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These two practices help us connect to the Holy One, the source of love, compassion and justice, writes a retired Baptist pastor.
Nineteenth-century scientists and artists were preoccupied with noticing things. Could contemporary Christians adapt this practice to the working world?
Being “called to the side of another” is a difficult venture, but one that is a mandate from God, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
A frightening summer storm destroyed dozens of trees on Samuel Rahberg's family farm. Photos courtesy of Samuel Rahberg
Part of effective Christian leadership is learning when to reach beyond and when to accept our own limitations. A spiritual director offers some thoughts and advice on how to do that.
More than just another personality test, the Enneagram is a sacred map of the soul, writes a Christian activist and contemplative.
An Episcopal priest spent all night walking through Manhattan in a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Along the way, she picked up some lessons for congregations about hospitality, fellowship, faith and stewardship.