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Everything Matters

Escape this world for heaven — it’s a tempting proposition, right? However, as author Anthony Jarrell maintains, Christianity does not preach this message but rather advocates a faith that encompasses all aspects of life. ... Read More...

Where Shall We Stand?

In this week's post, graduate student Warren Scherb reflects on the Church's position within a transitioning global climate. As a community of believers face a new era in history, Scherb urges readers to seek philosophical insight and spiritual wisdom in order to actively uphold justice.... Read More...

Saving the Soul of Our Democracy

Was John Lewis heretically pegged as a modern-day Jesus or honored for his great efforts toward racial justice? Through observation of Lewis' life and legacy, author Jordan Reed poses an even deeper question: Can politicians and public servants truly embody Christ's life and teachings? Do we, with the combined voices of church and state, sing of peace? ... Read More...

Masks, Racism and the Gospel of QAnon

In light of recent outcries and crises, how should the church uphold its purpose? We confront seemingly new challenges that scream for answers, and a sense of emergency may prompt ill-informed responses. However, through a broadening of perspective, believers may look back in time, drawing upon church history and past obstacles, to advance the kingdom of God through and beyond 2020.... Read More...

Moving Past the Church’s Racial Apathy

With the mounting racial tensions in today's social, political, and religious climates, the Church needs to function as a facilitator for reconciliation. Unfortunately, Christians have tended to approach the issue of reconciliation with apathy in recent years. How can we as Christians overcome these sentiments and ignite change both within and without the Church? Furthermore, why are churches especially equipped to serve as agents of reconciliation within our society?... Read More...

The Beginning of Something New

ECCLESIAM was birthed out of the idea to connect the church and the everyday Christian with the academy, with thinking deeply about issues that matter in helping the church and Christians navigate well into the 21st century. ECCLESIAM and its team ha... Read More...