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Visitors at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which, according to tradition, is the site of Jesus' empty tomb. Bigstock / Kirill4mula

Nathan Kirkpatrick: Why are we waiting?

In this sermon from an Easter Vigil, the author says the disciples gathered after the horrific events of Good Friday because they needed each other. And they needed to know what the God who had breathed life from dust might do next.

The UNC Tar Heels celebrate their NCAA national championship victory after defeating Gonzaga 71-65 on April 3, 2017. Daily Tar Heel photograph by Nathan Klima

Victoria Atkinson White: Basketball, redemption and resurrection

The UNC Tar Heels wanted to redeem their devastating 2016 NCAA men’s basketball championship loss. In winning this year, they accomplished their goal, but they did not change history, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Angel at Christ's tomb

Image courtesy of the La Vista Church of Christ

Nathan Kirkpatrick: Tell it again

Some stories need to be told again and again. So it is with the story of Easter, a story that reminds us that we belong to God and that Jesus is out ahead of us, calling us to God’s future, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

The congregation, started by Zimbabwean immigrants, has begun attracting neighbors to its community. The church provides office space for area nonprofits, built a playground for local children and hosts after-school programs. Photo by Lissa Gotwals

A church reborn

Six years after being given a dying church's building, Shepherd's House UMC, an African immigrant congregation in Durham, NC, is a beacon of renewal.