Participants in The Painting Table process explore prayer and self-expression at the 2015 Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina.
Photos courtesy of Roger Hutchison
By gathering people to pray and to paint, a lay professional in the Episcopal Church has created a process in which children and adults can explore the Passion story -- and their own.
A collection of Christmas ornaments reminds a writer and teacher that the abundant life is about more than an abundance of joy. Some ornaments carry weightier significance, leaning more toward Lent than Christmas or Epiphany.
Like Paul, military chaplains must sometimes be “all things to all people,” welcoming and praying with people of many faiths, an Army chaplain says. Hospitality to the other never distracts from the one who directs her path.
Belonging is a two-way street, says a young Christian writer. Before she joins any church, she needs to hear the same words Jesus heard at the end of the walk to Emmaus: “Stay with us.”
Trapeze performances are a good metaphor for leadership, as so much of the work is inviting people to let go of what they know and to risk uncertainty, in the belief that something good is waiting for them.
In a 2010 production of Twelth Night, Curio Theater Company takes the stage in Philadelphia's Calvary UMC under an arrangement brokered by Arts in Sacred Places.
Photo by Kyle Cassidy
Arts groups need their space, and many older churches have plenty to spare. In a win-win for everyone, a Philadelphia nonprofit is pairing up theater, dance, music and other arts groups with congregations that have underused space.
A retired Baptist pastor whose ministry has revolved around social justice says doing grows out of being. Long-term social justice ministry cannot be sustained without a consistent spiritual practice.