My spiritual practices have long been communal ones. I love people—and their presence.
How they engaged culture in troubling times
At the heart of life is the mess of being stuck with other people.
We say these words a lot. Lately I’ve noticed what it looks like when we follow through.
None of us wants it to end, because we know we'll never see each other again.
Helping people feel connected to one another is the holy work of any community, including congregations.
James and Deborah Fallows traveled around the U.S. to find out.
To resist the kind of society we don't want, we have to cultivate the kind we do.
He came to our community meal for years before I realized that I was asking something of him, too.
Peer-led discussions among young Muslims, Christian experiments in communal living, and pop-up Shabbat meals embody common yearnings.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “wilderness.”
For the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we asked writers to choose one formative book and tell us about it.
Can Christians display a life together that’s as compelling as war?
What humankind needs is a love that sticks around, a love that stays put, a love that hangs on. That’s what the cross is.
I support my church's requirement that retired clergy stay away. But nobody warned me how much I would miss all this—or if they did, I wasn't listening.