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It Matters: The Ethics of How We Treat Other Bodies
It Matters: The Ethics of How We Treat Other Bodies

By: Guy Sayles
Everything that happens to us - that is, to our bodies - matters to us and to God. In many ways, ethics is about how we treat bodies, our own and the bodies of others.

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An Incarnational Christmas, Anyone?
An Incarnational Christmas, Anyone?

By: Colin Harris
It's that time of year again when well-meaning people start lamenting the 'war on Christmas.' Maybe we should fret less about putting Christ back in Christmas and focus more on being Christ at Christmas.

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Let's Challenge Fear That Fuels Prejudice, Inhumanity
Let's Challenge Fear That Fuels Prejudice, Inhumanity
By: Matt Sapp
When people are afraid, they quickly fall into an "us" versus "them" mentality. This Christmas, let's no longer remain silent and have the courage to speak out against prejudice.
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Travels and Travails
When we were living in Baltimore back in the mid-80's, a sculptor created quite a controversy in nearby Washington, D.C. He depicted the holy family, not in the relatively warm confines of a stable, but as homeless, trying to take comfort from the warmth of a sewer grate in one of the city’s streets. Many people thought it unseemly to portray Jesus and his family that way. But it was probably more realistic than you might think. It just goes to show that traveling isn’t easy, especially when you have no home to which you might return. It just goes to show that there’s a dark side to Christmas because, despite all the Christmases that have come and gone, there is still not enough peace on earth.
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Your Choice: Engaged with Risk or Disengaged with Safety
Your Choice: Engaged with Risk or Disengaged with Safety
To follow in the path of Jesus calls for risky social engagement that seeks to meet and understand, to engage and help, to welcome and embrace "the other." The choice is yours.
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A New Prayer for a New Year: God Bless This Mess
A New Prayer for a New Year: God Bless This Mess
Many assume they need to get their lives together before they approach God. But God comes to us as we offer him our mess and invite him into the midst of it.
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Is Christmas About What God Did or Who God Is?
Is Christmas About What God Did or Who God Is?
Christmas is about a lot of things. What if it's also a disclosure of who God is that enables us to see a Christmas in every birth and the possibility of incarnation in every life?
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Photo or Portrait? How to Discern the Real Jesus
Photo or Portrait? How to Discern the Real Jesus
Even when you discern the difference between the biblical story and the natural lore that appeared later, the question still remains: Who is the "real" Jesus?
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Why We're Reluctant to Accept Jesus' Humanity
Why We're Reluctant to Accept Jesus' Humanity
It's easy enough for Christians to accept Jesus' divinity, but many of us find it hard to embrace fully his humanity. In loving us, God chose to face life as we face life.
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When God Came Down...“Unwrapping Jesus”
... that the real gift of Christmas is not that iPod or iPad, that sweater or coat or whatever it is you couldn’t live without, but the Christ child.
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In the Temple
For Mary, the temple was a place of letting go. And do you know why she had to do it, why Jesus had to let her know that he had a calling to fulfill that would be more important than even is love for her? Because of you, that’s why. And me... and all those whom he came to save. And for that, we can be most grateful.
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Christ Among Us
Being a witness is not just mouthing the words of what you’ve heard. Being a witness is to make a profound commitment to Jesus making your life further evidence that Jesus lived, suffered, died and was resurrected on the third day. It is to give your whole life as evidence of the truth. No matter of argument, even the silly debates being waged by the ardent scholars of faith and atheism we see on occasion seem to matter much in the end other than creating a carnival atmosphere that’s more smoke than fire. No one is converted by the bilious puff bags that claim to represent faith and no-faith. Not even Jesus attempted to talk someone into the kingdom. “Jesus understood that faith had to be seen, had to be touched, had to be experienced in his own flesh and in the living, and if necessary dying, witness of his disciples."
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