Faith: Christian

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    “To me, the choir is really a microcosm of what a community ought to be. People are not worried about status within their social position or their family hierarchy. What they are worried about is all together singing D major,” says John Maclay, music director of the Choral Society at New York City’s Grace Church. More

    July 17, 2015 | Comments

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    “Our ministry is different because we focus on development as opposed to just relief. We want to end poverty more than just relieve people from the pain of poverty. We want to change communities,” says Katie Delp, executive director of FCS (Focused Communities Strategies) Urban Ministries. More

    July 2, 2015 | Comments

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    “As the climate changes, species are diminishing. We are seeing the extinction of so many different things, and they are part of us. They are part of the world. They are part of who we are. Are we going to become the next extinction? We need to care for what God has given us, and that is a moral mandate.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    John Unger is simultaneously the pastor for three churches of three different mainline Protestant denominations, and a state senator in West Virginia. “I’ll tell you that I can’t do it, not alone,” says Unger. “I recognize my limitations, but I believe that with God all things are possible.” More

    June 5, 2015 | Comments

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    “The lure of the political” changed Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a pastor and theologian. He prayed with the conspirators to assassinate Hitler, and he conferred blessings on the various coup attempts. Watch our interview with Charles Marsh, author of “Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” More

    June 4, 2015 | Comments

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    Some seminary graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to secure paid, full-time jobs as pastors. Many turn to other ways to serve or to make ends meet while they look for work. “These students genuinely feel that existentially they have been challenged by God to serve people.” says Greg Sterling, dean of Yale Divinity School. “How are they going to do that if they can’t be supported” by a financially viable congregation? More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments

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    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. Says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site: “We know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments

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    “We’re here as a sign of God’s presence,” says Father Edwin Leahy, headmaster of St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey. “That’s who we are as monks. We take a vow of stability of place, so even though the neighborhoods change around us on a regular basis, we stay.” More

    May 20, 2015 | Comments

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    Most millennials, says Rev. Wayne Meisel, “do not believe the church cares about them or the causes they care about. There’s this bubbling fervor and energy and possibility that we just have to figure out how to both tap and how to support, and then get out of the way.” More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    “There is something about the experience of a big group of people singing together, and really singing from the bottom of their hearts, and it does something to you that lifts us out of the intellectual pursuits we do all day long,” says Maggi Dawn, dean of Yale’s Marquand Chapel. More

    May 8, 2015 | Comments

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