US Must Now Nourish New Narrative

US Must Now Nourish New Narrative

The election has brought about a change that a significant majority of voters believed is needed, and it has been celebrated nationally and internationally in what appears to be an unprecedented fashion. Divisions still exist, and resistance to change is predictable....

Can Christianity Be Reformed?

Pope Francis was recently asked about his process of reforming the Roman Curia and said that true renewal is the result “of the reform of the heart.” Three important ideas emerge from the pope’s understanding of¬†reform and renewal: 1. Renewal is not...

New Reform Jewish Leader Promises Revitalization

WASHINGTON (RNS) Rabbi Richard Jacobs, who will soon head the congregational arm of the largest Jewish denomination in North America, understands why so many Jews avoid synagogues. His own experience growing up in a Reform synagogue in Southern California, he said,...

To Embrace Reform, Churches Must Live With Chaos

The Christian faith has been marked by conflicts between reform movements and the establishment from the very beginning. (Consider Paul and the Judaizers.) Without a doubt, the Spirit of God tends to move in unusual and often chaotic ways. For the most part, reform...

Why Do Politicians Love Complex Solutions?

I challenge anybody to provide a simple, definitive and declarative interpretation of the opening statement in Ephesians. ¬† From verses 3 to 14, so much is going on here that translators can’t even agree where to put the commas. And talk about convoluted ideas!...