Throughout my childhood, my sense of the Confederacy and the South was shaped in fragmented ways by two legendary generals, Lee and Bragg. They remain strangely present with me today as I continue to sort out the meaning of the place I live in. Though back then I lived just a hair south of the […]
I run in several belief-related communities. Most of my mom’s family is Jewish. Most of my dad’s family is Catholic. Both of my stepfamilies include members of several Protestant groups including Evangelical and Mormon. And there is a spattering of “nones” on all the various family trees. But the two belief-related communities I spend the […]
This summer, my wife and I taught a Sunday school series on the Jewishness of Jesus. It was not the first time we taught this topic. This delightfully progressive and thoughtful group was quick to acknowledge his Jewish heritage. However, they had never been exposed to our brand of teaching. We only had forty minutes […]
Axel Oaks Takács, Managing Editor, and Jennifer Peace, Coordinating Editor, share their thoughts on this issue and the institutional development of the field of interreligious studies.
In this article, the author wrestles with a possible common ground for interreligious theological dialogue and engagement as they relate to educational processes and ritual practices. Rituals and theories must be brought together to help us put thought and practice together. In order to do this, we need to start where it hurts, in our […]