10 ways to avoid inadvertent antisemitism during Holy Week
An expert in Jewish-Christian relations offers guidelines for avoiding the implicit and explicit expression of hatred toward Jews in Easter liturgies and practices.
What if faith-based organizations focused on being kinder this Lent?
Institutions, like individuals, might try intentionally practicing “unusual kindness,” writes a director of programs and grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Lent is a time to rest in God’s unrelenting love
Language that stresses humanity’s distance from God can be deeply hurtful. I prefer to dwell on our belovedness and God’s unwavering maternal heart, writes an author.
At Epiphany, new ways of being
We can look to the unlikely group gathered for Christ’s nativity as a model for friendship, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Can’t relate to Christmas Mary? There’s good news for you too
For women without biological children, the veneration of Mary can be alienating. But Mary’s freedom song in Luke’s Gospel offers another way to regard the mother of Jesus, writes an author.
What was Joseph to do?
Mary is understandably a focus of most Advent stories, but there are also lessons to learn from Joseph, writes a director of programs and grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Our grief doesn’t stop during Advent
The shepherds’ story within the greater nativity offers wisdom for those mourning a loss during Christmas, a pastor writes.
Creating our future is a group effort
As we head into a holiday season in this post-lockdown but not-yet-post-pandemic world, we must build new life — together, writes the senior associate editor of Faith & Leadership.
Luke A. Powery: The Holy Spirit can inspire us to understand one another’s humanity
The Holy Spirit is key for Christians looking to communicate across divisions, says the dean of Duke University Chapel.
Reflecting on the incarnation amid chronic pain
A writer stretched thin by illness finds comfort in the natural world during a season of darkness.