Like LGBTQ+ couples was W. E. B. Dubois a romantic at heart?

Column by Rev. Irene Monroe on February, 22 2024

This Valentine’s Day, I pay homage to W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1924 novel “Dark Princess” because it highlights the least talked about subject then and now: Black love.

Three Practices for Staying In Love

Column by Rev. Lauren Van Ham on August, 17 2023

When current events and self-perpetuating systems pin me in the extractive, enslaving, short-sighted story, there are 3 practices that help me to listen for divine guidance and to re-engage in the love story’s emerging plot. 

Progressive Christianity & Psychedelics

Column by Rev. Roger Wolsey on May, 4 2023

There. I said it. I know I’m not the first, and I surely won’t be the last. It’s time to embrace and promote. My way of proclaiming the good news of psychedelic plant medicines as part of our salvation and healing is writing.

The Divine Within

Column by Rev. Dr. Mark Sandlin on April, 27 2023

Namasté: “The Divine in me honors the Divine in you.” In my way of seeing it, namasté includes the understanding that we all are one.

Friendship, Companionship, Grief, Love

Column by Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D. on January, 26 2023

I lost a very dear friend the day after Christmas.

I look, out of habit, out of longing, out of love, really, but he is not there. It is as if his singular space – the very soft shape of kindness within my world – has been cut out.

Diversion, Dictatorship and the Concentration of Wealth

Column by Dr. Carl Krieg on August, 4 2022

It has been shown that wealth actually changes the structure of a person’s brain, destroying a sense of empathy for others while at the same time creating a sense of entitlement.

Christ Heart: Discovery of Holy Mystery – Part 1

Column by Kevin G. Thew Forrester, Ph.D. on June, 23 2022

What is a heart alive with compassion and joy and spontaneity?  A heart not continually weighed down by drivenness, anger, and fear? A heart at rest?

Jesus – Queer Theology Incarnate

Column by Rev. Dr. Mark Sandlin on June, 9 2022

In his book “Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology”. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng says, “God is the very manifestation of a love that is so extreme that it dissolves existing boundaries.” So, it seems to me, living a life that dismantles existing boundaries is the very definition of being in relationship with God.

Big Change

Column by Dr. Carl Krieg on May, 20 2021

In his Letters and Papers from Prison, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in 1945 that the Western world was on the precipice of a new era, an era without religion. God, as the “answer” to unsolvable questions, was continually being put out of a job as science continually extended the boundaries of human knowledge.