At a time when the world seems laden with sorrow, a writer who lives with depression finds that joy is still possible — and is a kind of resurrection.
Beyond friends, more than community, they will know us by our love for one another. A writer reflects on the bonds that bring people together, whether in youth groups, hospital rooms or birthday parties.
Jesus modeled the requirement to step away in order to sustain his ministry, writes a director of programs and grants with Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
After the recent tragedy at Michigan State University, a nearby congregation moved quickly and strategically to contact faculty, staff and students, provide comfort dogs to the grieving, and gather and pray, writes the pastor.
Personal sustainability requires sacred relationships formed in God’s love. A managing director of grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity writes about what makes these friendships vital in this adapted excerpt from her new book.
In a culture of effortless perfection, Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie are determined to tell the truth: life is beautiful and hard. In their new book, “The Lives We Actually Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days,” they offer blessings for joys and struggles and plain, ordinary days. And because Christian leaders are human too, they share here a special blessing for those who minister.
This first generation to come of age in the spiritual-but-not-religious era also is the first generation to deal regularly with mass violence. Could soulful practices help young adults process grief and fear? asks an author.
A group of researchers found that feeling God’s presence was key to pastors’ avoiding exhaustion in the pandemic.
It’s not just convenience that inspires a young mother to continue with an online gathering focused on Scripture reading, meditation and prayer.