Why do we expect young people to be naturally hopeful? Looking honestly at a broken world and resolving to live in hope anyway requires experience, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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Has the idolization of the nuclear family stifled our imagination about how to live in Christian community? What might it look like to sleep, eat and organize our days around the communion built at the Eucharist table?
The spiritual practices of Celtic Christianity include an appreciation for thresholds -- those literal and metaphorical crossing points that can serve as designated spaces or times to open to God, says a writer living in Ireland.
Reclaim your humanity, says the journalist and author of a book on the lost art of conversation. Put away the smartphone and have a conversation with someone, face-to-face, on matters small and large.
The principles and practices of improvisational theater can help people cope with difficulty and an uncertain future -- all while taking themselves lightly, says the author of “God, Improv, and the Art of Living.”
On June 9, 2018, a day after Anthony Bourdain's death, a makeshift memorial arises in Manhattan outside of Les Halles Brasserie, where he served for years as executive chef.
In the face of an onslaught of suicide, the church has a powerful counternarrative, says an Episcopal priest. We are made in God’s image and loved more deeply than we can imagine; death will not ultimately triumph over life.
A diagram drawn on a blank page of a medieval manuscript offers an ancient prayer practice to contemporary Christians, says a co-author of “The Prayer Wheel.”
We tend to think of gratitude as a personal feeling that we can cultivate. But it’s also communal and social, writes the author of the new book “Grateful.”
In a time of widespread fear and anxiety, a United Methodist pastor offers four techniques for increasing our capacity to live with courage and hope.
The founder of an after-school program learns about the power and beauty of gentleness and what it might bring to the lives of children who are struggling.