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. 110, No. 11, April 7

Archbishop Resigns amid Scandal
Roman Catholics gathered at a park in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 21 to pray for their beleaguered Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez, the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, and the stunned churches of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The prayer service,...
A Visit to the White House; Church Leaders Meet with Clinton
On a bright sunny day last month J. Irwin Miller walked back into the White House - his first visit in almost 30 years. And thereby hangs a tale. In 1964 Senator Hubert Humphrey stands on the steps of the U.S. capitol and thanks religious leaders for...
Balkan War Strikes Washington Community
In the violent nightmare that the former Yugoslavia has become, Dragan Ilic is just another faceless statistic - another possible victim of ethnic cleansing. But in the close-knit residential neighborhood around the U.S. capitol, Ilic's fate has become...
Corporate Responsibility: Challenging "Ordinary Business." (Column)
Corporate America has long been a major shaper of U.S. culture. Through product offerings, advertising campaigns, employment practices, and a large concentration of wealth, business corporations have significantly influenced the ways in which individuals...
Fleeting Fame
THE TRITE WARHOLISM is labeled "dictum 1960s" in my quotation book. My Eerdmanism may be labeled "observation 1990s." On February 5 I turned 65. The next night Eerdmans Publishing Company, the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and some of...
Sudan - the Next Somalia?
While Somalia has held the world's attention, a silent tragedy has engulfed neighboring Sudan, according to a report from the Mennonite Central Committee. Prolonged civil war and drought have killed an estimated 500,000 Sudanese, a figure that tops...
The Church in a Ditch; Points of Connection
The essence of the passion story is identification. God pitches a tent in the valley of human experience, identifying with us in the inevitable and sometimes insurmountable trials of daily existence and in the mystery of death. The plot presents...
The Human Web: Reflections on the State of Pastoral Theology
After completing - graduate work in religion and psychology, I found myself teaching pastoral care at a seminary. In making that transition I experienced two surprises. The first was the jolt of moving from the academic study of religion and social...

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