Donald Trump may be a different kind of leader, perhaps even a threat to our democracy, but that doesn’t change the nature of the pastoral vocation, says an Iowa pastor. The pastor is the keeper of a space where we stand on a firm foundation.
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A pastor recalls words of wisdom he received early in ministry from an Amish bishop: Extend grace.
More than just another personality test, the Enneagram is a sacred map of the soul, writes a Christian activist and contemplative.
In medicine as in the church, many traditional markers of success are ultimately idols, say leaders of a Christian primary care health network in Memphis. Young doctors “with eyes to see” are called instead to care for the poor.
Martin Marklin examines one of his 150 beehives near his liturgical candlemaking business in Contoocook, New Hampshire. Photo courtesy of Casey Atkins
When liturgical candle maker Martin Marklin became curious about the creatures making the wax he used in his business, he found his life and work transformed. In this 5-minute video, Marklin explains what bees can teach us about living as Christians.
The congregation of Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, Maryland, where Natasha Jamison Gadson recently joined the staff. Photo courtesy of Turner AME
Resigning from a thriving megachurch was emotional and difficult for a minister on the staff. But once she realized that staying in a comfortable place was not the best use of her gifts, she knew it was time to go.
A classroom exercise in reading John Cassian opened students’ imaginations to the way ancient practices can be applied to contemporary issues, writes a seminary professor.
Nedgine Paul founded the nonprofit Anseye Pou Ayiti -- roughly translated as "teach for Haiti" -- to improve the educational system in Haiti. Photo courtesy of Anseye Pou Ayiti
Reforming the Haitian educational system is a challenge. But by focusing on the country’s rich culture, customs and community, it is possible to make a difference, says the founder of a leadership development organization for teacher-leaders in Haiti.
A Baptist pastor has wondered throughout his career: Why do seekers show up and engage in worship or other spiritual practices?
'The end': How do the practices and tenets of Christian faith help us see God's purpose in our daily lives?
In this curriculum set of four visual poems with accompanying lesson plans and resources, we will reflect on four aspects of Christian theology -- baptism, communion, our identity in Christ and the incarnation -- as means of exploring God’s transformative work in our lives.