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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.
“America’s pastor,” who was an adviser to presidents and preached the gospel to millions across the globe, died Feb. 21, 2018, at age 99. This resource page gathers Faith & Leadership essays about the great evangelist and his wife.
With singers from PCUSA congregations across Rochester, Urban Presbyterians Together holds a joint choir concert in October 2015 at Downtown United Presbyterian Church. Photos courtesy of Riverside Neighbors
A decade ago, two Rochester, New York, pastors wondered: What would happen if the city’s PCUSA congregations moved into an uncertain future together, instead of separately and alone? The answer: Life, death and resurrection.
People gather to pay their respects to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims in Parkland, Florida. Photo by Alamy News/Mpi04
The fear that drives the acquisition of weapons has tainted them, and we are called to put them down, writes a United Methodist pastor.
In this time of disorientation in our culture, we must rediscover the beauty, truth and goodness of God. We can do this through extravagant love, imaginative storytelling, paying attention to awe and relentlessly reminding people of God’s hope for the world, writes the theologian.