We need a change of heart on the border crisis

Too many immigration myths abound.

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Debtors!

Love may be easy; it’s the neighbors who are difficult

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On first take, the latest U2 album still offers grace

The band’s latest release is theologically rich, though subtler than its earlier work.

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Wolfhart Pannenberg, R.I.P.

The influential theologian’s death Sept. 5 is a loss to Christian academia.

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Send a message — don’t watch the NFL

There’s outrage at the violence shown on the Ray Rice video. Don’t set it aside.

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The worst of times … really?

Despite the handwringing, there are plenty of encouraging signs for church life in the 21st century.

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I can do more: A lament

We can’t facilitate another worship service that turns a blind eye to the sufferings in the world.

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The end of church membership?

Rather than something to be lamented, it may be cause for hope.

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Creation, sexual orientation, and God’s will: The LGBT issue, part 13

Three proposals for thinking about creation, sexual orientation and God’s will.

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God made them male and female: The LGBT issue, part 12

We turn to the most important texts for the LGBT issue — Genesis 1-2, Matthew 19, Romans 1 — and the most significant theological issue: God’s design for sexuality in creation.

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Leviticus, abomination and Jesus: The LGBT issue, part 10

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

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As for me and my house, call me a thug

It is past time to realize that division only brings more division.

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Welcoming the stranger

But what happens when we’re the stranger?

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Monks and mediation

What some Benedictines taught me about conflict.

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What to do about ISIS? A Christian’s anguish

How can we reconcile Jesus’ nonviolent model with the need to protect innocent vitims?

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New wine for the Baptists

Our challenge is discerning how God is transforming the old and the new together.

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Like its name, ‘Calvary’ offers view of atonement

The highly acclaimed film features a stellar performance by Brendan Gleeson.

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Smuggling and trafficking: What are our responsibilities?

Too often society turns a blind eye and does not want to be involved.

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Bumper sticker theology

In some symbols, we may create a monster we will live to regret.

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God’s gonna trouble the water

Our lives are haunted by our baptisms.

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