The artists of Washington, D.C’.s, P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute spent all day Sept. 5, 2020, creating vivid, social justice-themed images on the plywood-covered stained glass windows at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House. Photo by Rachel Jones
After a fire, protests and the tear-gassing of peaceful demonstrators, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., boarded up its stained-glass windows and reluctantly agreed to the installation of a chain-link fence. But the congregation is finding ways for their building to remain a place of welcome and refuge, as are others in the city.
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In his new book, “Navigating the Future,” the dean of Duke Divinity School explores the concept of traditioned innovation and how it both was shaped by and continues to shape his leadership.
Though the pandemic has brought much change over the past year, Ash Wednesday still has a lot to teach us, says a pastor.
If our efforts toward racial reconciliation in the United States are rooted in white belief, they will serve only to erase difference and center whiteness, says a professor.
The pandemic has only reinforced that we are meant to accomplish things together, writes a communications specialist with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Theology teachers need, not new systems or solutions, but a renewed commitment to formation, writes a professor at Harvard Divinity School for the Theological Education Between the Times series.
Before the pandemic, members of the church and others gathered in the Rev. Jessica Ketola's home for meals and worship. Although meals and other activities are on pause, worship still takes place on Zoom. Photos courtesy of The Practicing Church
Borrowing from the Roman Catholic tradition of the parish, the pastor of a Vineyard house church focuses on serving the geographical area in which the church is located.
Talking about church buildings is fun for the bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis -- not just because she is trained in architecture and historic preservation, but also because it leads to questions like, “What is this congregation for?”
In the second edition of her book, the author of “Dear White Christians” reiterates that listening and responding to calls for reparations precedes the possibility of reconciliation.