God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we...– —President Barack Obama, who read this passage, Psalm 46, at the ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Former U.S. President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama visit the 9/11 memorial on September 11, 2011 in New York. (photo: Mandel Ngana/AFP/Getty...
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The God Who Fits Our Agenda: 9/11 Then and Now
by Debra Dean Murphy, special contributor Photo by Aftab Uzzaman/Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 September 11, 2001 was a Tuesday. Most of us remember that day and what we were doing around nine o’clock that morning. (I was at the veterinarian’s office; we had just gotten a puppy the Saturday before). September 11, 2011 is a Sunday. For those of us who will be in church that morning — in the...
But for the day’s main event—the secular ceremony headlined by...– Steve Thorngate of The Christian Century takes issue with the original location for the National Cathedral’s headliner event for the 9/11 anniversary commemoration, “A Concert for Hope.” ~Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Learning to Pray: A Poem
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor “The self doubt is crippling.” (photo: Meredith Farmer/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) The Pushcart-nominated poet Yahia Lababidi wrote us this lovely note: “I’m a big admirer of your noble mandate and the fine work that you do. Kindly find two poems below from my new collection: Fever Dreams.” Here’s the first of those two poems from...
The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Heroes
by Susan Leem, associate producer Spider-Man and Superman perform during a parade in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles. (photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images) What’s the religion of your favorite superhero? Don’t know? Adherents.com is compiling an index of the religious affiliations of hundreds of comic book heroes and their archnemeses. ...
The Vulnerability of Listening by Trent Gilliss, senior editor “Listening entails vulnerability. Listening requires a willingness, even a longing, to understand another.” A few weeks ago, our very own Krista Tippett stopped by the offices of Huffington Post in New York City to tape this short feature. The result: “Two Minutes of Wisdom with Krista Tippett.”
Anonymous asked: What was Dr. Turkel's first name? I wrote my son, a college teacher of computer science at a Mennonite College (Goshen) in Indiana, about your program last week interviewing the black Mennonite minister who has worked with Martin Luther King--very inspiring. He said he already had it saved to listen to. The interview was especially meaningful to me as a teacher of humanities for 20 years...
Anonymous asked: I submitted a piece a couple of weeks ago but couldn't figure out how to upload the accompanying photos. I think I have figured that out now. What should I do? Resubmit the piece WITH photos OR just submit the photos with reference to the piece I already submitted?
Anonymous asked: The very subject discussed today was pivotal in my walking away from fundamental evangelicalism. No grace, no reverence. I am searching for individuals who are seekers of truth, not willing to accept pat answers from non thinking individuals. Any suggestions on a denomination that will allow me to question and think outside the box? I am not ready for Buddhism, even though some of the teachings...
I Am from... Fire
by Angela Blake, guest contributor Photo by Alicia Reiner/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 I am from fire. I’m from the fire my father had for life and the fire my mother had for living. His was fueled by parties, drugs, wit, and self-involvement, hers by longing, anger, spite, and sweat. He was vivid; he hit her skin like sunshine and she finally felt warmth from an external source. She...
Fill in the Blank: "I am from..."
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor “I am from” Someone submitted this unfinished phrase for a potential guest post. Rather than discard the entry, let’s use this incomplete line as an opportunity to share and learn about each other, have a little fun on this Friday before the holiday weekend, and get creative! Here are the guidelines: answer it any way you like. If you want to...
When I get depressed, or anything, I go ‘think of all the music I haven’t...– —Jim Jarmusch ~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor