On Terror

Last night I with most of the world was struck by the tragic events that unfolded in Manchester. For a while, these terror attacks were so prevalent, so frequent that I started to feel numb to them. Attacks like this were just part of the way the world works now. But something about what happened last night woke something up in me. These were teenagers. Kids that went to see a pop star at a…

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Friday Poll Question

Greetings friends! Ok, I don't even want to do this, or admit that it's happening, but I feel like this is the question we all need to explore today: What are you going to do today to enjoy our February Summer? Leave a comment below! Have a happy weekend everyone!

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Friday Poll Question

Happy weekend everyone! Today's question can be seen as a bit of a bummer, but maybe it would help us to figure out the places we need to avoid in our lives. Where are the places in your life that are the most difficult to feel God's presence? As always leave a comment below. See you on Sunday!

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Chosen People

I’m teaching the undergraduate Introduction to Religion course at Carnegie Mellon University this semester, where we’re looking at a number of traditions—Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim—and reflecting on the kinds of issues raised by religion in general. When we came to Judaism, one thoughtful student from another country asked about the idea of a “chosen people.” The Hebrew Bible focuses on …

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