In this excerpt from his new book, a Presbyterian pastor writes that the full, ‘irrational’ humanity of Jesus that causes him to make mistakes and regrettable statements is the same humanity that generates his compassion and hunger for justice.
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A pastor recalls words of wisdom he received early in ministry from an Amish bishop: Extend grace.
The changing dynamics of the world require Christian leaders to see that all people, and all problems, are deeply interconnected -- and that we have wisdom to offer in this age of networked power, writes the theologian and executive vice president and provost at Baylor University.
What is the role of black preaching in the new America of President-elect Trump? This Advent, a young AME pastor finds inspiration and insight in the theology of his denomination’s founder, Richard Allen.
Founded in 1852, The Christian Recorder -- the official newspaper of the AME Church -- is the world’s oldest black newspaper. And its new editor says his task is to ensure that it remains a vibrant voice for the church and the African-American community.
The Rev. Faith Fowler is the executive director of Cass Community Social Services, which is spearheading the $1.5-million dollar project to build tiny homes for people who have been shut out of homeownership. Photo by Diane Weiss.
The Rev. Faith Fowler shares a few lessons from her work as pastor of Detroit’s Cass Community UMC and executive director of Cass Community Social Services.
The Rev. Faith Fowler stands in front of the first of 25 new tiny homes that will be built in Detroit by Cass Community Social Services. Photo by Diane Weiss
As both pastor and nonprofit executive director, the Rev. Faith Fowler is known for her outreach to the poor. Her latest effort: a village of tiny homes that will allow people to become stakeholders in their neighborhood and in their city.
In the wake of the presidential election, it's time for listening and learning, says the CEO of Sojourners in this interview.
Bread Church participants gather ingredients for an evening of baking and spiritual discussion. Photos by Brian Diggs.
Despite years of decline and worries about the future, Austin's Memorial UMC is moving forward in ministry, with bread baking, ESL classes and a decidedly Wesleyan model of church focused not on themselves but on their neighbors.
Rather than doing what has always been done, denominational leaders are experimenting with new models of serving congregations, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.