Barbara Melosh lives in Wilmington, Delaware.
How a woman sounds in the pulpit
Preaching is an embodied act. Do women perform it differently from men?
November 27, 2017
Clutter buster: A church clears a path
A church is not a building. But I believe a church building is often an outward and visible sign of a congregation's spiritual condition.
March 8, 2013
"Noise is not the most important problem in the world," Garret Keizer begins. But he makes a robust case for noise's far-reaching effects.
September 25, 2012
Stuff; Objects of Our Affection
The average house size has nearly doubled since 1970. Yet self-storage units, once nearly nonexistent, are a booming business.
January 16, 2012
Unequipped: A pastor's continuing education
“You are not equipped.” The preacher seemed to be looking straight at me. Across the worship space, in this room festively decorated in red and filled with the heady scent of flowers, I could see some uncertain faces. In a few minutes, we would go forward to be ordained as Lutheran pastors. Yet as the preacher set before us the charges of ordination, he continued to follow each one with the same stark pronouncement. “You are not equipped.”
May 4, 2010
The Wisdom of the Seasons: How the Church Year Helps Us Understand Our Congregational Stories
We live by stories....
February 23, 2010
April 6, 2009
A Church of Her Own: What Happens When a Woman Takes the Pulpit
Sarah Sentilles opens A Church of Her Own by proclaiming that 11 o’clock on Sunday morning is “the most sex...
September 22, 2008
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