I received an interesting message from an old friend asking about the hymn, “For Everyone Born” (text by Shirley Erena Murray; tune by Brian Mann). He wondered whether the hymn struck me as controversial. After all, how do we sing about abuser and abused having a place at the table?
Amazon.com Widgets I’m speaking within the next few hours at a Luther Seminary conference, Stewardship with Adults Under 40. Below is a list of links and references my talk will address. Follow along with the Twitter hashtag, #StewUnder40. Ultimately, I’m making the argument: Unless we in the church engage digital technologies…we are not fully living into […]
How does a new book on “networked individualism” call the church to reconsider our notions of belonging, particularly our practice of belonging to discrete local congregations?
Really? What matters of course, more than anything else, is that we’re all Christian? It’s important to have faith claims and faith communities, but their function is to show God’s inclusive love not narrow it.
If we in the humanities aren’t seen by our students to be living out our own vocations, pursuing lives of worth and service, we have failed as humanities scholars.
An essay of mine is up today at Huffington Post Religion, ON Scripture, Day1 and Sojourners. Entitled, “What on Earth? Earth Day, God, and the Apocalypse” it is a commentary on Revelation 21:1-6, one of the lectionary readings for this coming Sunday. I’ll post the intro below, and I invite you to click over to the other sites […]
In a recent private forum I heard, “Graduate theological education should be reserved for the very best. Seminaries, on the other hand, should have room for everyone.” Is that true?
My fear is not that parents will raise their children without God, but that they will raise them without the skills to address faith, religion, and diverse culture.
A commentary of mine went up this week on Mark 13:1-8, Sunday’s gospel lectionary text. The piece is for the Odyssey Networks ON Scripture series — they do great work! It post appears at ON Scripture, Huffington Post, and Day1.org (talk about multi-platform publishing, Odyssey Networks). A teaser sentence is below. For the full piece, visit the other […]