Installations in the sanctuary at Tabernacle Baptist Church are designed to enhance the worship experience. This year's Lenten installation features a crown of thorns with long swaths of cheesecloth dyed in many colors to illustrate the theme of reconciliation.
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Using materials as simple as duct tape, cloth and cinder block, the staff and laypeople at Tabernacle Baptist Church create visual installations that immerse the congregation -- including a significant population of Burmese refugees -- in the worship experience.
As the church becomes pushed to the margins of society, it gains remarkable freedom, the senior minister of The Riverside Church says in this interview. If we have the courage to live into the gospel, who knows what could happen?
Programs that engage college students with questions of meaning and vocation help form them into resolute and resilient citizen-leaders, says the author of “The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students About Vocation.”
Christian leaders must make the practice of accepting help something that doesn’t threaten our existence but rather is an integral part of our work, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
As she hovers over her toddling 15-month-old daughter, a seminary professor learns that leading and following are frequently intertwined. Watching, listening, paying close attention, this hybrid form of leadership follows life.
Aug. 10 is the feast day of St. Lawrence, and it’s an opportunity for Catholics and Protestants to consider the teaching of the patron saint of people who are poor, writes an author and activist.
Tierra Nueva's highest value is hosting God's presence. Its website states, "When we love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength we experience peace, joy, and revelation and are empowered for ministry in places of great darkness and need."
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An ecumenical ministry in rural Washington state helps Latin American immigrants, migrant workers, gang members, addicts, jail inmates and people who have been incarcerated become leaders in their own community.