The Christian Century

Founded on January 4, 1900, The Christian Century is a biweekly magazine published by The Christian Century. Its subject is religion. The Rev. John M. Buchanan is Editor and Publisher and David Heim is Executive Editor.

Articles from Vol. 116, No. 14, May 5

Dell to Take Post with Gay Support Group
Gregory Dell, convicted in a clergy trial for performing a same-sex union ceremony, will take on a new role this summer. The pastor of Broadway United Methodist Church in Chicago will become the director of In All Things Charity, an unofficial network...
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Exploiting Immigrant Workers
The two men had come with other Latinos from Texas to work in a Missouri meatpacking plant. They had once worked the fields, and had experienced all kinds of employers and working conditions. But their Missouri experience left them in disbelief. ...
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Give Me Liberty and Death: Assisted Suicide in Oregon
A 43-year-old Oregon man is progressively paralyzed by the advance of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Cared for by a hospice and his family in his travel trailer, the man requests a lethal dose of medication so that he can end his life. A physician,...
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Increasing Reverence
The Rev. seminarian Chad Foster wrote a letter to U.S. News & World Report (April 5) and reverently signed it as just described. The usage was new to me. Have you ever seen a seminarian reverendized"? The designation set me to doing some research....
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Littleton Mourns
Religious leaders around the world reacted to the April 20 shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, that left 15 dead--including the two students suspected of being the shooters--and 23 wounded. But responses also came from churchpeople...
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On the Slippery Slope
At the bottom of this slide lies the abrogation of moral strictures against suicide. Some of the most visible and forceful opponents of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are people who are severely disabled. Why do they take such an interest...
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Orthodox World Responds to Kosovo Crisis
A leading official of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has suggested that the main responsibility for a peaceful resolution of the Balkan conflict lies with the Yugoslav government. Marin Varbanov, a spokesman for the church's synod, also suggested that...
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Remember the Sabbath
As best I can tell, most Christians follow eight commandments, not ten. The second commandment was dispatched at the Council of Nicea in 787, when the church decided graven images were OK. If it had pleased God to become incarnate in a person, the...
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Signs of the Postdenominational Future
The presbyterian church (U.S.A.) has been through a quarter century of disagreement and division over homosexuality. In the past several years, the church has engaged in wrenching debates over amendments to its Book of Order, the legislative portion...
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Two Churches
Psalm 68: 1-10, 33-36 John 17:1-11 Acts 1:6-14 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 Two churches in Moscow. One Baptist, one Orthodox. One buried in an inner-city neighborhood, one sitting out in a muddy suburb. Neither one with any exterior beauty....
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