Hope is not a can-do attitude. Nor is it something with which God infuses us. Rather, it is a sense of possibility that can be fostered through practices of attentiveness.
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The military Enigma machine was used during the late 1930s and during the war. Photo by Alessandro Nassiri/Museo scienza e tecnologia
The activism of Parkland students brings to mind the Old Testament prophetic tradition in which God makes an end run around centers of privilege and power in order to proclaim the word, writes a retired UMC elder.
Worship at Convergence takes many forms, including this Bible study and collage-making event.
Photos by Suzanne Rossi
Art shapes faith and faith shapes art at Convergence, a combination church and arts center that makes space for the creative exploration that artists crave -- and the church needs.
Ordinary people can effect extraordinary change, but sometimes they need encouragement and information about how to get started, says the pastor, activist and author of the book “Transforming Communities.”
A hugely popular Christian author talks about why he feels moved to break open the conversation in church circles by writing about progressive politics and social issues in his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said.
Her college poetry teacher was the last person she ever expected to have an encounter with the risen Christ, a writer says. But a book of his poems published 20 years after his death suggests otherwise.
In this episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar has a wide-ranging conversation with author and professor Daniel Black about his novel “The Coming,” which is set during the middle passage; his commitment to the black church; and why “music does for the heart what reading does for the head.”
In today’s world, we tend to choose friendships with like-minded people rather than investing in a broad community of “familiar but not intimate” relationships. That narrowing of casual relationships is killing our communities and driving us away from God’s work in the world, writes the managing director of grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Beauty isn’t just ornamentation or sentimentality; it provides the life-giving force of warm, appealing graciousness, says a writer.
Pastor Randy "Mack" Wolford's yellow timber rattlesnake Sheba slithers around his neck during an outdoor worship service in May 2011 at Panther, West Virginia. Photos by Lauren Pond
A documentary photographer discusses her award-winning photos of Pentecostal serpent handlers, her struggles after witnessing -- and photographing -- one pastor’s death, and how the project has changed her life and work.