The Issue with Calling Non-Christians ‘The Lost’ 

The word “lost” has fallen on hard times. It can sound arrogant and condescending, as if Christians have it all together while the “lost” need to get their act together. As if we’re the brilliant insiders with all the answers and “they” are the outsiders with all the...

The first week of Advent

It’s Advent — The four weeks leading up to Christmas.  It’s a season of great expectation and frequently a review of what is truly important in life.  We often draw closer into family and friends as the events of these weeks...

Lessons on the “Widow’s Offering”

Mark 12:38-44 The Gospels of Mark and Luke both relay an incident involving a widow’s gift to God. She didn’t give much—just two mites—or did she?The story is often called the story of the widow’s mite or the story of the widow’s offering. One day, Jesus was sitting...

What is Ignatian Storytelling?

by Eric Clayton Storytelling is a trendy topic. There are all sorts of classes and workshops you can take to learn how to better articulate your own story, or the story of your business or brand. Better storytelling means more likes, more clicks, more money, more...

All Souls/All Saints Week

By George Yancy Mr. Yancy is a professor of philosophy and an author. May 20, 2020 This month’s conversation in our series exploring religion and death is with Karen Teel, who has been a member of the department of theology and religious studies at the University...