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The Meaning of the Cross: Alternative Views of the Atonement

By the Rev. Dr. Greg Love

Crucifixion was a form of state torture. It was not meant to kill quickly. Its purpose was to degrade and humiliate a person utterly, to reduce them to a non-person.

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Facebook Prophets

By Frederick W. Schmidt

In the space of just a few hours, I have seen Christian leaders on Facebook compare members of the GOP to herds of wild animals. I have read the assertion that every Republican cheats on his wife and exploits the poor. And I've read that all Republicans are morons and hate-mongers. (Those aren't exact quotations, but they are certainly fair to the spirit of what was said.)

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January 18, 2012

Rick Santorum: 100% Social Conservative, 0% Latter Day Saint

I wonder, readers, where do you stand on these questions? Is the Church of Latter Day Saints a branch of Christianity? Does it matter to you whether or not a candidate for office is Christian?
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November 11, 2011

The Issue-Driven Church

Life in the church has become like life everywhere in America: "Issues are Us." But isn't God bigger than the issue of the moment?
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September 19, 2011

A Welcome Mat of Peace

Interreligious understanding and peace begins in intimate ways: through education, by music, in our homes, with our welcome mats.
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September 12, 2011

The War Within

The desire to erase the complexities and the fear of responding to evil is understandable, but they are also symptomatic of spiritual malaise and poverty.
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September 09, 2011

The Hypocrisy That Kills Young Souls

If we choose to raise our children in schools and religious communities that practice peaceful conflict resolution, why can't we choose leaders who uphold these same values and practices?
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August 24, 2011

Sex Ed in New York

New York's new sex education mandate proves that efforts at social control are not restricted to conservative Christians.
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August 17, 2011

Put Ruth on the Supercommittee

Why the gender makeup of the congressional supercommittee matters to you and me.
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August 04, 2011

Spiritual Lessons I Learned On Vacation

There's something important about the process of stepping away from life as we know it, and stepping into life as we do not know it, stepping into the sacred time that is vacation