Christianity

Ben Wildflower's Magnificat

Our Daily Bread and Roses – An Interview with Ben Wildflower

About three or four years ago, I began to see a strange, arresting, and beautiful image circulate among some of my Twitter and Facebook friends—a stark white and black agit-prop expressivist engraving of the Virgin Mary with a defiant fist raised in the air while she stomps on a twisted Satanic serpent, encircled by a cartouche inscribed with a variation from the Magnificat.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Kershaw

The Naked Game

Betsy told me to play the husband. I said yes, but I didn’t want to—in the Naked Game no one ever played the boy—we were just girls, being ourselves.

"If you focus too much on only a personal relationship being the core tenet of your faith, then it means that you're more easily able to marginalize topics like human suffering, which in some cases is spurred by climate change. We are embodied creatures in this planet, so let's live like we are," said Sean Lyon. Credit: Meera Subramanian

Young Evangelicals Fighting for Climate Action

For students at this top evangelical college, loving God means protecting creation. That includes dealing with the human sources of climate change.

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Celebrate the Death

Dust to dust, the stuff of us, before and after life.

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Evangelical Anxiety

We did not do therapy. “Psychoheresy,” some called it.

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Speaking in Tongues of Fire

Glossolalia–not just for Pentecost anymore.

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Stolen Apples

an elegy for Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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A Project of Patient Endurance

Running and the spiritual life.

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Not Weird Enough

According to the author of a new Catholic handbook, eucharistic adoration should be the new yoga.

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Baptisms for the Dead

When is a choice not a choice?

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A Playlist for Seekers and Doubters

Music has consistently been a vehicle for my ponderings and prayers about and to the Divine, or lack thereof. These are a few songs that have stuck with me, organized by theme. Questioning “Doubting Thomas” – Nickel Creek The title is a dead giveaway. This plaintive tune ponders what plagues many when at the crossroads…

windyroad[Editor's note: you can read about Ashley's experience with biking as a "survivor" in the 2014 Closer to Free ride here. She has written more about cancer and her work with refugees here and in her KtB e-book <em>You Were Strangers: Dispatches From Exile</em>.]

A Beautiful Belief

A change of heart on the subject of bodily resurrection.

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The Gospel of Intuition

Those who reject the commodity are not fully human.

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Jesus the Guru

What happens when Christ collides with Krishna?

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Monumental Satanic Panic

Bad news! New York’s Satanic Temple has drawn up plans for a Satanic monument outside the Oklahoma statehouse, including an “interactive children’s display.” Since the state legislature has allowed a Ten Commandments monument there, perhaps the gates have been tossed open to all manner of religious statuary! Here’s what I’m wondering: if “Satan” is an…

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Church on a Cliff

What does that faithful remnant look like, at the edges of the earth, in rural Quebec?

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Ditto Boys

“What they claim, in fact, is innocence.”

"They said father didn't keep his Life Insurance paid up!"—advertisement for Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Truth-Telling in Vulgaria

Questions for Kathryn Joyce, who bursts the international Christian adoption bubble in her new book, The Child Catchers.