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Daniel Berrigan of the Christian Left on Christian anarchism

August 1, 2012

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, undaunted at 92 and full of the fire that makes him one of this nation’s most courageous voices for justice, recently campaigned to get charges dropped against Occupy activists in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. What drives Rev. Berrigan? It is as a religious radical that Rev. Daniel Berrigan gained national […]

Jesus the nonviolent Leftist

February 7, 2012

Jesus of the Gospels was an outspoken, nonviolent leftist who tried to reform his authoritarian conservative, dogmatic church but also refused to shut up with his call for justice for the down-trodden — even when his superiors threatened him with serious consequences if he didn’t. The economic model of Jesus’ early church was socialist, where […]

Christianity was a religion of pacifists

January 31, 2012

The earliest followers of Jesus rejected violence, tried to return good for evil, and tried to make friends out of their enemies (by caring for them, feeding them, praying for them and certainly refusing to kill them). This original form of Christianity, the church of the first generation after its founder Jesus and even most […]

Reclaiming the essence of Christianity

January 27, 2012

From time to time, I read about condemnations of religion coming from non-religious groups, especially concerning the all-too-common violence perpetrated in the name of religious gods. Indeed there is plenty to condemn. Obvious examples include those portions of the three major war-justifying religions of the world: fundamentalist Islam, fundamentalist Judaism and fundamentalist Christianity. I use […]

War eradicates Christianity in Iraq and Afghanistan

January 6, 2012

Despite long-term U.S. military occupations aimed at establishing representative governments in Iraq and Afghanistan, a real threat exists that Christianity now faces eradication in those countries. This is due to severe and persistent persecution of Christians there, according to the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “We are looking at two different […]

Being Authentic with God

January 1, 2012

Many Christians seem stuck in a worship rut – an unsatisfying routine – instead of having a vibrant friendship with God, because they force themselves to use devotional methods or worship styles that don’t fit the way God uniquely shaped them. The best style of worship is the one that most authentically represents your love […]

Little Teen Drummer Boy becomes YouTube hit

December 22, 2011

One month ago, 16-year-old Sean Quigley was just an ordinary student attending Oak Park High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Today, Quigley has become a YouTube sensation thanks to his rock rendition of the classic Christmas tune, “The Little Drummer Boy.” The catchy video pays tribute to the song’s message about the true spirit of […]

Can God take a joke?

November 3, 2011

Can God take a joke? Absolutely! Say Christians and Jews, Mormons and Muslims. There’s a fresh wave of humor among clergy, comics and believers alike, who are putting out new books and taking to the comedy club stages. Their jokes can be contemporary, but they’re rooted in holy texts. When Muslim comic Azhar Usman tours […]

Religious beliefs in America continue to fracture

September 27, 2011

Religion statistics expert George Barna says, with a wry hint of exaggeration, America is headed for “310 million people with 310 million religions.” “We are a designer society. We want everything customized to our personal needs — our clothing, our food, our education,” he says. Now it’s our religion. More people claim they have accepted […]

Christianity should be synonymous with class warfare

September 27, 2011

President Obama just drew the economic battle lines more clearly in his call to raise $1.5 trillion in new revenue primarily through increased taxes on the wealthy, letting the Bush tax cuts expire, and closing tax loopholes. “Class warfare!” countered the Republicans. Americans sharing more equally in the burden of pulling our country out of […]