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And God Said, 'Let There Be Darkness'
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

Theologically, we’re taught to hate, or at least fear, the darkness. We are children of light, God called light into being, and it was from this light that all things were formed. So what use do we have for da ...

Easter with Czeslaw Milosz: Cento
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 10:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen Gunton So that for a short moment there is no death. From white villages Easter bells resound. ...

Brothers in Faith and Defiance
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Colamosca No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State. New York Review ...

One Church, One Body
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis When racism is tolerated, the reconciling work of Christ on the cross is contradicted. IN OCTOBER, ...

Star Trek: Into Darkness: A Call to Change Course
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

Star Trek: Into Darkness is a fascinating and complicated story that is well worth watching. Instead of providing a summary, I want to explore three related aspects of the movie: sacrifice, blood, and hope for ...

Overcoming Violent Fundamentalism
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Religious extremism will not be defeated by a primarily military response. TODAY THE Middle East—w ...

Sermon on Baptism and the Devil
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

While I am certain evil exists I’m not sure it’s in the form of a red man with horns and pitchfork and tail. That image that terrified me as a child is now a bit too cartoon-y for me to take seriously. ...

Newtown Shootings Renew Questions About Evil and Suffering
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

As the names of those who died are made known, that cry is followed by a question: Why? Why does God allow evil? “Oh, God!” That cry has echoed ever since news of the horri ...

On Love: 'Looper' and C.S. Lewis
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Can love be perverted? A careful look at Looper and The Great Divorce will help us answer that question. As the credits rolled after  Looper  in a packed Chinatown movie t ...

The Triumph of Hypothetical Evil Over Real Evil
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

National Conservative Christian radio host Kerby Anderson’s is attempting to rally his followers to thwart the Senate from ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty. There’s a famous maxim ...

Evil is as Evil Does
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Microsoft was an extortionist, but Google is a pickpocket. FOR MORE THAN a decade Google ...

A Song for Each Kind of Day
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

Only if we recognize and remember can hate be transformed into love, fear into trust, self-centeredness into compassion. Two years ago during my step-daughter’s final months with ...

Deconstructing Harry: Is Jim Wallis' Ideology Really "the Doctrine of Devils"?
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

"[Wallis'] ideology is not Christian "[Wallis'] ideology is not Christian Glad to see you on this, Tim. Glad to see you on this, Tim. Jackso ...

In the Eye of the Beholder?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Magazine Article

James J. Billings JIM WALLIS closed his editorial "Report From Ground Zero" with these words:  JIM ...

The Smell of Evil
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Appletree Rodden I was right with you in your "Report From Ground Zero" until I came to the sentence "If we did not see th ...

The Silence of Cain
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Are we cannon fodder in a cosmic war of good and evil? In the nightly news, President Bush ...

Evil: The Tie That Binds
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen In 1977, the Church of England set out to modernize the Lord’s Prayer. In 1977, the Church of Engl ...