Today in Theology

An archive listing of theology highlights from around the world.

The Loft Cinema will be screening the Tucson premiere of Vincent De La Torre’s film “Trails of Hope

Arizona Daily Wildcat | Ivana Goldtooth

The Loft Cinema will be screening the Tucson premiere of Vincent De La Torre’s film “Trails of Hope and Terror” on Thursday. The film is based on the book of the same title by Miguel A. De La Torre’s, Vincent De La Torre’s father. Both the film and book explore the plight of the undocumented Latin American immigrant from their perspective in a mix of hope and terror. Read more.

Ferguson: Reflections and Resources

General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church

Today, across America, so many of us are asking, “Where do we go from here?” We want to share some thoughtful reflections and resources on conflict resolution from our wonderful friends at JustPeace. We hope they bring comfort, offer guidance, and provide insight into the necessary steps toward justice and peace. Read more.

A Sad Night for America

Sojourners: God's Politics blog | Jim Wallis

Many black families woke up this morning knowing that the lives of their children are worth less than the lives of white children in America. The deep distrust of law enforcement in their own communities that so many African Americans feel just got deeper last night — 108 days since the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown — when the prosecuting attorney announced the decision not to subject the police officer who killed Brown to a trial where all the facts could be publicly known and examined. Read more.

Sand Creek Prayerful Preparation, Eads UMC, Nov. 29 | RM Conference UMC

The RMCUMC is sponsoring a prayerful preparation gathering at 9 a.m. Nov. 29, Eads United Methodist Church, 110 E. 11th Ave., Eads, Colo. Details and sign up

Volunteers needed to make lunches for Sand Creek Spiritual Healing Run. Contact: Rev. Carrie West at

Sand Creek 150 years later: A time to reflect and remember

Mountain Sky Outlook | Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky

The slow, difficult work of remembering the history, honoring those who died and healing broken communities and relationships continues. This is the work of cultivating abundant life. November 29, 2014 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. Read more.

Gay couples who want a religious marriage ceremony may not find welcome

The Denver Post | Tom McGhee

Colorado on Tuesday officially authorized same-sex marriages, but couples hoping to tie the knot in a religious ceremony will still face obstacles in many religious institutions not now performing gay marriages.

The issue remains an emotional and theological hot button for many believers. Read more.

State of the colony: Resident Aliens at 25

The Christian Century | Stanley Hauerwas | William H. Willimon | Miguel De La Torre

Twenty-five years ago, Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon sparked a lively debate about church, ministry, and Christian identity with their book Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony. Several pastors and theologians offered their perspectives, including Dr. Miguel De La Torre’s The wrong preferential option.

Churches Offer Sanctuary to Immigrants in Danger of Deportation

The Wall Street Journal | Miriam Jordan

Some religious congregations are offering sanctuary to illegal immigrants facing deportation, following President Barack Obama’s decision to delay an executive action that would possibly have staved off their removal from the U.S. Read more.

Religious Trends: Spirituality

Patheos | Featured Panelists

Many of those deeply interested in the spiritual life apart from particular religious traditions believe that the evolution of religion itself has been leading to a new age of god-awareness, an age of cosmic harmonizing between human consciousness and divine reality. Read more.

Church of England General Synod backs women bishops

BBC News | Robert Pigott

The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops for the first time in its history. Its ruling General Synod gave approval to legislation introducing the change by the required two-thirds majority. A previous vote in 2012 was backed by the Houses of Bishops and Clergy but blocked by traditionalist lay members. Read more.