The holy hashtags are already starting to trickle onto social media and you can expect a flood when the weekend arrives. How should we think about encountering God in a time when the sacredest days transform into trending topics?
Articles tagged “Jesus”
The National Latino Evangelical Coalition urged their 3,000 member congregations to end capital punishment. They are the first major evangelical association to take this position publicly, but support for the death penalty among Christians is waning.
Bestselling author Lauren Winner explores provocative and often overlooked metaphors for God, such as a laboring woman and the “one who smells.”
“Jesus absolutely treated women differently than the prevailing religious authorities of his time,” author Mary Demuth says.
Blogger Jarrid Wilson’s new book doesn’t pull any punches in its criticism of mainstream Christianity. He claims many Jesus-followers merely have a religious outer shell.
Following Jesus in a secular or pluralistic context can feel a little bit like getting stuck in adolescence. But author Ken Wytsma says this weirdness is actually quite normal.
“In Jesus, we see a trickster figure, one who respects the beliefs and traditions of real people, yet also questions them, challenges them and subverts them for the sake of political and religious transformation,” says post-modern theologian Peter Rollins.
“The table is not just a place for food,” says Leonard Sweet, “but a place for stories and ideas to mingle, interact, attract each other, argue with one another, and procreate.”
A historian at Vanderbilt University says modern Christians may be missing the point of some of Jesus’ most popular parables.