muslimah Media Watch

Media Coverage of Latina Converts

I often feel misunderstood and stereotyped when the media tries to psychoanalyze, label, and box all of us into one 'Latin' convert experience.

The High Calling

Turning the Workplace, Classroom, and Marketplace into Sanctuaries

Cheryl and her husband Ralph own and operate Broetje Orchards, a business birthed out of a dream to enable them to help kids in India.

Emerging Voices

Black to the Mothership: Afrofuturism and Theology

Afrofuturism is teaching me and others within social justice movements about the power of removing limitations on our imaginations.

Natural Wonderers

Five Reasons Not to Indoctrinate Kids Against Religion

As atheism goes mainstream, we run the risk of creating a generation of anti-religious zealots — children who grow up with no understanding and no empathy.

Faith Communities and Ebola

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall