Archive: February 11, 2007 - February 17, 2007
The quality of the relationship is the critical factor that distinguishes whether sexuality is sacred or profane.
By Jim Wallis | February 16, 2007; 8:12 AM ET | Comments (14)
Christianity has turned sex into something evil that must be repressed.
By John Shelby Spong | February 16, 2007; 7:05 AM ET | Comments (215)
Many religions drive with one foot heavy on the sexual accelerator and the other riding the sexual brakes.
By Wendy Doniger | February 15, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (114)
Intense sexual union puts one in touch with a reality that transcends traditional convention.
By Marcus Borg | February 15, 2007; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (16)
Like a playground fence designed to protect children from outside threats, God established boundaries for sexual expression to enhance our pleasure and protection.
By Cal Thomas | February 15, 2007; 8:46 AM ET | Comments (103)
The Judaeo-Christian tradition places sex within marriage so that it is like the fire in a home's hearth.
By Nicholas T. Wright | February 15, 2007; 7:04 AM ET | Comments (24)
Our challenge in Christianity is to lift up the sex-affirming and women-affirming parts of our tradition that have been ignored.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | February 14, 2007; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (103)
The flesh is sacred when it is held in dialectic with the spirit—when, that is, each can be distinguished but not separated (like two sides of a coin.
By John Dominic Crossan | February 14, 2007; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (36)
Punitive monotheistic religious attitudes toward sex have changed only to the extent that they have been modified by women who refuse to accept the notion that their enticing bodies are hopelessly impure vessels designed to tempt men.
By Susan Jacoby | February 14, 2007; 8:32 AM ET | Comments (203)
The way of love is not a subtle argument.
By Christopher Dickey | February 14, 2007; 7:35 AM ET | Comments (14)
Sex and religion are joined at the hip. The most interesting distinction is not between religions that do and or do not traffic in sex but between two aspects of a single religion, one of which regards sex as a...
By Wendy Doniger | February 13, 2007; 9:44 PM ET | Comments (4)
Think of it: There are over 300,000 houses of worship in America! If every one of them engaged in a serious effort to care for the environment what a transformation we would see!
By David Saperstein | February 13, 2007; 4:57 PM ET | Comments (11)
Many weeks went by until it gradually dawned on me that my letter to the bishop was not going to be answered. It never was.
By James Anderson | February 13, 2007; 3:01 PM ET | Comments (2)
To say ‘Well, God will do whatever with this world eventually, so for now I can pump carbon emissions and other harmful gases into its atmosphere,’ is simply illogical.
By Nicholas T. Wright | February 13, 2007; 8:25 AM ET | Comments (38)
Christians have sometimes been afraid of loving the world because of fear of “worldliness.” But worldliness and loving the world are very different.
By Marcus Borg | February 12, 2007; 6:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
The first time I met the Rev. Richard Cizik, vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, we talked about earth, not heaven....
By Eboo Patel | February 12, 2007; 5:09 PM ET | Comments (17)
I traded in our gas-guzzling Land Rover for a fuel-efficient, four-cylinder car because of common sense and a desire to make a contribution, not so much because of religious conviction.
By Michael Otterson | February 12, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (152)
Since people of faith are optimists who believe that the world can be made better, they should be active in saving the globe.
By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz | February 12, 2007; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (6)
Living in harmony with all life is a virtue for Christians, one that it is high time we took seriously.
By John Shelby Spong | February 12, 2007; 8:05 AM ET | Comments (7)
To treat creation as an expendable resource solely for our own use, without a thought for the larger good or the future is, I believe, sinful.
By Mark S. Sisk | February 12, 2007; 7:05 AM ET | Comments (21)
Much of my prayer is gratitude and wonderment--gratitude for a fantastic sunset, a beautiful day, an amazing flower, a moving piece of music.
By Julia Neuberger | February 11, 2007; 5:41 PM ET | Comments (4)
In religions which profess faith in God the Creator there should be special concern by "co-Creators," earthlings, to be good "stewards" of creation.
By Martin Marty | February 11, 2007; 1:15 AM ET | Comments (30)