Challenging Classism

Cynthia Rigby, Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, recently proposed that churches develop "concrete ways of challenging classism and promoting economic justice." She recommends that they accomplish this by honestly reflecting on the ways they themselves are complicit in fostering classism, and repenting of their own classist ways and re-committing themselves to being communities that do not privilege those who are richer over those who are poorer. So Read More …

A Challenge to Change

Cynthia Rigby, professor of theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, recently contributed to Bill McKenzie's Texas Faith Blog on the topic of whether or not religion has lost its bite.  Rigby's words are appropriately challenging for those who follow the way of Jesus: The point of true religion is not to notarize our behaviors, but to challenge us to change.  The Gospel pulls the rug out from under us and our ways by telling us we should do radical things such as share our Read More …

Is the World Getting Better?

William McKenzie recently used his "Texas Faith" column in the Dallas Morning News to explore the question: Is the world getting better?  Rather than answering the question personally, McKenzie provides responses from several local religious leaders to respond.  Each leader provided a narrative response.  Their responses fall into three categories: The world is getting better. Those favoring this position include Geoffrey Dennis (Rabbi, Congregation Kol Ami, Flower Mound; faculty member, Read More …