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A community that had love

October 23rd, 2011

It's been a week now since our dear Neighbors Abbey "officially" ended. Kiera and I were part of this faith community for the last couple of years, and recently the circumstances of many folks involved with it made it such that it couldn't continue in the capacity that it had, and so it ended as an official church. Now, we've been through the endings of churches that we loved before.

What user experience design says to ecclesiology

April 18th, 2011

One of the things I love most about theology is ecclesiology, the study of the church and how it lives with God in the world.

Offending and being offended

August 22nd, 2010

I have a close friend, Andy, and Andy runs in a number of different circles that give him an interesting perspective on political and religious debates.

On a sticker: “Liberal Logic: Terrorists have rights, Christians don’t.”

July 8th, 2010

Last week, we were at Cornerstone Festival 2010. Most years, I write a post or two in advance of the fest, previewing shows and seminars that I'm looking forward to, but this year it just didn't happen due to a lot of craziness that I'll talk about later.

The future of theological education

June 23rd, 2010

Last month, my wife graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where she got a Master of Divinity.

The gifts of Emergent

April 30th, 2010

Recently, Tony Jones asked his blog readers to note "Emergent's charism" to the broader church.

My public support for Jennifer Knapp, and some thoughts on sin

April 14th, 2010

If you follow such developments, you may have seen the Christianity Today interview with Jennifer Knapp in which she discussed her return to music, her faith, and her homosexuality.

Abstinence education, pledges, and real life

February 3rd, 2010

Recently, for various reasons, there has been a good deal of talk about the merits and failures of abstinence-only sex education.

Thinking of Israel

January 31st, 2010

I've never been a person who wanted to go to Israel. I've known lots of people who wanted to go, and a good number of people - pastors and professors and such - who have been, but nothing I'd heard in the past has been at all compelling.

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Jonathan Stegall is a web designer and emergent / emerging follower of Jesus currently living in Atlanta, seeking to abide in the creative tension between theology, spirituality, design, and justice.