‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ Do I fear being poor, in spirit or otherwise, and prefer to be rich in brains, money, or influence? Is my desire for poverty of spirit congruent with my lifestyle? Do I use the word of God to rationalize my lifestyle, or…

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others.” – Matthew 23:23-23 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day…

The latest news on the election, global warming, Iraq, Pakistan, Darfur, Millenium Development Goals, faith and politics. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Election. Former Republicans campaign as Democrats Call it the year of the former Republican. At a time of widely expected Republican losses in both…

The Psalms defy our notions of profane and sacred, proving that everything we feel, witness, do unto others, and have done to us is acceptable subject matter for conversing with the Divine. They invite us to bring every part of ourselves into our houses of worship. If we omit expressions of faith lost, of rage,…

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