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April 7, 2019

Isaiah 43:16-21 Water. It is life-giving, and the offer of it in the desert is literally hope bubbling up or flowing from the ground. In the context of the Babylonian Exile, this prophetic oracle of Second Isaiah, the image of water...

September 20, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] In a surprise announcement that seemed scripted by the novelist Dan Brown, a Harvard professor revealed an ancient scrap of papyrus on Sept. 18 that purports to refer to Jesus’ wife. The so-called “Gospel...

May 7, 2012

Demonstrators at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. silently display their desire for full inclusion in the church. United Methodist News Service photo/Kathleen Barry [Religion News Service] United...

February 13, 2009

Decades before she was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, when even the priesthood seemed an unlikely calling, a teenage Katharine Jefferts Schori wrestled with big questions through the night. In the darkness of the...

July 7, 2008

Those who have been inspired by the work of Dorothy Day, founder of Catholic Worker Houses of Hospitality, farming communes and retreat centers, now know more about her intimate, spiritual thoughts from her personal journals which were...

April 11, 2007

On a global scale, scholar and author Philip Jenkins says, Christianity is headed south.   While membership in churches north of the equator, particularly in mainline denominations, generally is falling off, pews in the so-...

July 8, 2004

Editor's note: The following independent news article is provided courtesy of Religion News Service. It is distributed here with permission; any reprint must credit RNS. More about RNS is available at: http://www.religionnews.com/. As...