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The Jesus Perspective: A Faith that May Surprise You

In this thought-provoking book, Robert Harris critically examines traditional Christianity with the goal of finding out which of its elements are useful, essential, and in alignment with what Jesus actually taught and believed.

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Three Possible Paths for People Who Lose Traditional Faith

Stories of clergy losing faith don’t just exist in the realm of fiction. They also exist in real life. I know because I talk to such clergy all the time. Many have retired. Some have found new careers. Others remain in ministry, struggling to navigate strained faith with Christian vocation.

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The Impermanence of All Things: And What Remains

I believe the “treasure in heaven” to which Jesus refers is a harvest to be planted and reaped from the dust of earth; with Jesus’ vision of a heaven on earth being the seed to be sown in the field of impermanence.

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The Political Brain and the Workings of Whisper Ethics

Whisper ethics comes from process theology, the work of Alfred North Whitehead and several prominent Christian theologians.

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is a festival celebrated by Christians around the world. Jesus went to Jerusalem; that much is certain. The details are less clear.

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Spring is Coming: Resources for Lent

Even and especially in these difficult times, the Lenten journey can be an encouraging, enlightening path to hope, resilience, and new life.

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Real Men

I wanted to share a teaser about what makes real men , and it’s not being a marine or cowboy or smoking a certain brand of cancer-sticks.

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Butts and Bottled Water

Earlier this week, I read that Spain has ruled cigarette manufacturers responsible for the cost of cigarette butt clean-up. I was SOOOOO excited about that; completely over the top!

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Bravery Is Relative

We look happy. And we are. But when a friend called this morning and was like, “great photos of you and Eric this weekend!” and all I could think was, you have no idea what shit-show this week has been for me.

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Short Prayer for Those Grieving

May blessings abound for you where they are not expected.

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Jesus Came to Set the Record Straight

For believers, understanding our relationship with God is essential.

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The Story of Us

By Mitali Perkins

A lyrical, captivating retelling of the biblical redemption story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, sure to become a beloved tradition for families of faith.

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What do Eisenhower, King and Jesus have in common?

What Eisenhower and King had in common was a dream of a different kind of America.

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“Martin Luther King, Jr., APRIL 4, 1968”

By Gwendolyn Brooks

His Dream still wishes to anoint
the barricades of faith and of control.

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Dr. King on the Failures of Religion

Dr. Martin Luther King, whose Feast Day we celebrate today, had his criticism of church and religion.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Workings of Whisper Ethics

Abraham Lincoln was a progressive Christian. While being raised in a small fundamentalist Baptist church, Lincoln rejected the Christianity of his parents.

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Moving Beyond Belief: A New Focus for the Christian Faith

The central argument of the book is that we must shift the focus of our religion away from biblical belief to a sense of the deep, transforming love that comes from knowing God.

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Thoughts on a New Year

Where is all this going? What can we ultimately hope for, for both the universe as a whole and our own individual life as part of that same whole?

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