In this collection of columns written originally for The Huffington Post, the Rev. Michael W. Waters offers stories from the front lines and offers ways that he and others can live out their faith for the cause of social justice.
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In his new book, “Stakes Is High,” an AME pastor writes about issues of justice, race and hope. In this interview, he also talks about why he thinks hip-hop can help revitalize the church.
Illustration based on the "Look & See" movie poster, which features wood engraving by Wesley Bates and typography by Mark Melnick. Image courtesy of Two Birds Film
The director of ‘Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry’ says her film is an effort to transport viewers to the world of the Kentucky poet and farmer -- his place -- what he sees, and what he cares about.
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.
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.