(RNS) — Thunberg has suffered the same scorn and attacks heaped on other prophets of hope by the powerful and rich.
(RNS) — Advent, with its carols and holiday parties, may be the last vestige of a liturgical life lived in common. But even those who want to keep the Christ in Christmas forget that the season is about the hunger that we feel for the redeemed world.
(RNS) — A number of new Advent resources available this year admit a bleak midwinter spirit, drawing attention to grief and injustice.
(RNS) — The Scriptures support the optimistic view that we still have a chance to make the world welcoming for Christ and the view that Christ will come to end a world we've made a mess of.
(RNS) — The Old Testament prophets, whom we read during Advent, also spoke to people in doubt about bad rulers and an uncertain future. We too need to hear, 'God is on your side.'
(RNS) Light up the holidays. But don't ignite them.
(RNS) Whatever their religious traditions, the people who stood united in prayer as the news of victory came in Sunday witnessed the power of God, writes Shane Claiborne.
(RNS) Since his installation, Pope Francis has called not only for fundamental structural changes in the economy and society, but for people to organize from below to create change.
(RNS) Advent has its own songs and symbols and traditions, distinct from Christmas.
(RNS) But the language of 'F*** This S***: An Advent Devotional' isn’t all that different from the harsh words of the prophets, according to the Lutheran pastors behind it.
(RNS) Larycia Hawkins was suspended in December after college officials said her theological statements “seemed inconsistent" with the evangelical college's doctrines.
Some hope-filled words for those who are struggling through this holiday season.
(RNS) We aren't to be custodians of nostalgia or sacred custom. We are to respond boldly when God says, "See, I am making all things new."
(RNS) While many lament the commercialization of Christmas, others aren't letting Advent escape without a price tag.
There seems to be an unspoken and unwritten rule in even the most feminist-forward households that Women Are in Charge of Christmas. Women are the wonder-makers, the elves. We may delegate some responsibilities, but the red-nosed buck stops with us.
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