Faithful responses to work, family, and everyday life
Religious communities have long helped cultivate humanistic practices. We don't often think of ourselves in this way—but what if we did?
I asked an older English woman who left the church long ago why she now wants to come back. Her response made the color drain from my face.
This fall, C. S. Lewis's memorial stone will be unveiled in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. Poets' Corner couldn't ask for a better tour guide.
Our congregation helped build a parish school in the West Bank. In return, Palestinian Christians stretched our understanding of the gospel.
The Song of Songs is about cherishing everything that makes another human being distinctive. It's the opposite of indiscriminate violence.
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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