Nadia Bolz-Weber 05-28-2009

Urban biking is not without peril. Many of my parishioners rely almost exclusively on human-powered transportation and do so while competing for road space with motorized vehicles.

Barbara Grady 05-27-2009
Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation.
Neeraj Mehta 05-26-2009
A standard definition of community development often goes something like this:
Soong-Chan Rah 05-22-2009
Last month, in an issue of Newsweek, Jon Meacham describes what he perceives to be "The End of Christian America." Meacham asserts that "Ch
Neeraj Mehta 05-20-2009
One of the principles of the Christian community development movement is "relocation." While the principle has depth to it, more times then not it is lived out as people who choose to move their p
Bart Campolo 05-13-2009
I really like Marlena, but that doesn't mean she is a good person. She is smart and easy to talk to, but only if you are talking about her stuff.
Eugene Cho 04-20-2009
Ministry has its up and downs. Such is life.
Meet Stephen Bartlett, an urban gardener and educator in Louisville, Kentucky.
Edward Gilbreath 03-10-2009
An article in the Chicago Tribune caught my attention this week.
Kevin Palau 03-05-2009
It's a new world we're living in. The troubles and hardships that were once easy to shove under our country's red, white, and blue rug now fly up in our faces on a daily basis.
Leroy Barber 02-25-2009
Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to get to know one another a
Wendy Bilen 01-30-2009

I took my 11-year-old daughter to the Cheetah Girls concert a week after Election Day. Stood in line for 20 minutes with other moms to buy her overpriced popcorn and soda. Forked over the rest of the money in my pocket for a poster and some laminated thing dangling from a lanyard. Sat through throngs of tweens screaming "girl power" in upper octaves.

Bart Campolo 11-19-2008
Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neglected baby boy away from his crackhead mother and made him her own.
Sharaya Tindal 09-08-2008

[see all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race.]

The very first mark of the New Monastic movement is to relocate to the abandoned places of the empire. However, after quick research, most of the social justice-geared intentional communities I found were either [...]

Bart Campolo 05-09-2008

There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organization like Mission Year.

Bart Campolo 07-10-2007

I'm not friendly with the white-shirted drug dealers who work the corners near my house yet, but at least they acknowledge me as a neighbor now, instead of looking me over as a prospective buyer