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Julia Perez, (right) at a news conference held by Durham, North Carolina, city leaders to update the community about her husband, Samuel Oliver-Bruno, who was arrested and deported to Mexico in November. Photos by Justin Cook
After witnessing the arrest of his friend and student Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a pastor learns that he can’t be all things to all people but must instead honestly share his grief and fear for his undocumented friends.
Today’s Christian leaders need to listen to people’s stories, try small experiments and join in where new things are developing, says the founder of The Missional Network.
A seminary professor in Pittsburgh learns from Quaker wisdom how to respond to the recent synagogue shooting.
It's in shops and streets and other unexpected places where God’s transforming "meant to be" experiences happen. iStock / Torresigner
As pastors, don’t leave the power of “God moments” entirely to chance. Help make them happen. Ask yourselves, “Where am I ‘meant to be’ this week?”
At a time when the social fabric is frayed, the church has an important role to play in reweaving community, drawing on the practices of hospitality and trust, says a theologian and professor emeritus of Christian ethics.
Whether Democrats or Republicans, Christians in the U.S. can be active participants in party politics and still be true to their faith, says a consultant on religion and politics and former staffer in the Obama administration’s faith-based initiative.
In her new book, “Sacred Resistance,” the senior pastor of Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C., articulates how Christians can engage in the work of mending the world.
Jesus welcomed the oppressed and the oppressor to eat, learn and join him. He did not dehumanize, insult or disparage. How does that invite us to a new way of being?
It’s easy to see how teaching, scholarship, preaching, counseling and other activities are the work of ministry. But it may be harder to understand how being an administrator in a Christian institution is also the work of the gospel, says Donald Senior, president emeritus of Catholic Theological Union and the author of a book on the subject.
Leaders must rely on an authority grounded in Christ as prophet, priest and king, writes an AME pastor in North Carolina.