As much as we'd prefer feel-good activism, the beatitudes pull us out of the comfort zone of the self that always wants to stop at having "done its part."
The story of black families in America is a testament to persistence, determination, and hope.
Today's stereotypes of the black family are hard-drawn, inhuman caricatures, not real humanity, explains Lisa Sharon Harper.
If walking groups and peer-to-peer education don't sounds like the typical U.S. approach to health, you're right.
Forget cigars—some low-income communities in the U.S. are importing Cuba's health-care strategy.
Being pro-life means opposing capital punishment.
When I get tired of talking to myself I talk to strangers. (Lucky strangers.)
Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, & Other Essays in American Belief edited by Jeff Sharlet.
Brian Fallon's Christianity is less apparent than his Bruce devotion.
Coming Home by Leon Bridges / A New Gospel for Women by Kristin Kobes Du Mez / A Star in the East: The Rise of Christianity in China by Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang / The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
Wanted: A Spiritual pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders by Chris Hoke.
There’s a photo he carries for long journeys like this one, for trips on loaded market lorries where the passengers take their seat, perching on top of cargo, or sitting on crude benches inside the buses coming from Sudan with names
Reflections of the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B
Many thanks to Emilie Teresa Smith (May 2015) for witnessing to the costly impacts of Canadian mining companies borne by Indigenous and impoverished people around the world. As Christians, we must not ignore that churches in Canada and the U.S.