Theology & The Church

Holy Ghost and the latest step in Korn’s spiritual journey

Holy Ghost, a new documentary from Darren Wilson’s Wanderlust Productions, spends a sizeable amount of time with two figures we’ve been following here at TC for quite a while: Brian “Head” Welch and Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu of the metal band Korn. Both have had highly public, though separate, conversion experiences,…  [more]

The kingdom of God is like a laundromat

“Don’t despise the small but significant act … learn to be symbol-makers and storytellers for the kingdom," says theologian N.T. Wright. A recent movement known as the Laundry Love Project seems to have taken these words to heart. In East Hollywood, Calif., an Episcopal priest described the laundry ministry this…  [more]

Prison runs and Paul’s urge to race

The people at Oregon State Penitentiary have an interesting way to rehabilitate offenders. Once monthly from spring through fall, the maximum-security institution hosts runners from the local community who compete alongside 150 eligible inmates in races behind the prison walls. Since its inception during the 1970s through the efforts of…  [more]

The unassuming faith of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou didn’t call herself a Christian. The famed poet, memoirist, activist and author, who chronicled her life in several autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, saw calling yourself a Christian as referring to something that was complete, rather than a work in progress. “I’m always amazed…  [more]

Bearing false witness on Survivor: Cagayan

If you want to be on Survivor, practice fire-making, spearfishing and silencing your conscience, because one of the essential tools of the game is the bald-faced lie. On last week’s Survivor: Cagayan, ex-policeman Tony found himself struggling to shore up his four-person alliance. He faced a simple math problem: only…  [more]

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