It’s one of the joys of church life – the Blessing of the Animals! Readers sent in their favorite images from this annual ritual, including, yes, crawfish and lizards and a mouse. Also some very cute dogs.
An award-winning journalist shares photos she took in Ukraine during Palm Sunday and Easter services in 2022.
An expert in Jewish-Christian relations offers guidelines for avoiding the implicit and explicit expression of hatred toward Jews in Easter liturgies and practices.
Institutions, like individuals, might try intentionally practicing “unusual kindness,” writes a director of programs and grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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.
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.
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.