M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet (Eerdmans).
I recently went to parents' night at my stepsons' school. Since then, I've been thinking about the parishioners I've served over the years.
The request hadn't even made the committee chair's checklist. It never does; it's just reflexive. And I've never known exactly what it means.
Benedict instructed that a novice's street clothes should be kept. Every morning for the rest of his life, the monk confronted two habits.
Our congregation helped build a parish school in the West Bank. In return, Palestinian Christians stretched our understanding of the gospel.
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