Going to Hell with Ted Haggard by Michael Chesire for Leadership Journal
On Israel, the Church, and the Politics of Jesus by Jonathan Martin of Renovatus
Hell and the Final Word by Scot McKnight of Jesus Creed
Something is Wrong with my iPad : I Still Hate My Life by Sam Weiner for McSweeney’s (profanity)
When in Comment Sections :: a hilarious tumblr site (with profanity) of common responses in Faith blog comment sections.
The National Geographic Photography Contest Part 2 at The Big Picture of Boston.com
This is Christ’s Body, Broken for You by Rachel Held Evans
16 Ways the Toy Industry is Stuck in the Stone Age by Hillary Reinsberg for Buzzfeed
My Advent Ache by Kelley Nikondeha
Good Night, Nanny-Cam by Jen Nessel and Lizzy Ratner at The New Yorker (a modern spin on the gentle family favourite)
The Women in Ministry Series 2012 in Review by Ed Cyzsewski (loved this series so much, and these are the best of the best)
A Gathering of Beings by Heather Kopp
Poem-a-Day Friday: Advent Series (Star) by Micha Boyett
My own Most Read Post
If more women were pastors or preachers, we’d have a lot more sermons and books about the metaphors of birth and pregnancy connecting us to the story of God. (I am rather tired of sports and war metaphors.)
The divinity of God is on display at Christmas in beautiful creche scenes. We sing songs of babies who don’t cry. We mistake quiet for peace. A properly antiseptic and church-y view of birth, arranged as high art to convey the seriousness and sacredness of the incarnation. It is as though the truth of birth is too secular for Emmanuel, it doesn’t look too holy in its real state.
So the first days of the God-with-us requires the dignity afforded by our careful editing. READ MORE
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We’re into Phase 6 of our Haiti school building project, and are already halfway through fundraising this portion.
If you can participate or want to spread the word to your own circle, here’s the info.
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