We are saved by Christ, of course. But Christ gives us eyes to see and ears to hear to recognize and respond to life differently. We end up living by what we “see” and how we enact that sight, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.
The WCA has thrived on sub rosa telegraphing that shows what they are really up to (despite their denials), while posturing themselves to be ” the only ones who have the truth,” writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.
The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper cites several sources to refute repeated allegations by traditionalist colleagues that progressives have no “cogent case” for LGBTQ-plus acceptance.
“Willful ignorance” on the urgent need to address climate change isn’t mere politics; it’s one more example of the age-old curse of Cain in killing our brothers, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.
Sharing the sadness and disappointment felt by many United Methodists, the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper examines the misogyny behind votes rejecting a church constitutional amendment meant to protect women and girls.
A closed-door meeting of some 50 evangelical leaders gives the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper a glimmer of hope that the pernicious influence of politics on American Christianity can be reversed.
A fundamentalist theology that claims God’s rules don’t apply to the “kingdoms of the world” ignores the prophetic witness of both the Old and New Testaments, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.
Key to “practicing the better” is to understand the formative images of the Bible – light, life and love, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.
Salvation isn’t “pie in the sky when we die,” but a never-ending journey into becoming whole through spiritual union with our infinite God, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.
Learning to see the sacred in the ordinary can be a key to “practicing the better” in life, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper.