SAVING OURSELVES
Ethics

SAVING OURSELVES

As COVID-19 soars, Dr. Dolly Berthelot offers a fun yet urgent rhyming verse to inspire vital behavior—and save us from ourselves. Please share and spread the poem, not the virus.

Christmas | Ethics | Philosophy | Process Theology

A Very Process Christmas

by Bruce Epperly Let me be the first person to wish you “A Very Process Christmas.” Process theology and Christmas just seem to fit together. That might surprise you, especially since process theology asserts that God acts naturally, through the regular processes of nature, and not supernaturally, showing up from the outside every so often…

Ethics | Prayer | Theology

Felix culpa: “a good mistake”

by Kent Ira Groff Sometimes you can reflect on a failed project or a dumb little thing you did last week—in light of St. Augustine’s concept of felix culpa. Often it’s translated, “happy fault or fortunate fault,” referring to the fault/fall of Adam and Eve, which becomes the occasion for each of us to realize…

Liberty vs Law
Ethics | Government | Politics

Liberty vs Law

by Elgin Hushbeck A recent Global Christian Perspectives focused on the subject of rights and during the discussion the claim was made that liberty is not a biblical concept (@ 35:45). Personally I found this to be surprising. I believe liberty, and the nearly synonymous freedom, goes to the very heart of the Bible’s message….

What did Jesus say?
Bible | Discipleship | Ethics | Hermeneutics

What did Jesus say?

by David Cartwright           Of the three questions that drive my quest for an answer concerning the paradoxical teachings of Jesus, “What did Jesus say?” would seem to be the easiest to answer. On the surface, “What did Jesus mean?”, and “What would Jesus do?”, surely require more reflection and discernment. Not so, I’ve found,…

Discipleship | Ethics | Hermeneutics | Theology

what did jesus mean?

by David Cartwright           It’s funny what we remember and what we forget. Some things stick with us for a lifetime. Others refuse to come to light. One insight that has stayed with me now for fifty years is a comment one of my professors made while I was in divinity school. The class was…

Bible | Christianity | Discipleship | Ethics | Hermeneutics

What would Jesus do?

by David Cartwright           In my book on the paradoxical teachings of Jesus, there are three questions that prompted my quest for answers and shaped the course of all fifteen meditations on the sayings of Jesus. “What did Jesus say?”, “What did Jesus mean?”, and “What would Jesus do?” Although, that’s the most helpful order…