Education

Redeeming American Christianity

Can American Christianity be redeemed?David Dark, author of the 2005 book “The Gospel According to America” sought to answer that question in his post-9/11 analysis.

Progress is made when we share

He looked no more than 14 as he came forward to welcome me with a hearty handshake. Assuming he was a primary school pupil, I asked about his teacher. He responded, “Hello, ma’am. I am the teacher.” Still skeptical, I began a full-scale inquisition: How old are you? How long have you been a teacher? Which class are you teaching? And finally, are you really the teacher?

‘Resist and Persist’ and ‘Transforming’ named book award finalists

Westminster John Knox Press has announced that “Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality” by Erin Wathen and “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians” by Austen Hartke have been recognized as finalists in the 21st annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

PPC anuncia un nuevo presidente y editor ejecutivo

La junta directiva de La corporación presbiteriana de publicaciones ha anunciado que, efectivo desde el 1 de Julio, David M. Dobson será el nuevo presidente y editor ejecutivo de la agencia.

Serving God outside of church

There are many of us who don’t necessarily have much use for church anymore, but who love people and who want to do good in the world. Organized religion just doesn’t appeal to us. But that doesn’t mean we can’t serve God or that God doesn’t love us.

Poet and funeral director ponders faith, life and mortality

Whether he’s writing about his pig-valve heart transplant, introducing readers to a galley of inspiring poets and poems, or describing the hearse ride at the funeral of Seamus Heaney, Thomas Lynch has an uncanny knack for writing about death — and ultimately, life — in ways that are never morbid, sometimes humorous, but always thoughtful.

How to come out as LGBTQ when you’re Christian

As the recent United Methodist Church’s decision to tighten its ban on allowing LGBTQ clergy and performing same-sex marriage demonstrates, being LGBTQ and Christian can difficult and unwelcoming. But there is hope, and there are affirming faith communities who embrace Christians of all kinds.