When it’s time for a church to close
Each day in the U.S., nine churches close their doors for good. This isn’t news—but it’s hard to talk about when it’s your church.
How institutions can die well
Will Campbell once held a funeral for a town. This odd act showed how the practices of death and dying aren’t just for individuals.
Baptism and place
There’s no good theological reason for baptismal water to be perfectly pure. Still, a person’s baptism probably shouldn’t land her in the hospital.
Christmas recommendations from Century editors and columnists.
Sabbath piety and sabbath politics
Christian interest in the sabbath has focused on the family, the home, and the church. Our culture’s assault on leisure, however, extends beyond Sunday.
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