January 26, 2015 | At a time when the Episcopal Church and other denominations are closing churches, the Episcopal Church Building Fund has expanded its mission to help distressed congregations think in new ways about their buildings and the future of the church, says the fund president.
January 26, 2015 | Our prison system is a giant caging and killing machine, says a prison minister and death penalty opponent, and Christians are called to stand up and address it, freeing the captives and creating a new paradigm of restorative justice.
January 12, 2015 | People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” -- places with strengths and capacities that can be built upon, says the co-developer of the asset-based community development strategy.
January 12, 2015 | By examining our assumptions about race and the larger systems that shape our lives, we, like the wise men, can experience the manifestation of God, says a youth ministry leader. We too can experience Christ in the chaos.
January 12, 2015 | Pastors often are profoundly uncomfortable talking about religious experiences. As much as we are attracted by the mystery of God, it also frightens us, writes a pastor. But is skepticism really the right response to Christians who want to share their encounters with the divine?
January 8, 2015 | With a network of volunteers from teenagers to young professionals and entire families, Dorot alleviates social isolation among the elderly by keeping them connected across the generations.
December 15, 2014 | More often than many of us would like to admit, powerful Christians have held captive the truth of the incarnation rather than releasing it in order to dismantle society’s inequitable power structures, writes an associate professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University.