It’s a situation that is becoming more and more common: the parish rector maintains an active presence on Facebook and someone manages to become offended, perhaps at a very innocuous comment.
What does being Christian entail? What distinguishes the Christian community from other communities? What do the diverse Christian traditions hold in common?
The teachers and theologians of the Church will not escape present or final judgment, if they refuse to speak up and speak well in our time.
Matt Marino writes: “All branches of the American church have a problem retaining young adults.”
Expect bad karma when you steal from a priest.
There are questions, of course, about what constitutes a matter of taste. But few of us would really disagree that once you do find that mystical territory of taste, rational argument doesn’t enter into it.
Stanley Hauerwas, the man whom Time once called “America’s Best Theologian” said, “The future of the church is not found in things like this; the future is doing the same thing Sunday after Sunday.”