Jesus Creed

Yikes, Philly is starting to pressure bloggers with ads to get a license for their “business.” NEW YORK ( — Philadelphia bloggers were abuzz this week about a citywide move to crack down on citizens running a business without a […]

Psalm 29 has a natural (and profoundly theological) progression: it begins by summoning the “sons of Elohim” (heavenly beings) to worship God, and this seems to be a way of getting all humans to see that the idols must turn […]

Dinesh D’Souza, a Roman Catholic (or is he?), is now President of an evangelical Bible college in NYC: King’s College. Here are his comments from Sarah Pulliam Bailey’s article at CT: “I’m quite happy to acknowledge my Catholic background; at […]

 Kenda Dean’s new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church , and I will be blogging my way through it. Her fundamental insight is back-logic: we can infer from the condition of […]

Is a place like Iona, the famous island off the coast of Scotland where Columba set up a monastic community, holy? Do you think some places — as places — are “thin” places? What is a holy place? How is […]

I will be posting this a few times, but just to begin the notification process now. We will be blogging right here at Beliefnet through August 31 but on September 1 we will be at our new site. Please point […]

A friend passed a link to this article to me. I read it and it made me stop in my tracks and ponder what life was like, the injustice of it all, the ingenuity needed to cope with the injustice, […]

The heart of Psalm 29, after summoning the heavenly court and all beings to give honor to YHWH and to bow before YHWH, marches through reasons why YHWH ought to be praised: because of YHWH’s voice, which the NetBible translates […]

The parables of Jesus summon us to the edge of the world in order to imagine a world that can only be called “kingdom.” One scholar says Luke 7:41-43 is one of the treasured religious possessions of the Western world, […]

I like to read the headlines of major newspapers from all sides of the political spectrum, and that means I poke my nob into such notables as the NYTimes, WaPo, National Review, Christian Science Monitor, Slate, and of course the […]