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  • In Theory: Should Christians buy into Halloween?

    Q. Halloween is upon us again, and with the annual traditions of trick-or-treating and pumpkin-carving in the air, many Christians are looking to alternate ways of celebrating the holiday.
  • In Theory: Reflections on 9/11

    Today marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. What are your thoughts on this day? I am yearning for the goodness of humanity. I long to stand soft together in silence with people of many nations, our hats in our hands and...

    In Theory: Are parts of Scripture outdated and in need of change?

    It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...

    From the Back Pew: It's a season of healing

    From the Back Pew: It's a season of healing
    A lot can happen in one year. For the people of St. Luke's, 365 days has meant a lot of grieving. It has given the church new focus. And, most importantly, it has allowed for a lot of healing to take place. One year ago on Sunday, St. Luke's held its...

    In Theory: Free speech or abuse?

    In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, the Arizona state legislature has passed emergency legislation to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing victims' funerals, including that of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. The church's...