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What is the Trinity? The Trinity is one of the important doctrines of classical Christian theology in which God is depicted as being manifest in three persons: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three persons, but one God. Many find this doctrine confusing. Here’s a simple, common sense explanation.
Adult Christianity “When I was a child, I thought like a child … but as an adult, I put away childish things.” The Apostle Paul. But what would an adult, mature Christianity look like today?
Abraham Lincoln’s God During a presidential election year, when politicians tend to invoke the name of God for partisan purposes, or “explain” various tragedies by blaming both God and the victims, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address offers a refreshing alternative.
The Room Within On that bright day so long ago Jesus was speaking directly to us when he said: “I will not leave you desolate. For on that day, you will know that I am in (God) and you are in me, and I am in you.” I realize this may seem impossible. We are […]
What is Sin? Contrary to popular understanding, sin does not consist of a catalogue of “bad behavior,” rather it is a state of being; it is a condition of alienation from God, the ground of our being. Sin involves alienation from other people as well as the world in which we live. Here’s the story […]
What is Hinduism? Can a religion that affirms thousands, perhaps millions, of different gods and goddesses be considered compatible with Christianity? The answer is not as obvious as it might first appear. Recommended Websites on Hinduism Books About Hinduism Ganesha: One of the Most Popular Hindu Deities Hindu Festival Calendar for 2014 and beyond.
The Bird of Paradise: A Meditation on Immortality “In my Father’s house there are many mansions,” said Jesus. ‘If it were not so, I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for you.” Unfortunately today, with our distrust of all leaders, and particularly religious leaders, it occurs to many that […]
The Future of Progressive Christianity Gary Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is not only one of the leading experts on liberal Christianity, he is one of progressive Christianity’s most articulate voices. In a highly informative discussion of liberal theology, he traces its history, […]
The Meaning of Forgiveness in a World of War Though it is central and essential in the life and teaching of Jesus, forgiveness remains a difficult concept, especially in a world of conflict and war. If it is difficult to forgive one who has caused you deep personal harm, how much more difficult is it […]
Before you know where you’re headed, you need to know where you’ve been. This is true whether you’re traveling to England or toward enlighenment. Try our faith profile test and find out where you are coming from, where you may be going, and what assets of faith and character are taking you there. Take the […]