Faithful responses to work, family and everyday life
Jack Anderson is every pastor’s dream elder; he's served the church in countless ways. The only thing he wanted in return was to be my friend.
What are university churches for? Are they nostalgic relics, settings for academic rites, anomalies in uneasy relationship with schools' priorities?
Prayer is not a violation of the laws of nature. It's woven into God's ongoing act of creation, as fully as the tides.
In some circles, the hope for immortality is criticized as unbiblical and sub-Christian. In others it is affirmed as empirical fact.
This is the third time I've said goodbye to a congregation. I should know how by now, but I'm still overwhelmed by the emotional awkwardness.
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, most recently, of Learning to Dream Again: Rediscovering the Heart of God (Eerdmans).
M. Craig Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Pastor as Minor Poet (Eerdmans).
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