In the premiere episode of “Can These Bones,” co-host Bill Lamar talks with Amy Butler, the senior minister of The Riverside Church in the City of New York, about her experience in that historic pulpit.
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How do we rightly read the Bible in the midst of the political issues of our time? A New Testament scholar calls for a renewed theological imagination, filled with generosity, hope and grace.
The Rev. Dr. Natasha Jamison Gadson at Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Natasha Jamison Gadson
Overcoming stereotypes and assumptions has been difficult for a female minister in a historic African-American church. But, she writes, she was not serving the people by trying to be what others wanted her to be.
Detail from the book cover of "Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel" by Gary Dorrien.
Though often overlooked by historians, the black social gospel -- a black church variant of the social gospel -- played a major role in the theology and ministry of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, says the seminary professor and author.
In her research into the role that African-American women played in the Azusa Street Revival and the early days of Afro-Pentecostalism, a scholar and theologian hopes to do more than just correct the historical record.
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.
It’s popular to romanticize networks over against hierarchies. But thinking of the two together invites Christian institutional leaders into a more life-giving and sustainable vision.
Residents find new life at the corner of Goodness Way and Peaceful Path in Community First! Village in Austin, Texas. Photos by Brian Diggs
Housing alone can’t heal the wounds of homelessness. That also takes community. Just outside Austin, people are finding both at Community First! Village.
The civil rights leader’s understanding of suffering -- and its redemptive power -- offers a source of hope for the church in the struggle against injustice, says the pastor and author.
Members of the media industry have shared their stories and demanded an end to systems that perpetuate sexual assault and harassment. The church has secrets, too, and must change, writes the director of Duke Youth Academy.