Today we commemorate St. Nicholas of Myra, whose resume boasts enough miracles for him to be called the “Wonderworker” in some parts of Christendom. Even before he became the Coca-Cola chugging world-traveler and reindeer master, he was known for his compassion for children and his sacrificial generosity. According to one story, he saved three daughters […]
Tony Jones is no inquisitor. He acts more like a congressional whip than anything else. However, unlike a political figure, he seems more earnest. He’s not just pushing a party line passed down from on high. He wants an emergence theology, pure and undefiled from privilege, “injustice,” cowardice, consumerism, and heavy authority. In short, Tony Jones is a Puritan.
By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) United Methodists and liberal Lutherans should unite against orthodox Christians! That was the message conveyed by Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), to members of the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church, who met earlier this week. Bishop Hanson’s opportunity to briefly address the […]
According to a recent Telegraph article, “Jedi” is the largest alternative faith in England and Wales (trailing behind Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and Buddhism). Many have been surprised by this sudden spike of a faith derived from the popular Star Wars franchise. I doubt that there’s been a massive rise in midi-chlorian counts or […]
“Beauty grows in you to the extent that love grows, because charity itself is the soul’s beauty.” ~ St. Augustine of Hippo I’m glad I checked my Churchman’s Ordo Kalendar this morning. It’s the feast day of St. Augustine of Hippo! One of the greatest gifts of my classical liberal arts education was the guided […]
by Matthew Hamilton Paul preaching the Gospel of repentance and redemption (Photo credit prayer_bracelet.com) Pro-LGBT United Methodist minister Trey Hall of Urban Village Church in Chicago spoke last Sunday at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington DC. Rev. Hall’s sermon at Foundry centered on Luke chapter 10, which tells of Jesus’ commissioning of the seventy […]
Kevin Miller is hardly a household name amongst Evangelicals, but many of us are familiar with his work on films such as Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed starring Ben Stein; the Anti-Christian Zionist rant With God on Our Side; and domestic human trafficking exposé Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth. These, along with his other films […]