The role of the U.S. poet laureate is to encourage Americans -- especially children -- to find their voices and express themselves, says the first Hispanic writer to serve in the position.
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Secular organizations are increasingly filling a religious role in the lives of millennials. What can the church learn from them? asks the co-author of two reports on secular and sacred organizations.
A book on the science of the microbes within our bodies pushes us to see ourselves less as individuals and more as interconnected, interdependent multitudes. What happens when the checks and balances of these teeming multitudes dissolve?
Enjoying the Thanksgiving meal was impossible for a writer recovering from brain surgery. But she has come to appreciate that Thanksgiving is about celebrating what you have, not grieving what you have lost.
Despite all our attempts to keep religion and politics apart, they do come together in the church, writes a pastor.
Congregants and community members made prayer flags and enjoyed the shade of this temporary shelter, which was constructed as a public art project in front of First Church in Wenham, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Christine Hribar
Creating a public work of art on the front lawn of her small-town church was a powerful experience in community ministry for a New England pastor.
Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama pray at the memorial service for five police officers killed in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Photo by The White House, via Wikimedia Commons
Christian leaders who are obligated to speak out on current events don’t have to join the media noise. Silence says more than punditry, writes a seminary professor.
The immensely popular smartphone game “Pokemon Go” offers an opportunity to help people understand that there is a world beyond the one we can see, writes a pastor.
Abiding is difficult in this busy age. But the practices of silent contemplation, shared reflection and anticipation of God’s grace give leaders a way to abide with those they lead, writes a pastor.