Katherine Paterson, the award-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Jacob Have I Loved, is back with a new collection of Christmas stories.
The word “love” is thrown around a lot as a term of affection for everything from shoes to music, but real love demands action and commitment, said the Rev. Keri Shelton, a pastoral resident and mentor with For Such a Time as This.
Britain’s broadcasting watchdog has fined an Islamic TV channel 85,000 pounds ($132,490) for inciting violence after a program host said it was acceptable, and even a duty, for Muslims to murder anyone who insults the Prophet Muhammad.
During the weekend that Lee Daniels’ The Butler topped the movie market, the media were full of stories and pictures about the upcoming 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech” — and people were still discussing the Florida jury’s decision that set free the killer of Trayvon Martin. All this led me to think this might be a kairos moment for churches and their leaders.
Looking back on two landmark events in the pursuit of racial justice in the United States, the National Council of Churches (NCC) governing board has called on its “member communions and partners, persons of faith, and persons of good will ... to renew our personal and institutional commitments to racial justice and harmony.”
A show capitalizing on Southern Christian stereotypes has snowballed into success, with faith and duck hunting creating a recipe for a ratings sensation on “Duck Dynasty.”
They were laughing. They were planning their future ministries ahead. These Presbyterian pastors were slapping hands in their famous “I’m giving you a hard time” kind of Middle Eastern handshake among male friends.
And, they were deeply, deeply anxious.
The General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations (GACEIR) is seeking input from individual Presbyterians about their interfaith experience.
Aimee Wallis Buchanan had a passion for working with youth that began when she was barely more than a youth herself.
For weeks leading up to the March on Washington in 1963, the Rev. Perry Smith urged his congregation to join the landmark civil rights event happening a few miles away.