August 20, 2019
The answer depends on congregational and community context and begins with another question: What does the gospel have to say to a broken and brokenhearted world in this moment? It has happened repeatedly in recent years. On Saturday afternoon, around 3 or 4 o’clock, my phone’s screen flashes alive with a news alert from The New York […]read moreabout When does breaking news compel a preacher to rewrite Sunday’s sermon?
August 19, 2019
Composite Illustration iStock / Rubio Singing draws people together, comforts the grieving, motivates and inspires. But most of all, it gives us hope, writes a Baptist pastor emeritus and singer. I come from a long line of singers. I remember as a child gathering around the piano with my parents to sing old gospel hymns. […]read moreabout Singing our way to hope
August 8, 2019
Catholic Extension When the Rev. Joe Tito crisscrossed the border between McAllen, Texas, and Reynosa, Mexico, he saw firsthand the drama that his immigrant parishioners had so often described to him. When the Rev. Joe Tito crisscrossed the border between McAllen, Texas, and Reynosa, Mexico, he saw firsthand the drama that his immigrant parishioners had […]read moreabout Lilly Endowment Inc. 2018 Annual Report
August 6, 2019
Predictability and transparency help people know how to do their work and why decisions have been made. And they set the stage to create a sense of agency, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. We need institutions, and they disappoint us. That puts all of us in a bind. We depend […]read moreabout What makes an institution trustworthy?