Faithful responses to work, family, and everyday life
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.
This Lent, add a journey story to your reading. Follow Gilgamesh to the ends of the earth or the Knights of the Round Table into the forest.
Dante’s Divine Comedy, if we are willing to read it whole, has a deep unity. The tradition of its interpretation does not.
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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