March 3, 2014 / Theology
Amanda Barbee on how the purity movement cloaks female sexuality in silence and shame, stunting women in their growth as sexual beings and causing long-lasting psychological and spiritual damage.
Karl Marx’s critique of religion is often misunderstood, and so the relevance of its insights for the Christian church go unrecognized. Taking Marx to church will present us with challenges and opportunities to struggle in solidarity with and for others in a world that is impoverished and decimated by global capitalism.
This review examines Crystal Downing’s Changing Signs of Truth, which successfully applies semiotics, an often arcane and inaccessible academic discipline, to the practical theological task of understanding the relationship between Christian faith and culture.
In the timely experiment that is Parish Collective, Paul Sparks and Tim Soerens discuss their attempt to reconnect congregations with both locality and one another in a fragmented and detached society, providing us with a unique vision of what it may mean to be church in the twenty-first century.