M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet.
When did we stop taking church architecture seriously? Christians used to devote themselves to building projects that lasted over a hundred years. Not anymore.
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.
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