Faithful responses to work, family and everyday life
Rites that include prostration make a striking impression. It's not often that one sees a fellow human in an act of total self-surrender.
My colleague's daughter has health problems and poor motor skills. She also has loving parents, a prayerful congregation and a devoted God.
Faith, as Marcelo learns in Franciso X. Stork's young-adult novel, is following the music when we don't hear it.
The 1939 World's Fair's vision was whipped to a froth through wishful thinking. Church leaders should probe the future with more humility.
I dreamed of meeting Adam in heaven. He wasn't hard to recognize; he looked like my great-uncle Harold, with the weight of his years melted off.
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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