Theology & The Church

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]

Barbara Ehrenreich’s ‘Wild God’ and making room for wonder

Imagine you are a fourth-generation atheist. Prayers to a benevolent God are absent from your experience. Whatever is rational and whatever is scientifically understood is privileged as truth. The world is knowable through science. So what happens when you have an experience in your teenage years that is beyond words…  [more]

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