Evangelicals Support of Trump Renders Christianity Unrecognizable

Column by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Frantz on April, 4 2024

Who is Donald Trump?  As our nation prepares for another contentious presidential election seven months from now, the cult and menace of Donald Trump continue to loom large on the horizon.  It would be hard to imagine a more dishonest, corrupt, and unfit candidate for President of the United States. 

Talking With One Another

Column by Dr. Carl Krieg on December, 21 2023

The church must create places for dialog and it must do so before it is too late. This winter and next spring the various churches must organize discussions about who we are as the body politic and how we want to live.

The “G” word and the “F” Word in High Places: Signs of Our Times

Column by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox on September, 21 2023

Along with climate change and the move from religion to spirituality, another sign of our times is the rise of the G word and the F word alive and well in high places.  I am speaking of course of Greed and Fascism.

Yes, The 10 Commandments ARE Un-American

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on July, 20 2023

Hooray! Yet another Christian Nationalist effort to strangle American values has gone out with a whimper. This time, it was a Texas Senate Bill that, if passed, would have required the 10 Commandments to be displayed prominently in every classroom in the state.

The Lurking Evil of Christian Nationalism

Column by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Frantz on May, 25 2023

Christian nationalists – who are overwhelmingly white – think they are privileged and that their privileged status comes from God.  Historically, they see the United States as the new Israel, a nation designated by God as a shining light on a hill to the rest of the world.  

Blood and Bananas

Column by Dr. Carl Krieg on May, 11 2023

We live in a world defined by the cheapness of human life, indeed, all life. Migrants and refugees are treated no better than the Amazon rainforest. And yet, as entanglement shows us and as the tolling bell reminds us, all is One.

Flipping the “He Gets Us” Script

Column by Rev. Jim Burklo on February, 23 2023

The people behind HeGetsUs don’t get him.  But that doesn’t prevent us from using their campaign to help folks get who Jesus really was – and making his compassionate personality the welcoming face of our progressive faith communities. 

Rising Above the Darkness of These Times

Column by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Frantz on February, 9 2023

I don’t know about you, but in recent times, I can hardly bear to watch the news.  It’s simply too depressing.  Gun violence continues to spin out of control with scant hope of any sensible resolution in sight. 

A Conversation with Rachel Laser – Part 2

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on December, 29 2022

The following is Part 2 of two columns drawn from an interview with Rachel Laser, President of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Preaching a Partisan Gospel

Column by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers on August, 25 2022

I very much appreciated Brian McLaren’s recent column, Thanks Presiding Bishop Curry, and his thoughtful exploration of the bishop’s advice to find a voice that is non-partisan, and why this is easier said than done.