We pastors are not likely to encounter Jephthah. But we might encounter someone like the young man who sought me out after a stint in jail.
I thought I'd get bored by the problems of the young. But I've grown to cherish interactions with students—especially the religiously unaffiliated.
British Columbia's church attendance rate is lower than Canada's, and Vancouver's is lower still. Yet vibrant things are happening in the city.
If the world is a gift, then all the things to which you relate—and many to which you don't—are also God's relation to you.
The church’s recognition of the reality of radical evil opened its music to dissonant, jagged 20th-century soundscapes and what they could express.
Youth programs at the nonprofit Metanoia are not just about education. Leaders see youth as motivated to revitalize their neighborhood.
I could stay home on Sundays when visiting my parents. But I return to the pews of my childhood church because I love the people despite our differences.
What has made this experiment in marriage and ministry work, both for the congregation and for us?
There is a sharp contrast between West Jerusalem and mostly Arab East Jerusalem. Along this political and economic divide, violence has erupted.
The Orthodox Church aligns itself closely with the government. Yet its leaders have also offered some help to movements that challenge the status quo.