The Bible speaks of demons. That’s weird. Especially for us progressive Christians. But Ursula K. Leguin’s short story “The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas” is a modern tale that helps us understand this ancient concept.
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, we remember his nonviolent work for justice. Like the ancient creation story, MLK worked to create a better world. And we are reminded that there is much work to be done.
We all love the story of the Magi, but did you know the Magi committed an act of civil disobedience? These wise men still have much to teach us.
Christmas is the birth of a revolution. This isn’t a playful story about a cute baby. This is a story about God being born into a world and started the greatest revolution ever.
The ancient Romans celebrated the Advent of Caesar as the son of god and savior of the world. What do those titles have to do with Jesus?
You’ve heard of the (fake) War on Christmas, but did you know that there’s actually a war on Advent. What is Advent and why does it matter?
Jesus told a parable about separating sheep from goats. What if in some way we’re all a mixture of sheep and goats?
Isn’t it wise to share of what we have so that others can participate in the fullness of life? We explore this question in relation to a strange parable Jesus told about some wise and foolish bridesmaids.
“God so loved the world…” You’ve heard that famous Bible verse, but the Bible is full of stories where God doesn’t seem so loving – like when God destroyed the Canaanites. How do we make sense of violence in the Bible, especially if “God so loved the world…”?