How many of us will tell the real story of Christmas this year? Not the one with the pastoral imagery of white-washed Nativities, but the one about the unlikely delivery of a child to an unwed couple in a filthy stable in a backwater town in a two-bit corner of the Roman empire?
What might it look like for us to seek the best for our political opponents? How can we imagine prospering under leadership we so deeply disrespect?
How do we know the Spirit is with us? How can we be sure that the Spirit is acting? Is it just a feeling, like a gut instinct that something other than ourselves is in control? Or is it something else altogether?
Despite the claims of some, the Bible is anything but clear in regard to any number of issues.
Does the 21st Century American church read the bible through the lens of the heroes or the victims? How might our understanding of the world change if we chose the right perspective?
How has fear gone from something explicitly commanded against to our primary motivation for our words and actions?
Exclusive claim or inclusive call? What do Jesus' words to his disciple Thomas in the run-up to the crucifixion really mean in an age of distrust and cynicism?