Jeremy Smith is the senior pastor of First Church, the First United Methodist Church of Seattle. He blogs at Hacking Christianity where he has written about non-traditional worship services and churches, including bar churches and dinner churches.
Elizabeth Goldstein is associate professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and a Reform rabbi. She specializes in Hebrew Bible and Jewish studies and has written many articles on Judaism and LGBT issues, gender and purity in biblical Judaism and in modern society. She is the author of Impurity and Gender in the […]
Gregory Wolfe is the founder and editor of Image, which examines contemporary art and literature’s intersection with religious traditions of Western culture. He also serves as senior fellow at the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture at Seattle University.
The Whidbey Institute for Earth, Spirit and the Human Future is an interreligious organization and a distinctive learning and retreat center committed to providing diverse educational offerings that contribute to positive spiritual, ecological and cultural transformation. It is based in Clinton, Wash., on Whidbey Island.
Brian Bantum is an associate professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific University. His research focuses on race and religion, and theology and identity. He contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.
David Thomas is dean of the School of Theology and professor of Practical Theology & Apologetics at Walla Walla University. He is an expert in Seventh Day Adventists.
Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ USA is a national Christian ministry that partners with local churches in the U.S. to focus on youth. The national office is in Dillon, Colo., but there are offices all around the nation, which it breaks down into four regions. The ministry has overseas branches in New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, […]
Tetsuden Kashima is a Professor of American ethnic studies and and an adjunct professor in the department of sociology at the University of Washington. He is the author of Buddhism in America: The Social Organization of an Ethnic Religious Institution. His research interests include World War II American and Canadian internment camps, Asian-American sociology and […]
Tara Brach is a leading Western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A clinical psychologist, she is the author of Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom […]