Beyond the Divisions: Faith and Politics 2020

Election Day, Plus or Minus 100 Years

by Pam Durso Election day is finally here after what seems like the longest and most contentious political season ever. Surely this has been a year like no other. Historians in 2120… Read more »


The Problem We All Live With

by Keith Herron Our text:    Art – oil paints, mixed with precision for color and shading, all of it purposeful in the hand and creativity of one of the world’s masters; no… Read more »


The Spirit of Ubuntu

by Patricia L. Griffen One of the most memorable experiences from my childhood was a family road trip to the New York World’s Fair the summer of 1964. The trip made 1964… Read more »


Video Chapel Messages from Three “Beyond the Division” Opinion Writers

Central Seminary’s monthly chapel services during August, September, and October have featured three of the writers in the “Beyond the Divisions” series. Here are links to their messages: August: Greg Hunt, “Christian… Read more »


Choose Life

by Ruth Rosell “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live.” Deuteronomy 30: 19 These words are found in… Read more »


Demonstrating and Creating the World We Want to See

by Rev. Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins Political, economic, religious and ethnic divisions are so deep and wide in America now that some question the prospects of overcoming our polarizations towards the creation… Read more »


Countering the “Go Away” Spirit

By John Park “Go away!” Those two words hurt me and my group and kept echoing in my head for a while. My lead pastor and his wife, a deacon, and I… Read more »


Being a Christian Citizen in 2020 (A Response from a “Beyond the Divisions” Reader)

by Joe Marlow I am a follower of Christ, husband, father, grandfather, and citizen. These personal identifiers are the foundation of what David Brooks in his book The Road to Character calls… Read more »


Political Anxiety and Centering Prayer

by Robin Sandbothe In the first class of a spiritual formation certificate program which I’m about to complete, we were going around the room introducing ourselves. I happened to be sitting next… Read more »


Living into the Unknown

by Robert E. Johnson The science of psychology is dedicated to exploring human psycho-social motivation and behavior (among other things).  Thus psychology, together with the other social sciences, is committed to the… Read more »


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