Music and identity at four congregations
Some post-worship-war churches revel in musical eclecticism. Others have a singular approach and sound, rendering the terms traditional and contemporary irrelevant.
The church as patron
Mercy Seat spends about
$27,000 a year on the arts—a quarter of its annual budget. At
those rates, the church is one of the better-paying gigs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Why the protesters are angry
The protesters sleeping in the cold do not claim that 99 percent of Americans agree with them. Their point is that the top 1 percent plays by different rules.
A Christian critique
The emphasis on patients' rights and autonomy has been a weak remedy for medicalized death.
Our fall books issue's reviews include Walter Brueggemann on Peter Ochs, Robert Bellah on Parker Palmer, Shirley Showalter on Leymah Gbowee and others.
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