Tagged: church

The 500-Year Question

by Makoto Fujimura Some years ago I visited the Fra Angelico (1395-1455) exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Behind the splendor of the Christmas creche, I joined a hushed...

Be Ye Perfect

by Andy Saur Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. – Matthew 5:48 As a good Protestant, I have always read Jesus’ words captured here in the...

The Church as Sexual Refuge

The role of faith communities in the battle against sexual exploitation by Kristyn Komarnicki Give me your exploited, your poor, Your addicted masses yearning to breathe free, The sexual refuse of your teeming shore....

Calling All Daniels (and Esthers)

Coming of age in an age that needs spiritual heroes by John Seel Young people need role models. Young people look for examples of faith in the halls of power. Instead, divorce, scandal, and...

Church/School Partnerships = Win/Win

A church that wants to impact the community needs look no further than the public school by Nita Thomason “I was driving through West Dallas recently and barely recognized it,” a woman said at...

Reclaiming Forbidden Friendships

by Joshua D. Jones Having close friendships with members of the opposite gender is healthy, biblical and important for spiritual growth. But in the name of integrity, the church sometimes raises walls that keep...

So That None Are Rejected

A litany of lament, confession, and commitment to our brothers and sisters who are sexual minorities Leader: All loving God, Creator who has always seen the beauty of all persons, all made in your...