Faithful responses to work, family, and everyday life
At a historical art exhibit, I read that the images on display were intended for private devotion. Would it have been subversive of me to pray?
Empathy made it big in an era some call the "me generation." By discovering my feelings inside you, even you are about me.
As a Lilly Fellow, I was compelled by Mark Schwehn's vision of all academic work as the work of teaching, with love at the core of its mission.
"Sam!" she says. She's greeting me as if I changed her life. Unfortunately, I haven't a clue who she is.
Here in rural Georgia, it's hard to miss a monk in saffron robes walking through Wal-Mart. But we don't know what to think about him, so we don't.
Despite bleak forecasts, many of today’s teenagers refuse to buy the marketed temptations to despair and fear. They’ll find a way.
My student hasn’t allegorized Jane Eyre as Origen did the Bible. But she wrestles with passages until the text gives her a blessing.
Maybe this is your real prayer for others and for yourself. “Make this trial and tragedy a glimpse of your glory, a window into your world.”
We ask students a question about each tradition: If it were right about what makes life worth living, how would your life have to change?
We all live with many callings in life, and the greatest is not to be a pastor—much less to be in the right job at a particular congregation.
Stephanie Paulsell teaches at Harvard Divinity School.
Carol Zaleski is professor of world religions at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Samuel Wells is the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and author of Learning to Dream Again.
M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet.
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