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Author Ruth Rosell

Ruth Lofgren Rosell is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling, Director of Contextualized Learning, and Director of the Buttry Center for Peace and Nonviolence.

Many people stay silent about climate change, preferring to avoid conflict. However, when danger is imminent, it’s time to speak up. And so it is time, as people of faith, to talk about the climate crisis. […] Read More

Hospitality to strangers is an integral part of the Christian faith tradition. Marjorie Thompson, in her 2005 book, “Soul Feast,” states it was “a hallmark of virtue for ancient Jews and Christians.” The writer of Hebrews holds up Abraham’s welcome of strangers for emulation: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing […] Read More

Veterans Day creates a ministry dilemma. As a pastor and religious leader, how can I be faithful in teaching what I believe to be central to following Christ and yet not unduly offend others? More specifically, how can I teach and preach that Christ calls us to be peacemakers and reconcilers, to love our enemies […] Read More

Veterans Day creates a ministry dilemma. As a pastor and religious leader, how can I be faithful in teaching what I believe to be central to following Christ and yet not unduly offend others? More specifically, how can I teach and preach that Christ calls us to be peacemakers and reconcilers, to love our enemies […] Read More