At the Intersection: The problem with peace is that too often in war, the idea of peace is, "My side wins." We have to be smarter than that.
During the months of upheaval following the killing of Michael Brown by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014, protesters described their standoff with the authorities by chanting, "This is what democracy looks like!" Clergy and religious leaders added, "This is what theology looks like," as they marched or held street-side sit-downs.
Pope Francis issued a decree in January that women should be included in the foot washing ritual on Holy Thursday. FutureChurch launched a survey to determine its effect on parishes.
A heated discussion and debate continues in Catholic circles since the publication of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love").
In the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, discord continues within the ranks of his devout followers over the role of Lutheran clergy and the laity.
Many people were confused during the 11-day roller coaster ride that was the United Methodist Church's General Conference. It is held to chart the course of the global denomination.
"The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity" -- the very title sounds so heady that we might wonder if our feet are supposed to touch the ground this weekend. But today's opening prayer in the liturgy simplifies the point of the celebration. That prayer addresses and praises God as the Father who so wanted to be known that Jesus became human. It recognizes God who so desires that we share divine life that the Spirit continues to lure us into union with one another and with God. This process is called "sanctification."
The United Methodist Church is struggling to maintain the increasingly tenuous bonds that hold together this global denomination of more than 12 million members.
Amid protest, song and fears of a denominational breakup, United Methodists at their quadrennial General Conference decided yet again not to decide anything regarding LGBT rights.
Essay: My vocation was not to be a Maryknoll missionary or a monk, but something else.