Kelly Latimore: ‘What is our church art for?’
Iconographer Kelly Latimore creates art that uses a traditional style to depict contemporary people and, he hopes, to bring people together.
Yoruba Richen and Johanna Hamilton: Rosa Parks was even more impressive than you realized
The first full-length documentary about "the mother of the civil rights movement" reveals a deeper history of a woman who stood up in more ways than she ever sat down, the film’s directors say.
Emily Knox: Book bannings are a lagging indicator of society's reaction to change
An associate professor of information science draws on her training in religious studies to frame book banning’s current resurgence.
A missing story finds its way to the stage
A new opera explores Islam’s largely unsung role in the history of enslaved Africans in America as it expands cultural and spiritual understanding.
Jamie McGhee and Adam Hollowell: ‘Either we mean it, or we don’t’
The authors of a new book frame a path for reflection and action based on the works of James Baldwin.
What I learned about storytelling from Frederick Buechner
His stories have intersected with my life in ways that helped me see it — and therefore God and others — more truthfully, writes a teacher of leadership and ministry.
Reading together is radical
Book groups can be a liberative reaffirmation of culture and community for Black churches, a pastor writes.
Pride and pressure: The Easter speech
A tradition rooted in Black excellence has served as a celebration of the resurrection and a training ground for generations of children.
Remembering the enslaved Black creators of Negro spirituals
A Massachusetts congregation will be paying “royalties” to local arts nonprofits to acknowledge the musicians who were never compensated.
Banning books restricts the image of God
Recent nationwide efforts to ban books endanger our society and our spirits.