Tales of human saints and saintly animals aren’t just legends of ancient heroes but rather a vision of shalom, writes the senior minister of Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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Leadership has been a great need in every age of the church, a new challenge in every generation. For the basics of how to do it well, look to the wisdom of the early church, says the Yale patristics scholar.
Resilience in the Christian sense is not toughness. It is a lived hope, a way to keep getting up again that has its roots in God’s permanent faithfulness.
Christian leaders cannot compartmentalize their lives, because Christ is the Lord of all -- so all things must be seen in relation to Christ.
In this excerpt from “Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us,” the theologian and ethicist explores what it means to live truthfully, one of the four practices at the heart of thriving Christian communities.
During his morning runs with a fellow student in Germany, a Christian ponders his friend the atheist’s question: When did life begin?