Americans may think that most scientists are atheists or even adversaries of religion, but that’s not the case. And welcoming scientists and scientific ideas into our congregations could help our youth, says a researcher who has studied the issue.
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Studying Scripture in community, much like actors reading a script, can allow us to enter the text more deeply. iStock / Ferrantraite
Drawing upon the metaphor of church as theater, a homiletics professor offers a novel way to read Scripture in community -- entering the text, encountering it, and coming back with something deep and true.
Joined by Urban Doxology staff, interns are all in as they get ready to perform a concert of their own worship songs. Photo by Mike Morones
At the Urban Doxology Songwriting Internship, young musicians study theology and collaborate on worship songs that speak to the challenges of a diverse community.
Hope is not a can-do attitude. Nor is it something with which God infuses us. Rather, it is a sense of possibility that can be fostered through practices of attentiveness.
The military Enigma machine was used during the late 1930s and during the war. Photo by Alessandro Nassiri/Museo scienza e tecnologia
The activism of Parkland students brings to mind the Old Testament prophetic tradition in which God makes an end run around centers of privilege and power in order to proclaim the word, writes a retired UMC elder.
Worship at Convergence takes many forms, including this Bible study and collage-making event.
Photos by Suzanne Rossi
Art shapes faith and faith shapes art at Convergence, a combination church and arts center that makes space for the creative exploration that artists crave -- and the church needs.
Ordinary people can effect extraordinary change, but sometimes they need encouragement and information about how to get started, says the pastor, activist and author of the book “Transforming Communities.”
A hugely popular Christian author talks about why he feels moved to break open the conversation in church circles by writing about progressive politics and social issues in his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said.
Her college poetry teacher was the last person she ever expected to have an encounter with the risen Christ, a writer says. But a book of his poems published 20 years after his death suggests otherwise.