Resistance to change is a common response, particularly when it involves long-standing traditions. Yet, change is unavoidable, so how do we honor traditions of the past when we must depart from them?
Loving one’s enemies was a central teaching of Jesus and a core conviction at the heart of Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership in the civil rights movement. Will we commit to follow in King’s footsteps?
How should pastoral care be carried out in the wake of natural disasters and other crises? Taking the proper approach can tune the beliefs of those for whom we care.
One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s lesser-known actions took place in Selma, Alabama, on March 9, 1965. Here is what he did and why it was so significant.
Limiting the right to vote has a long, tragic history in the United States. Since the nation’s formation, some have sought to restrict ballot access while others have worked to expand it. The struggle continues today.
Once more the U.S. pauses to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend. We must consider whether we are merely admirers of his dream or are captured by it.
New technology allows researchers to more easily modify DNA to address conditions that lead to conditions like Sickle Cell Disease. Such advancements are cause for both celebration and further reflection.
The U.S. faces serious questions about “The Dream” set forth by Martin Luther King Jr. What are the issues that must be addressed to ensure his dream comes to fruition?
Disney’s newest movie “Encanto” tells the story of a magical family that lives in a secluded village deep in the forests of Colombia. Here is what the movie does well and where it needs improvement.
New archaeological research related to a seventh-century BCE toilet has revealed interesting results. What might it reveal about that era? And what lessons could it offer us today?
Discrimination has long-been prevalent in Americanized Christian churches. Confession, conversion and correction at the corporate level is essential for many congregations.
What do biblical Sabbath observance views and a helmet policy debate in “The Mandalorian” TV show have in common? How might these discussions instruct us today as we seek to live faithfully in 2022?
There are no absolute precepts in law, no bedrock foundation. The law is evolving, like a meandering river. This is why principles like ‘stare decisis’ are so critical in the U.S. judicial system.
The church in North America is experiencing a crisis of meaning. What are the contributing factors? And how should faith leaders respond to constructively engage this new reality?
An unattributed saying on a Cambridge, Massachusetts, headstone provided profound insight and offered a challenge. As we enter an uncertain new year, its message is important for us all.