Bad News, Theodicy, and Hospitality

Part Four of Reading the News Like a Christian By Abigail Woolley Cutter When I am tuned in to national and global events, I can’t avoid being aware of trouble in our world. So how can I possibly go on bein... Read More...

Trauma, the News, and God

Part Three of Reading the News Like a Christian By Abigail Woolley Cutter My two previous posts have explored a spirituality of reading the news. I’ve noted that exposure to events far away — whether report... Read More...

Judging Like a Christian

By Bryan Owen Do not judge, so that you may not be judged — Matthew 7:1 These words of Jesus are sometimes quoted to undermine attempts to name other people's behavior as morally wrong and sinful. "Who are you to judge what other people do or believe," we'r... Read More...

Which Neighbors?

Part 2 of Reading the News Like a Christian By Abigail Woolley Cutter For anyone who wants to share in the burdens of others, it can be difficult to take in the onslaught of global news without despair. In ... Read More...

The Weight of the World

Part One of Reading the News Like a Christian By Abigail Woolley Cutter There are weeks when, even though everything is going well in our house — the kids are happy, we parents are sleeping enough — a cloud... Read More...

The Caroline Divines and COVID-19

By Christopher D. Jones COVID-19 poses unique practical and moral challenges, as it affects the respiratory, circulatory, and neurological systems, and causes harm to vulnerable populations and the general public. So far in 2020 it has upended the global ec... Read More...

The gospel ain’t about you

The gospel is the proclamation that “the crucified and risen Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and therefore the Lord of the world.” And the time is ripe for a preaching ministry that reflects this gospel and equips the saints for the holy life which is our spiritual worship.