Poetry can give us words when we are struggling to find them, says a poet and activist.
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The historical connection between black popular culture and the black church might be waning in some ways, but powerful messages are still being preached, says the professor and author.
A portion of the North Star window at Chicago's New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. It represents the great migration of African Americans leaving the South and includes images of the church's longest-serving pastors. Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
A Chicago church has installed a trio of stained-glass windows to help its members reclaim their past, honor their present and look ahead to their future.
"The Resurrection," an illumination of John 20 by Donald Jackson from The Saint John’s Bible. All images courtesy of Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. Copyright 2002. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The spiritual practice of “divine seeing” invites us to look deeply and to question. How might you view the world differently from a place of greater focus and openness to new perspectives?
The ethnomusicologist identifies how the stereotype of a flamboyant choir director changes someone’s gift into something to fear.
Christians must remain engaged for the sake of the country and the integrity of their own faith, writes an author and activist.
Christian Wiman speaks at a Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts conference. Photo courtesy of DITA/Jordan Haywood
The poet and professor speaks about the impermanence of words and the faith that compels poets to practice anyway.
Fred Rogers’ faith wasn’t perfect, but his view of the world offered mercy, love and grace, says the author of the book “Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers.”
Artists Caleb Clark, Christopher Holt and Jill Hooper compare a tracing of preliminary drawings to the final composition of the fresco at Haywood Street Congregation. Holt is an artist trained in making frescoes; Clark and Hooper assisted him in the two-year-long project. Photos by John Warner/Warner Photography
A church dedicated to radical hospitality and welcome creates a fresco that permanently enshrines those values and the faces of those it serves.
In trying to expand definitions of religious expression in the black community, the religious studies scholar says black Protestants can offer insight into collaboration between faith and science.