Tag: church

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July 7, 2017

In a turning cultural tide, non-religious Millennials and the Christian church find themselves at odds. But do they have to be?

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July 25, 2016

From Becoming Wise, New Monastic Shane Claiborne speaks of bridging the gap between the structures we are raised in and the human needs around us.

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April 19, 2016

The architecture around us inhabits the vernacular of our lives. Our executive editor with this week’s letter from Loring Park welcoming our new columnist Sarah Smarsh, who joins a collective contemplation of where and how we navigate our lives in faith, family, and citizenship.

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April 12, 2016

In this hyper-connected world, we lose a sense of the physical spaces crafted for ritual and coming together. Our new columnist Sarah Smarsh on the importance of built, sacred spaces in a secular world.

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January 28, 2016

What do the Triune God and jazz music have in common? A South African musician explores jazz through three theological metaphors.

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December 6, 2015

Christmas is an extrovert; Advent is an introvert’s season. A reflection on the expectant, hopeful, solemn season of waiting.

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September 6, 2015

Fitness events and organizations are popping up and deepening community in powerful and unexpected ways, which many consider spiritual. A mother and Presbyterian minister tells the story of entering one of those muddy races and finding camaraderie in a manner she longs to experience in her own church.

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December 20, 2014

Night five of our series. A poem inspired by a Harlem church experience by a secular Jew paired with a Septimus photo.

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December 7, 2014

In a culture of curated sharing, the intimacy of human touch can be daunting — even for a pastor. An essay on how the practice of laying on of hands is a quiet and necessary rite that ought to become part of our story again.

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February 19, 2014

How do we fulfill the dream that was bequeathed to us? By practicing the joyful art of doing life together across racial categories without fear.

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April 9, 2013

Catholic Latinos are not only turning to evangelical and Pentecostal churches. Shweta Saraswat on those who are learning the spiritual practices of their indigenous ancestors such as the Aztecs, and those who are trying to do both.

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January 21, 2013

Martin Marty on the public consequences of divorce when churches and families relegate it as a private matter.

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February 19, 2012

Mitt Romney bows his head in prayer in Elko, Nevada while on the presidential campaign trail. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty…

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October 28, 2010

Our recent show on civility with Evangelical leader Richard Mouw elicited many impassioned responses from our listeners, especially on his…

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June 26, 2008

I love this week’s program with Kate Braestrup, chaplain to the game warden service in Maine. Simply, her practical theology…

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April 16, 2008

Editor’s note: Our parent organization, American Public Media (APM), is a large and diverse organization. Maria is the manager of…

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January 23, 2008

While on vacation here in Oaxaca I was paging through a Lonely Planet guide on Mexico, trying to see about…

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October 11, 2007

We arrived in Greensboro on Tuesday afternoon and headed straight up to Antioch Baptist Church (see image below) to see…

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October 11, 2007

The foundation has been laid and now the heavy lifting begins for second-year students at the Rural Studio. They completely…