The Lord Is My Shepherd:
The 23rd Psalm for Today In
this time between war and peace, between birth and death, between the people we
are and those we'd like to become, I can think of no better map for navigating
the difficult passages of life than the 23rd Psalm. It marks a passage through
time, not just for each of us personally, but for entire communities and nations.
Would See Jesus
From the time of Christ forward until this very day,
people of great faith, and even many with none, have harbored an intense curiosity
about Jesus of Nazareth. Many have wondered what we can know about him, even what
he looked like. So what, in fact, can we know about the man many understand to
be the Son of God?
All Creatures Great and Small
Christianity is not about the salvation of anything as nebulous as "the human soul," it's about the repair and reconciliation of the whole creation. All creatures great and small have a part in God's plan and a place in God's kingdom.
On April 15th our taxes are due, resurrection or not.
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Our God is
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our version was rewritten by Charles
Henderson to eliminate language and certain references that would make its content
seem dated when, in fact, it is still most pertinent several decades after it
Storm Stories As
we track yet another set of tropical storms across the weather map, even for those
who do not find themselves in the path of a hurricane, the challenge is to find
the inner resources required to face any of the major storms of life.
Letting Go Faith is not so much about obeying laws and rules, it's
about liberation and letting go.
Escape From God
sermon by Paul Tillich on Psalm 139. From the collection "The Shaking of
Lengths and the Limits of Love
Is Christ's love ethic relevant
in a time of war? Given that love is as much a part of the problem as a solution,
I question the famous line from the love song: "All the world needs now is love,
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 so
accustomed to living in the absence of God that we cannot even imagine being that
close to our Creator.
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 Jesus was flat out wrong about the possibility of eternal life. In
fact, what he did say about immortality may surprise you.
What is it that Americans are fighting for in Iraq,
celebrating on the 4th of July, and holding up at the "light of the world?"
And what is the relationship between freedom and faith?
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.