The stories of the Nishnaabeg people aren’t just tales; they are an embodied way of teaching, learning and living, says a Canadian artist, writer and scholar.
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Mary Oliver lived for many years on Cape Cod, and drew inspiration from its natural beauty. Photo by Deja Vu Designs
Debra Dean Murphy, professor of religious studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College, recommends the following books about poetry and some Mary Oliver poems.
Mary Oliver's poetry often drew from close attention to the natural world. Oliver died Jan. 17, 2019 at the age of 83. Getty Images / Photo by Kevork Djansezian
Debra Dean Murphy: Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive -- and protect -- the natural world
The disciplined reading of poetry can inculcate a mindset of paying deep attention to the world around us, says a scholar.
This year, viewers from 30 countries watched St. Olaf College's five choirs and orchestra in a live stream of the festival’s final performance. Photos courtesy of St. Olaf College
The St. Olaf Christmas Festival, one of the oldest and most highly regarded musical Christmas celebrations in the country, is a constantly changing ‘global event,’ bringing a message the world wants and needs to hear.
In her new book, “Sacred Resistance,” the senior pastor of Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C., articulates how Christians can engage in the work of mending the world.
The film "Behold the Earth" seeks to move people to appreciate nature in all its forms. Photo courtesy of Compass Light Productions
In “Behold the Earth,” a filmmaker combines music, science and Christian faith in a beautiful and moving documentary intended to rekindle an awareness of our connection with nature.
Americans may think that most scientists are atheists or even adversaries of religion, but that’s not the case. And welcoming scientists and scientific ideas into our congregations could help our youth, says a researcher who has studied the issue.
Studying Scripture in community, much like actors reading a script, can allow us to enter the text more deeply. iStock / Ferrantraite
Drawing upon the metaphor of church as theater, a homiletics professor offers a novel way to read Scripture in community -- entering the text, encountering it, and coming back with something deep and true.
Joined by Urban Doxology staff, interns are all in as they get ready to perform a concert of their own worship songs. Photo by Mike Morones
At the Urban Doxology Songwriting Internship, young musicians study theology and collaborate on worship songs that speak to the challenges of a diverse community.