Ideas - By Date

Is this kind of Christianity Christian?

October 23, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific School of Religion as part of Progressive Christian Witness, a 2006 initiative of PSR designed to bring voices of progressive Christianity to churc

The problem with the political agenda of the Radical Right is not that they're wrong.

Are Christians Reconcilers?

October 23, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific

Christianity is supposed to be a ministry of reconciliation. Instead it has become a divisive force in American public life.

The Best Sermon is Lived

October 23, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific School of Religion as part of Progressive Christian Witness, a 2006 initiative of PSR designed to bring voices of progressive Christianity to chur

In the small town of Sumter, South Carolina where I grew up, few people used the words morality and values to describe a person's character or their religious faith.

Taking America Back for God?

October 23, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific

Shortly after the Gulf War in 1992 I happened to visit a July Fourth worship service in a certain megachurch. At center stage stood a large cross next to an equally large American flag.

Christian Faith and Immigration

October 23, 2006

This article was originally submitted to Pacific

In Christian Scripture, the obligation to extend hospitality to the stranger is a key requirement of faithfulness. Who is the neighbor whom we are to love?