It's been a week now since our dear Neighbors Abbey "officially" ended. Kiera and I were part of this faith community for the last couple of years, and recently the circumstances of many folks involved with it made it such that it couldn't continue in the capacity that it had, and so it ended as an official church. Now, we've been through the endings of churches that we loved before.
One of the things I love most about theology is ecclesiology, the study of the church and how it lives with God in the world.
I have a close friend, Andy, and Andy runs in a number of different circles that give him an interesting perspective on political and religious debates.
Last week, we were at Cornerstone Festival 2010. Most years, I write a post or two in advance of the fest, previewing shows and seminars that I'm looking forward to, but this year it just didn't happen due to a lot of craziness that I'll talk about later.
If you follow such developments, you may have seen the Christianity Today interview with Jennifer Knapp in which she discussed her return to music, her faith, and her homosexuality.
Thanks to TheOOZE Viral Bloggers, I recently got to read Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, and Other Networks by Dwight Friesen.
Recently, for various reasons, there has been a good deal of talk about the merits and failures of abstinence-only sex education.
I've never been a person who wanted to go to Israel. I've known lots of people who wanted to go, and a good number of people - pastors and professors and such - who have been, but nothing I'd heard in the past has been at all compelling.
Jonathan Stegall is a web designer and emergent / emerging follower of Jesus currently living in Atlanta, seeking to abide in the creative tension between theology, spirituality, design, and justice.
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