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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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.
In his new book, an Episcopal bishop offers an alternative approach to pastoral leadership, rooted in a deep knowledge of self and the Benedictine values of stability, obedience and conversion.
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Southerners on New Ground (SONG) celebrated its campaign to bail out black women from the Durham, N.C., jail in August 2017. Photo courtesy of SONG
When she was asked to help bail women out of a local detention center, a minister was at first surprised. But, she writes, she shouldn’t have been.