“I don’t like to talk about empowering people. People have power.”
Eight Reasons Why Some Fulltime Pastors and Staff Should Go Bivocational
Some of you reading this post may need to get a new job. At least you may need to get an additional job.
How to celebrate “Don’t send your child to school day”
A group opposing Common Core standards has taken a stand! They are promoting “Don’t send your child to school day” on November 18. They want your help: “help us send a message to the federal government.” The group plans to show their opposition to Common Core by mass coordinated absence for one day of school. …
I’m an Atheist! Now What?
As I mentioned in my last blog post, unlike progressive traditions such as the United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalism, and Humanism—all of which stick closely to the college-educated demographic—atheism crosses all lines, from race to class to gender, et cetera. Some people never believe in a god; some realize one day that they have [Read More...]
This Advent, take a lesson from Thomas Merton
“From now on, everyone stands on his own feet. . . . The time for relying on structures has disappeared. They are good and they should help us, and we should do the best we can with them. But they may be taken away, and if everything is taken away, what do you do next?”
The Ever-Growing Religious Movement That Doesn't Get Enough Attention
How did ISLAM lead to the DARK AGES, then RENAISSANCE & REFORMATION?
Caliph Umar fought alongside of Mohammed in nearly all his battles Umar's daughter Hafsa was one of Mohammed's wives Waging jihad, Umar conquered enormous areas, including: -Eastern Roman Empire Muslim pirates terrorized the Mediterranean, blockading trade. This caused an economic disaster in Roman Europe by diminishing products moving from North Africa and the Middle East to Rome. An important item no longer shipped was papyrus -- reeds from the Nile delta which were used for paper in Europe. The sudden shortage of paper resulted in a decline of writing, literacy, and fewer books being written. This was a key factor in the beginning of THE DARK AGES. The world's largest and oldest library was in Alexandria,…
Four Dominican Sisters Stopped for Gas — and the Rest Is History
The Sisters' encounter with Tom Monaghan that day was manifestly providential. Today, twenty years after their founding on February 9, 19...
FAQ: Why does the Church care about Marriage?
In this 5-week series, MUR is going over a few of the FAQs on our website. This week we look at FAQ #10: Why does the Catholic Church care so much about marriage? Short answer: Because it’s such a good thing for people and for society. In fact, nothing really compares to marriage when it …
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…