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The Women of Faith Factor in 'Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 9:50am | Type: Blog

As we near the March 25 arguments in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, it can feel as though men have the monopoly on religious activism in America. After all, 38 protestant theologians signed on to an amicus brief sug ...

Lutherans Elect Elizabeth Eaton First Female Presiding Bishop of ELCA
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Wednesday elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s first female presiding bishop. Eaton received 600 votes against incumbent Presiding Bishop Mark Ha ...

'Here is the Steeple:' Church Leaders Take on Sexual Violence Within Their Walls
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

A movement of lay advocates speaking out against sexual violence is gaining steam in the faith communities. But are similar efforts happening inside church doors? A movement of la ...

ELCA Lutherans Elect First Openly Gay Bishop
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee churches in Southern California, four years after the church allowed openly gay men and les ...

Matthew 25: How I Met My Husband
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

On our first date we sat across the booth from each other at el taco de Mexico and talked about social issues and we saw eye to eye on everything. Then he said, “my heart for the poor is rooted in my Christian ...

Who Moved My Cheese?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"The cheese is gone, someone came in and stole the cheese."</p> "The cheese is gone, someone came in and stole the cheese." I looked at Sh ...