Pandemic response requires more than words of encouragement for those who are suffering. It requires concrete steps to undo systemic injustices, writes the director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.
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As Eastern Orthodox Easter approaches, a writer reflects on how we may find ways to adorn and anoint and bless the new world in which we live, dark as it is.
What does it mean when your title both empowers and confines you?
As the pandemic keeps us from visiting our sanctuaries, a professor of Christian spirituality considers a notion from Abraham Joshua Heschel: “Sabbaths are our great cathedrals.”
The “practice” of social distancing is like many of our spiritual disciplines, requiring intent and yielding sometimes intangible results, says a writer.
Because Christ is alive and has gone ahead of us, the ministry of the church can be carried out in homes and through relationships, in the smallest of settings. That is how it was in the beginning -- and how it needs to be in this moment, writes the executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Detail from the digital tool "Native Land," showing territories of indigenous peoples. https://native-land.ca/
Harmful ideas of feminine submission and the subduing of the earth are connected in American Christianity and must be decolonized, writes the author and Potawatomi citizen.
We published more than 120 original stories in 2019, from articles by journalists to essays by pastors and scholars to interviews with thinkers and activists. Here are 10 standouts we hope you’ll find inspiring and thought provoking.
Instead of trying to get everyone to agree in debates over human origins, the Christian biologist aims to have an open, informed dialogue in his new book.
German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) in a 1924 photograph. Photo credit: bpk Bildagentur / Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin / Art Resource, NY. Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio
German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been claimed by Christians across the theological spectrum. What makes Bonhoeffer such a powerful voice for American Christians? In these short essays, five theologians consider Bonhoeffer’s message for Christians today.