Ezra Brewster emerges out of the baptismal waters at Trinity Presbyterian Church. He is flanked by his father, Jed, on the left, and the Rev. Matthew Robbins-Ghormley, right. Photo by Rachel Boisen
Through a modest tutoring program, a congregation discovered its calling in mission to the community. And then it started to grow.
Milcah Lalam, left, co-facilitating a trauma recovery seminar for civil and religious leaders in South Sudan. Photo courtesy of Milcah Lalam
A Christian peace worker explains how drama, music and dance can help people struggling with deep trauma -- and why lament is healthy.
Many Christians, if they think about vocation at all, think of calling in terms of young adults. Our churches, schools and campus ministries must embrace a lifelong understanding of vocation and equip their members to engage in the practices of discernment, the professor of practical theology writes in a new book.
Congregations and institutions must name a vision and choose priorities that support it. Otherwise, they risk muddying their missions, weakening their impact, and confusing stakeholders, funders, and staff, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Five religions are officially recognized in China, including the traditional religions of Taoism and Buddhism. Photo courtesy of Ian Johnson
All but destroyed during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, religious life -- including Christianity -- is once again on the rise in China, says the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Souls of China.’
Female clergy, by their very existence, upend the traditional image of what a pastor looks like. Bigstock/mypstudio
A young clergywoman offers suggestions for ways that men can be aware of and help combat sexism in the church.
The Rev. Melinda Bobo and parishioner Kerry Sprouse share a hug before Sunday services at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Photos by John Slaughter
Continuing a long tradition of service and good works, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dubois, Wyoming, is an essential part of the town’s religious life -- and its community life as well.