Like Paul, military chaplains must sometimes be “all things to all people,” welcoming and praying with people of many faiths, an Army chaplain says. Hospitality to the other never distracts from the one who directs her path.
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Belonging is a two-way street, says a young Christian writer. Before she joins any church, she needs to hear the same words Jesus heard at the end of the walk to Emmaus: “Stay with us.”
At a time of increasing religious violence, an Episcopal priest recalls a long-ago visit to the Sikh Golden Temple in northern India, where radical hospitality forever shaped her vision of Christian community.
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.
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.
What is offered in the Gospels, and in the life of the church, is an invitation for our hearts to be healed -- an invitation that each of us can to extend to others, says a graduate of Seattle Pacific University.
Regarded as a spiritual and intellectual father to Martin Luther King Jr., the late Benjamin Mays is well worth knowing in his own right, a major figure who helped launch the civil rights movement, says a Mays biographer.