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December 12, 2013 | The stories of Jesus’ birth deserve more attention than a pageant. Take time with these stories this Christmas and ponder the mystery of our faith.
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December 12, 2013 | Epiphany reminds us that amid change and uncertainty, we can rely on God, who set the stars in the heavens.
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December 12, 2013 | The Rev. Claire Wimbush, who was born with spastic cerebral palsy, wonders what it means to be a Christian with a disability. In this 10-minute video, she explains why the wounded body of Jesus shows us a kind of wholeness that does not depend on physical perfection.
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December 12, 2013 | After surviving the horrors of the Burundian genocide, Maggy Barankitse established a complex set of institutions to help war orphans survive and thrive. Her project is built on her faith in God’s love and the belief that raising a new generation in hope will disrupt the cycle of violence.
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December 6, 2013 | L. Gregory Jones and Jason Byassee have written a number of essays on Faith & Leadership about Nelson Mandela as a leader.
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December 2, 2013 | A decades-old soup kitchen at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in Boston has evolved into a homeless ministry in which men and women learn leadership by taking responsibility for helping one another.
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November 25, 2013 | A North Carolina pastor explodes some of the cherished myths surrounding church-made Brunswick stew. (Fill in the blank with your regional specialty.)
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November 25, 2013 | Churches are the front line of encountering suffering in large portions of our culture and have the opportunity and responsibility to minister to people with mental illness, say two psychiatrists trained in theology.
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November 25, 2013 | What do you do when the pastor asks you, “Is that right?” Or when you are tempted to ask your more learned colleagues the same thing?
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November 21, 2013 | At this time of year, a Texas pastor sees much more in his 1977 F-100 than a cantankerous truck and memories of the grandfather he loved. Is an old pickup preparing him for Advent?