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Burnside Writers Collective
The Burnside Writers Collective is an online magazine for Christians looking for a connection with the world outside of franchise Christianity.

This is where we detail our high-minded principles. This is where we mention Truth and Beauty. This is where we tell you we want to introduce you to great art, stand up to hypocrisy, and publish thoughtful, world-shifting writing with a Christian perspective.
We believe in all those things. More even. We do want to shift the world. We believe Christians have a role that no one else can play in the story of the world. We want creativity and thoughtfulness to be Christian values again.
In the end, though, we want to publish writing we enjoy reading. That’s what it comes down to.
Religion  Christianity  Church  Family  Spirituality  Theology  Culture  Literature  Arts  Politics  Writing  SocialJustice  Magazines  Blogs  Articles  Testimonies  Websites 
january 2013 by fridalee
The Upper Room
The Upper Room® is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. From its beginnings as a daily devotional guide, The Upper Room has grown to include publications, programs, prayer support, and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service.
Religion  Christianity  Ministry  Missions  Spirituality  Discipleship  Leadership  Education  Publishers  Bookstores  Devotionals  Magazines  Publications  Resources 
january 2013 by fridalee
BJUnity | having compassion. making a difference.
BJUnity provides a safe harbor—a network of people and resources—for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and straight affirming people affected by fundamentalist Christianity.
BJUnity affirms and empowers lgbt+ people from Bob Jones University and other Independent Fundamental Baptist organizations.
BJUnity confronts homophobia in compassion, dignity and love, with the objective to promote dialogue and change.
Religion  Christianity  Church  Culture  Education  Sexuality  Ethics  GLBT  Fundamentalism  Activism  Resources  Articles 
january 2013 by fridalee
Lessons Learned While Listening: Christian Devotions for the Day to Day | Debra Fileta
A Christian Counselor's reflections on faith, life, love and God in the day to day...
First and foremost I'm a woman in love with her Lord. Secondly, the wife of an amazing husband. Thirdly, a proud mother two precious children. Fourthly, a Licensed Professional Counselor who has the honor of sharing in the lives of others. And lastly, I'm an author- who sees these words on a page as the most therapeutic part of my day. I'm writing my first book about dating and finding true love called True Love Dates. Look for it with Zondervan publishing, coming Fall 2013!
Religion  Christianity  Spirituality  Psychology  Relationships  Marriage  Lifestyle  Blogs  Authors  Devotionals  Articles 
january 2013 by fridalee
Grit and Glory | Alece Ronzino
My life is filled with a glorious grit. Or maybe it’s a gritty glory.
The beautiful dissonance of grit and glory is the soundtrack of my life as a missionary. It’s also the melody line of this season of my life as I move forward as a once-again single woman.
I enjoy the tension of my paradoxical life. The grit is what makes the glory so glorious. If it were all glory, I wouldn’t recognize it anymore. When souls saved and genuine hugs become mundane, I’ve missed out on the grit of my life. When answering emails and cooking dinner become overwhelmingly weighty, I’ve missed out on the glory. I need both, and I strive to see Him mixed into it all.
My life is nothing more than grit and glory.
Mostly grit.
I’m just a Long Island girl who’s passionate about grace, authenticity, and good salsa. I moved to South Africa when I was 19, where I lived and served as a missionary for 13 years {though I still shudder a bit at the word “missionary”}. I’m now a communications strategist and program architect for non-profits, embracing a new season of life in Nashville. {And I’m only half-joking when I say life in Africa prepared me for life in the South.}
I’m starting over after my marriage and ministry came to a screeching halt at the hands of infidelity and divorce. I live with far more questions than answers and try always to write candidly about the grit and glory of learning to trust God through uncertainty and loss.
I’m an extroverted introvert. I laugh really loud, dance in the car, and burst into random off-key songs. I despise choosing favorites, can’t decide which I crave more: roots or wings, and am on a lifelong search for the perfect margarita.
Most of all, I’m thankful for a God who writes remarkable redemption stories.
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january 2013 by fridalee
A Time To Laugh | He has made everything beautiful in His time. | Camille Lewis
I’m a happy wife to Grant and a gentle, work-at-home mom to my sweet children and six babies in Heaven. I am also an independent scholar, historian, published author, and freelance journalist — what is now called a “nontraditional academic.” I like to knit, smock, bead, scrap, read, and, of course, blog.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Brehm Center: creative integration of worship, theology, & arts in culture. - Brehm Center
Founded in 2001, and named after Fuller Seminary Board of Trustee members William and Delores Brehm; the Brehm Center’s mission is to revitalize the church and culture through the arts. We believe that God is the original artist, the first Creator. By engaging expert faculty, world-class artists, and visiting scholars to investigate the theory and practice of making art in ministry, we hope to inspire a new generation of culture-changers for Jesus’ name.
Often described as an “evangelical think tank”, the Brehm Center and its initiatives sponsor research, community outreach, and integrated education in worship, theology and the arts. The Brehm Center does not operate as a separate school at Fuller. Rather, a Brehm Center Emphasis can be pursued in tandem with any current Fuller Seminary Degree program in the schools of Theology, Psychology, or Intercultural Studies.
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january 2013 by fridalee
The Screaming Kettle | a blog by David Nilsen
My name is David, and I’m a 29 year old father and husband living in the small town of Greenville, Ohio. I more or less fit the bill of the trendy Christian bohemian – I love indie rock; I take deep meaning from classic and independent films; I find more encouragement and truth in the writings of Donald Miller and Anne Lamott than John MacArthur or Al Mohler; I hold my theological beliefs with an open hand; I take environmental and social justice issues very seriously (but of course don’t do enough about them). Your dad has never heard of my favorite beer breweries. Etcetera. You probably know the drill.
Recurring characters you will read a lot about here are my pretty-and-witty wife Lyndie and my daughter Yoselin (Yosi), whom we adopted from Guatemala at the age of 8 months in April, 2008.
I currently work a totally unsatisfying job as an I.T. Specialist at a bank, and also sell used and rare books on the side. I hope to make this my full time source of income in the next year or two by opening a brick and mortar shop on the charming downtown main street of our little burg.
I’ve been writing since childhood, and hope to publish a book before I’m too old to be obnoxious about it. I write creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and film reviews, though mostly only that first category makes it onto this blog.
I love to hear from readers, so feel free to use any of the following means to get in touch with me!
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january 2013 by fridalee
Stitching up the Seams | on every broken promise that [our bodies] couldn't keep. | Stitching Seams
Stitching Up the Seams was created to help me work through issues created in part by fundamentalist Christianity.
Hi. I’m Stitching Seams. Feel free to call me Stitch – or if you’d rather an actual name that’s still not mine (anonymous blog and all that) you can call me Joanna or Jo.
I’m a 25-year-old wife, daughter, and sister who grew up quite conservatively. While I’ve not left my faith, I’ve experienced sexual, spiritual, mental, and emotional abuse that has affected me to the point that I simply need an outlet where I can systematically explain what happened to me from my perspective.
Please understand. This is my story. My blog. Where my memory is fuzzy, I will say so. I will speak quite poorly of some people, even close friends – not out of anger or bitterness, but out of a proper understanding of their behavior towards me at various times. I am not perfect. I will not gloss over my mistakes, but neither will I apologize for them. I speak plainly, openly, and honestly – a trait that has gotten me into trouble more times than I can count. But I can assure you – with me, what you see and read is exactly what you get.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Michael Gungor (born September 11, 1980) is a singer/song writer living in Denver, Colorado United States. He leads a musical collective called Gungor that tours around the world performing and leading worship music in both mainstream and religious venues. Aside from his work with the band, he has written and produced music for other artists as well as help start a church in Denver called "Bloom".
Religion  Christianity  Worship  Music  Post-Rock  Artists  Hymns  Blogs 
january 2013 by fridalee
Left Cheek
Turning the other cheek since 75.
Looking towards the redemption of all creation and trying to find myself whole and moving within it.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Abe Kobylanski's Images and Words | Walking the line between faith and insanity
I am a nomad, a journeyman in a foreign land. I seek truth and justice but realize my own limitations. I seek unity among people, but it feels like something is in the way.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Brambonius' blog in english | I am a stranger on this planet
who am I? You might call me Brambonius, like some people do (mostly online) but my real name is Bram, and I’m from belgium, a very secular post-catholic little kingdom by the sea in Earope. My religious background is more pentecostal/evangelical, with a interest in all other branches of Christianity, and even more… I’m part of a vineyard Church.
I’m born around the time when John Lennon died, and I’m married and living in Antwerp, in the second-biggest city of Belgium. I like weird music, cooking with wild plants, and meeting people… My blog in Dutch can be found here (, and I also have a bilingual blog about plants and gardening called Hortus Brambonii (
If my English is not perfect, forgive me and keep in mind that I’m not a native speaker.
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january 2013 by fridalee
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side | Musings on Faith, Culture, And Life. | Travis Mamone
I'm not very good at introducing myself, but here is goes. My name is Travis Mamone. I live in Easton, MD. I work at a public library by day, and a freelance writer by night. I've contributed to a number of different websites and publications throughout the years, including Relevant Magazine, Burnside Writers Collective, Indie Ink, and The Upper Room. I also used to co-host the Something Beautiful podcast.
As far as what this blog is all about, well, let me begin by saying what this blog is NOT:
-This blog is NOT a guide to dating, sex (specifically how to avoid it before marriage), and surviving your twenties.
-This blog is NOT a political blog where I try to fit God into a tiny little political box. As far as I know, Jesus is not a liberal, a conservative, a libertarian, an anarchist, a socialist, a capitalist, etc.
-This blog does NOT have any cute cat pictures. I like cats, though.
-This blog is NOT just a "gay Christian blog." As a bisexual man, I do talk about LGBT-related issues a lot. But not in every single post.
So what is The Boy With The Thorn In His Side all about?
This blog is the story of my ever-evolving faith. There are times when God is so clear to me that I can hardly take it, and other times when He doesn't make a darn bit of sense. Either way, I hope you'll join me in my journey, and feel free to share your story with me.
And as far as the title, yes I like the Smiths! But the phrase "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" more as a reference to the thorn in Paul's flesh. In my weakness, that's when I can feel God's strength the most.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Anarchist Reverend | Shannon (Shay) Kearns
My name is Shannon (Shay) T.L. Kearns and I write as the anarchist reverend. I graduated in 2009 from Union Theological Seminary with my Master of Divinity. I was ordained as a Deacon in the North American Old Catholic Church in June and will be ordained the the priesthood in the near future. This site is a collection of original sermons and theological musings on the intersection of theology and being trans*. I also write about Christian anarchism, the church, and church planting. The views presented on this website belong to me alone and do not represent trans* people as a whole, all christian anarchists, or the church I work for. Everything on this site is copyrighted so please do not steal.
Religion  Christianity  Church  Ministry  Missions  Theology  Culture  Ethics  Sexuality  Reading  Anarchism  Activism  Catholicism  GLBT  Blogs  Sermons  Reviews  Resources 
january 2013 by fridalee
Crooked Neighbor, Crooked Heart. | Dani Kelley
In general: obsessive geek, lover of words, passionate friend, skeptical feminist, fighter of depression, reluctant activist, survivor of sexual assault, thinker of many thoughts, struggling writer.
By trade: almost equal parts graphic designer, web designer, email campaign manager, marketer, copywriter, and illustrator.
This blog is where I contemplate different issues that interest or affect me. A lot of those issues will involve feminism, surviving various abuse, and discovering how to better interact with my world. For more on what that means for conversations on this blog, please see the comment policy.
Religion  Christianity  Spirituality  Psychology  Sexuality  Culture  Healing  Writing  Feminism  Activism  Blogs  Authors  Resources 
january 2013 by fridalee
Homepage Content | Believe Out Loud
Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Reaching nearly one million individuals a week, we elevate the people and places where Christianity and LGBT justice intersect.
Through our new-media platform, friends and allies gather, share, grow, build community and take action. If you are new to LGBT inclusion and Christianity, we are a safe space to learn about how others tie their faith to LGBT equality. Everyone is invited to our table.
Publicly launched in 2009, we have worked to support conflicted Christians and advance the decades-long movement for LGBT-inclusion within mainline Protestantism. Today, Believe Out Loud represents the breadth of Christianity – from Catholics to Evangelicals, Baptists to Presbyterians, to individuals who are Christian but have no formal faith community. We are also home to atheists, agnostics and those from other religious traditions who share our passion for LGBT equality. Our members are united behind a simple pledge: to stand up for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in our churches, our communities, our schools and our workplaces.
Break the silence.
Join the movement.
Believe Out Loud.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Sarah Over the Moon | Sarah Moon
Working my way from fundamentalism to freedom (without losing my mind)
Thank you for visiting my blog!
In it, I tell stories, and I stand on soapboxes.
I call out and I call to action.
I try to figure out who God is.
I attempt to reconcile my Christian faith with my feminist politics.
Welcome readers!
My name is Sarah Moon, and I am a writer and student. I am currently attending Bowling Green State University in Ohio, pursuing a degree in Women’s Studies.
I am a feminist and a member of BGSU’s Organization for Women’s Issues. I am passionate about reconciling my Christian faith with feminism, and about helping to make the church a better place for women everywhere.
I’m opinionated, but I appreciate other points of view, so feel free to ask me any questions!
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january 2013 by fridalee
Are Women Human? — Debunking gender myths
Are Women Human? is a blog about issues of gender and sexuality in Christian communities, and broader social justice issues in the church. AWH? exists to create greater awareness about the oppression of marginalized groups in Christian churches, provide a safe space where people can safely discuss their experiences in the church, and be a voice for greater equality and justice in the church. Email AWH? at arewomenhuman2 at gmail dot com.
AWH? is run by T.F. Charlton (better known as Grace to readers), a former evangelical Christian, recovering academic, spouse, and parent. She’s also a writer and commentator on media and culture from a black, Nigerian American, queer feminist perspective. Say hi to her on Twitter at @graceishuman.
KiriAmaya is a former evangelical, atheist, disabled trans woman and a contributor to AWH. She hopes to use her experience and insight into evangelicalism to bring a new perspective to this blog, to push back against anti-queer abuse, and to give help and support to those hurt by and recovering from it. Kiri also blogs at Kiri 4.0.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Dianna E. Anderson: Faith and Feminism
Dianna Anderson is a 26 year old writer living in Chicago, IL. She has a Master of the Arts in English from Baylor University and a Bachelor of the Arts in theology and philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls. Her MA thesis was done on the very nerdy but very fun topic of Harry Potter (and if you ever want to engage her on a debate as to whether or not it’s “real literature,” email her. She’ll win.)
She grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and is the daughter of two wonderful parents and the sister to two older brothers. Her oldest brother, MJ, has Down Syndrome, but lives on his own in Sioux Falls and works at a local hotel. Her other brother, Marc, is married to a wonderful lady named Carrie and is the father of the world’s cutest baby (seriously, no baby can match this little girl). Marc works as a pastor of a large church in the small town of Huron, South Dakota.
She is also a huge nerd. Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Narnia (along with almost anything CS Lewis), Torchwood, Sherlock – if it’s on BBC America, chances are I’m watching. Except for The Tudors. That show is just stupid – Henry the Eighth was a very large man and not at all sexy. He likely had syphilis. That ain’t pretty.
Welcome to the blog! Any questions? Feel free to email!
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january 2013 by fridalee
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Welcome to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary & College, SBC. Located just minutes from downtown Kansas City, Midwestern’s doors stand open to those willing to pay the price of diligent study, hard work and sacrificial service to become God’s leaders of tomorrow. If that’s you, Midwestern is truly an exciting place to be!
MBTS consists of an undergraduate college (Midwestern Baptist College, SBC), a graduate professional school and a school of doctoral programs. The purpose of each school is to serve as a community of higher learning for men and women who are called to Christian ministry. As an agency of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Midwestern operates in covenant with the churches of the SBC and has keyed its purpose, as well as its doctrinal and moral stance, to official Convention positions and actions.
Our mission states that Midwestern serves the church by biblically educating God-called men and women to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Whether you're searching for a place to further your education in response to God’s calling or just want to get a bit more information, we’re glad you visited us.
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january 2013 by fridalee
中華基督宗教研究中心 Centre for Sino-Christian Studies | 香港浸會大學

◎ 致力在以下三方面研究取得較卓越的成就 ﹕基督教神學,宗教哲學,社會倫理。並試圖在每個研究項目中,把這三種進路整合,以提供更廣闊的視野,及體現多元學科的綜合進路;
◎ 促進基督宗教研究與其他學科(如自然科學、社會科學、人文學科等)的科際對話;
◎ 在“文化中國”中建立及聯繫地區性和國際性的基督宗教研究網絡;
◎ 維持“基研網”──一個促進中華基督宗教研究的學術網站,提供網上資源和資訊。

Religion  Christianity  Theology  Philosophy  Ethics  Science  Sociology  Culture  Education  Research  Institutes  Universities  HongKong  China 
january 2013 by fridalee
Department of Religion and Philosophy, HKBU
The Department of Religion and Philosophy aims at equipping young persons to face the unprecedented rapid changes that Hong Kong has experienced in the last few decades. In doing so, students are provided with substantial information on ideas and practices of both religious and philosophical traditions and are prepared with critical, analytical and interpretative skills.
Religion  Buddhism  Taoism  Confucianism  Christianity  Theology  Philosophy  Sociology  Ethics  BibleStudy  ReligiousStudies  Education  Research  Universities  HongKong 
january 2013 by fridalee
谈妮 | 新浪博客
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基督工人神學院 | Christian Witness Theological Seminary
過去逾三十五年,本院蒙主賜福,造就了不少主的工人,在各地事奉神,並且在師資、課程、院舍、學生素質等方面力求進步。一九九六年夏,「基神」遷至東灣之康科德 (Concord),二零零九年一月,暫遷至南灣苗必達市 (Milpitas) ,並於二零一零年一月遷至聖荷西市 (San Jose),校舍更為寬敞,設備更加完善。課程方面,現有教牧學博士學位課程、三個碩士學位課程、兩個文憑及兩個證書課程。老師方面,現有專任教授七位、客座教授十多位。學生來自中國、香港、台灣、東南亞、北美及世界各地。除訓練全職教牧人員外,學院也致力信徒領袖訓練。自二零零四年九月開始,假聖荷西基督徒會堂設立教學中心,開辦部份時間的碩士及文憑課程。此外,本院於灣區及外州不同地點設有延伸課程中心,一併推動「信徒神學證書課程」。
「基神」已於二零零四年六月獲「美加神學院協會」(ATS)接納為副會員(Associate Member),並致力獲取正會員的身份。
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january 2013 by fridalee
Center on Religion and Chinese Society Home Page
The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue has been established to advance the social scientific study of religion in Chinese societies and among the Chinese in diasporas. Both of the words “Chinese” and “religion” are inclusive here. We are interested in all religions and spiritualities practiced by the Chinese anywhere in the world, and being Chinese in the global era means being cosmopolitan and going beyond existing boundaries. We hope that our research projects and scholarly exchanges will help to deepen scholarly understanding of Chinese religions, and will enhance mutual understanding of Chinese and American peoples. We would like the CRCS to become a bridge – a bridge between scholars at Purdue and scholars in other parts of the United States, a bridge between Chinese and American scholars across the Pacific, and a bridge between scholars and the public through media, symposia, lectures, and publications. We hope CRCS will serve the scholarly community of Chinese religions in the global village.
Religion  Christianity  Society  Sociology  ReligiousStudies  SocialSciences  Education  Research  Chinese  Universities  Institutes  News  Events  Publications  Resources 
january 2013 by fridalee
麦克 | 石衡潭 | 新浪博客
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january 2013 by fridalee
你既教别人还不教导自己吗 | 小牧童 | 新浪博客
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january 2013 by fridalee
天国蜜女 | 张文文牧师 | 新浪博客


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杨凤岗的博客:信仰与社会 | 新浪博客
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january 2013 by fridalee
Official Website | Church of God International
The Church of God International Offices in Cleveland Tennessee is the headquarters of an international pentecostal denomination of Christian churches.
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january 2013 by fridalee
Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The mission of the Church, as stated in The Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (page 855), is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
The 2012 General Convention established the Anglican Communion Five Marks of Mission as a mission priority framework for the 2013-2015 triennium:
· To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
· To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
· To respond to human need by loving service
· To seek to transform unjust structures of society
· To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
Religion  Christianity  Church  Ministry  Worship  Spirituality  Reference  Libraries  Resources  Devotionals  Sermons  Publications  Videos  Podcasts  Anglicanism  USA 
january 2013 by fridalee
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)
The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) is a North American Confessional Lutheran denomination of Christianity. Characterized as theologically conservative, it was founded in 1850 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of 2011, it had a baptized membership of over 383,506 in 1,287 congregations, with members in all 50 US states and 4 provinces of Canada. It is the third largest Lutheran denomination in the United States, following the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).
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january 2013 by fridalee
Home : International Arts Movement
IAM is a movement of people. We are professors, students, practicioners, gallerists, entrepeneurs, clergy, and parents. We seek to serve and inspire anyone committed to working at creative and artistic endeavors large and small in the interest of human flourishing.
We are a grass-roots movement, and as we come to the end of the year, we depend on your grass-roots contributions. Thanks so much for anything you're able to offer, small or large, to the work of the movement.
IAM is a movement dedicated to inspiring all people to engage their culture to create a more good and beautiful world. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), IAM presents lectures, performances, exhibitions, screenings, projects, and workshops. Our programming and resources equip the creative community to generate good, true, and beautiful cultural artifacts: sign-posts pointing toward the “world that ought to be.” Through understanding the culture that is and looking toward what could be, we hope to rehumanize our world.
The world is not as it ought to be. We long for meaningful existence and involvement in our culture - to be part of a story greater than ourselves. Often our reality is a broken and fragmented story in which dignity and value are stripped from humanity. Art and creativity, as universal languages, can begin to address this dehumanization. The world needs artists and visionaries to lead the way in seeing beyond the trivial to the transcendent, bringing synthesis to fragmentation, and hope to despair.
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january 2013 by fridalee
80年代中期开始文学创作,著有诗集《大地上雪浴的女人》《银笛》《生命的长吟》,诗文集《天地的馨香》,长篇小说《柔情无限》、《放逐伊甸》、《红墙白玉兰》等。约100多万字 发表于海内外。现居美国,从事编辑和写作。
Religion  Christianity  Literature  Culture  Evangelism  Writing  Authors  Articles  eBooks 
january 2013 by fridalee
Enact | Reflections on the Drama of Faith
Enact. An invitation and a challenge.
The invitation comes from God, the Author of existence. Repent and believe that God wrote and directs this drama of life and we do not.
The challenge is not just to believe, but to participate in the drama in a way that pleases the Author. What counts is faith enacted through love.
This blog is a space to reflect on this invitation and challenge. It represents faith seeking performative understanding.
Religion  Christianity  Theology  Church  Ministry  Missions  Culture  Ethics  Literature  Theatre  Arts  Education  Research  Blogs  Academics  Authors  Publications  Reviews  Quotes 
january 2013 by fridalee
Bulletin for the Study of Religion
Welcome to the blog site for the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, published by Equinox. The co-editors of the Bulletin are independent scholar Philip Tite of Seattle, Washington (USA) and Kelly J. Baker who teaches religious studies and American Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville . The associate editor is Matt Sheedy, a doctoral candidate at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada). This site is currently maintained by Nathan Rein of Ursinus College. Thanks for visiting.
The Bulletin publishes articles that address religion in general, the history of the field of religious studies, method and theory in the study of religion, and pedagogical practices. Articles featured in the Bulletin cover diverse religious traditions from any time period (from ancient religions to new religious movements), but are typically distinguished by their social scientific methods (e.g., historical, sociological, anthropological, cognitive scientific) or critical theory apparatus (i.e., post-colonialist, post-structuralist, neo-marxist). The Bulletin is unique in that it offers a forum for various academic voices to debate and reflect on the ever-changing state of the field, and insofar as it encourages scholars continually to engage meta-level questions at the leading edge of inquiry.
Religion  Christianity  Hinduism  Islam  Politics  Culture  Society  Criticism  Education  Research  Reading  ReligiousStudies  SocialSciences  Blogs  Academics  News  Reviews  Interviews  Events 
january 2013 by fridalee
The Blogging Parson | Michael Jensen | Theology Ethics Literature Politics
I completed my doctorate on Martyrdom and its meaning for the Self in 2008 and now I live in Sydney where I teach Christian Doctrine at Moore College.
Religion  Christianity  Theology  Ethics  Literature  Politics  Education  Research  Blogs  Academics  Anglicanism 
january 2013 by fridalee
International Theological Seminary — A world to reach
Internationally renowned for mission education, International Theological Seminary offers a variety of degree programs for graduate students. Students experience the "ITS Difference" and our strong tradition of excellence in the classroom and in the community. Outstanding and innovative academic offerings combine with a diverse campus community, the best faculty, and a central location in the city of El Monte to make it one of the nation's most desirable theological educational institutions.
Religion  Christianity  Theology  Ministry  Education  Research  Seminary  USA 
january 2013 by fridalee
Religion  Taoism  Buddhism  Christianity  Aesthetics  Education  Research  ReligiousStudies  Universities  Institutes  China 
january 2013 by fridalee
Wenstrom Bible Ministries
Wenstrom Bible Ministries is a non-denominational church, which teaches the Word of God verse by verse. The purpose of this church is to make sound doctrine available to believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.
Religion  Christianity  Church  Ministry  BibleStudy  Theology  History  Education  Resources  Libraries  Sermons  eBooks 
january 2013 by fridalee
World Methodist Council | Worldwide association of Methodist, Wesleyan and related Uniting and United Churches
The World Methodist Council is a worldwide association of 77 Methodist, Wesleyan and related Uniting and United Churches representing over 80 million people. It engages, empowers and serves the member Churches by encouraging Methodist unity in witness, facilitating mission in the world, and fostering ecumenical and inter-religious activities. It promotes obedience to the Great Commandment of Jesus Christ to love God and neighbor and to fulfill the Great Commission to make disciples through vibrant evangelism, a prophetic voice, cooperative programs, faithful worship and mutual learning.
Religion  Christianity  Church  Methodism  Associations  News  Events  Resources 
december 2012 by fridalee
World Communion of Reformed Churches - WCRC | Bringing together 80 million Reformed Christians worldwide
We are a network of Protestant churches in 108 countries. Our member churches are Presbyterian, Congregational, Reformed, Waldensian, United, and Uniting with an estimated combined membership of 80 million people.
Religion  Christianity  Church  Reformed  Associations  News  Events  Resources 
december 2012 by fridalee
Council for World Mission | Partnership of Churches in Mission
The Council for World Mission is a worldwide community of Christian churches. The 31 members are committed to sharing their resources of money, people, skills and insights globally to carry out God’s mission locally. CWM was created in 1977 and incorporates the London Missionary Society (1795), the Commonwealth Missionary Society (1836) and the (English) Presbyterian Board of Missions (1847).
Religion  Christianity  Church  Missions  Associations  Events 
december 2012 by fridalee
香港基督教協進會 | Hong Kong Christian Council
Religion  Christianity  Church  HongKong  News  Associations  Activism  HumanRights  SocialJustice 
december 2012 by fridalee
American Family Association
Pro-family action site promotes traditional family values, focusing primarily on the influence of television and other media on our society.
Religion  Christianity  Family  Marriage  Sexuality  Culture  Ethics  Conservatism  Fundamentalism  Activism  Associations  Journals  Videos  Podcasts  Blogs  USA 
december 2012 by fridalee
Wittenburg Door
Online version of Christian satire magazine. Selected articles from current and previous issues.
Religion  Christianity  Church  Culture  Satire  Humor  Magazines  Articles  Reviews  Interviews  News  Opinions  USA 
december 2012 by fridalee
In Memory of Brother Yang | Brother Andrew Yang
提后4:7-8 那美好的仗我已经打过了。当跑的路我已经跑尽了。所信的道我已经守住了。从此以后,有公义的冠冕为我存留,就是按着公义审判的主到了那日要赐给我的。不但赐给我,也赐给凡爱慕他显现的人。
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december 2012 by fridalee
Faith Forward — Voices from the Mainline, Progressive and Emerging Church
Welcome to Faith Forward, the group blog of the Progressive Christian Portal at Our hope is to create an online space for a wide variety of forward-thinking voices from the mainline, progressive and emergent church around the conversations that are shaping the future of the Church.
We are pastors, scholars, youth ministers, sacred artists, spiritual directors, laypeople, parents and youth — all seeking to express some piece of the glorious mystery of what it is to live faithfully as a Christian in a multi-faith world. We’ll be hosting conversations on the changing church landscape, transforming theology, spirituality, preaching, faith and culture, faith and politics, religion and science, interfaith dialogue, movies, the arts and sports.
Our faith is nothing if it’s not alive and incarnate in the world. We hope the conversations we’re hosting will inspire you to be a more alive and gracious person of faith in this rapidly changing world. Come back often and join a discussion that inspires you, or raises a question for you. And if you’d like to add your voice to this conversation, contact Portal Manager Deborah Arca at Blessings!
Religion  Christianity  Theology  Spirituality  Church  Ministry  Culture  Arts  Politics  Science  Education  Research  EmergingChurch  Blogs  Opinions 
december 2012 by fridalee
Dan Kimball | Vintage Christianity
On staff at Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, CA. Professor of Missional Leadership at George Fox University and Director of the Origins Project.
Author of:
-They Like Jesus But Not The Church
- Adventures In Churchland: Finding Jesus In The Mess Of Organized Religion
- Emerging Worship
- The Emerging Church
Religion  Christianity  BibleStudy  Church  Ministry  Missions  Leadership  Culture  Authors  Blogs  Publications  Events  EmergingChurch 
december 2012 by fridalee
The Imaginative Conservative
The conservative is concerned, first of all, for the regeneration of spirit and character—with the perennial problem of the inner order of the soul, the restoration of the ethical understanding, and the religious sanction upon which any life worth living is founded. This is conservatism at its highest.--Russell Kirk
We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful. We address culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the American Republic in the tradition of Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Edmund Burke, Irving Babbitt, Paul Elmer More, Wilhelm Roepke, Robert Nisbet, M.E. Bradford, Christopher Dawson and other leaders of Imaginative Conservatism.
Politics  Economics  Law  Culture  Literature  Arts  Religion  Christianity  Philosophy  Ethics  Humanities  Education  Research  Reading  Conservatism  Journals  Articles  Reviews  Opinions  Resources  Blogs 
december 2012 by fridalee
Socrates in the City | "The unexamined life is not worth living"
The Greek philosopher Socrates famously said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." Taking this as a starting point, Eric Metaxas thought it would be valuable to create a forum that might encourage busy and successful professionals in thinking about the bigger questions in life. Thus Socrates In The City: Conversations on the Examined Life was born.
Every month or so Socrates In The City sponsors an event in which people can begin a dialogue on "Life, God, and other small topics" by hearing a notable thinker and writer such as Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. Wright, Os Guinness, Peter Kreeft, or George Weigel. Topics have included "Making Sense Out of Suffering," "The Concept of Evil after 9-11," and "Can a Scientist Pray?" No question is too big—in fact, the bigger the better. These events are meant to be both thought-provoking and entertaining, because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life's biggest questions shouldn't be exciting and even, perhaps, fun.
Religion  Christianity  Culture  Arts  Philosophy  Science  Theology  Apologetics  Events  Lectures  Videos  Resources 
december 2012 by fridalee
MARS HILL AUDIO is committed to assisting Christians who desire to move from thoughtless consumption of contemporary culture to a vantage point of thoughtful engagement. We believe that fulfilling the commands to love God and neighbor requires that we pay careful attention to the neighborhood: that is, every sphere of human life where God is either glorified or despised, where neighbors are either edified or undermined.
Religion  Christianity  Culture  Literature  Arts  Politics  Economics  Theology  Philosophy  Ethics  Education  Research  Reading  Magazines  Podcasts  Resources  Publications  Interviews  Reviews 
december 2012 by fridalee
Comment Magazine | Cardus
Comment magazine serves Christian leaders and culture makers with rooted, fresh ideas for the faithful practice of North American public life. Leaning on 2000 years of Christian thought, we seek a renewed social architecture - "not new wine into old wine-skins, but old wine in new wineskins for festive drinking" (Calvin Seerveld, "Footprints in the Snow").
Comment works to:
read the Bible in public
love faithful institutions
prophesy, not parrot social relevance
pursue proximate justice
recover the lost logic of church
Comment is the first principles journal of Cardus, a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. We publish online essays, reviews, and opinions, as well as a print edition.
Religion  Christianity  BibleStudy  Spirituality  Theology  Culture  Literature  Arts  Philosophy  Politics  Ethics  Church  Ministry  Society  PoliticalTheology  SocialJustice  Articles  Reviews  Interviews  Opinions  Magazines  USA 
december 2012 by fridalee
Oxford Journals | Humanities | Journal of Theological Studies
Founded in 1899, The Journal of Theological Studies crosses the entire range of theological research, scholarship and interpretation. Ancient and modern texts, inscriptions, and documents that have not before appeared in type are also reproduced.
Religion  Christianity  BibleStudy  Theology  Education  Research  Journals  Articles 
december 2012 by fridalee
Cambridge Journals Online - Harvard Theological Review
Published on behalf of the Faculty of Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Theological Review has been a central forum for scholars of religion since its founding in 1908. It continues to publish compelling original research that contributes to the development of scholarly understanding and interpretation in the history and philosophy of religious thought in all traditions and periods - including the areas of Judaic studies, Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Christianity, archaeology, comparative religious studies, theology and ethics.
Religion  Christianity  Judaism  BibleStudy  Theology  History  Archaeology  Philosophy  Ethics  ReligiousStudies  Education  Research  Journals  Articles 
december 2012 by fridalee
L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture | Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The intention of  L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture is to engage culture as salt and light, bringing the Christian faith to bear upon all areas of the human experience in a spirit of Christian love and respect.  It is dedicated to providing a responsible voice in the public square speaking Christianly both in content and in spirit to the issues and concerns facing contemporary culture. In addition, the Center is committed to supporting, encouraging and helping the community of faith in all aspects of its mission and ministry. Thank you for your interest in the Center.
Religion  Christianity  Theology  Spirituality  Culture  Arts  History  Philosophy  Ethics  Science  Apologetics  Evangelism  Seminary  Education  Research  Articles  Reviews  Interviews  Lectures  Events  Resources  Websites  Publications 
december 2012 by fridalee
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