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Music Happens Between the Notes- On Being with Yo-Yo Ma

Music Happens Between the Notes- On Being with Yo-Yo Ma

The great cellist shares his philosophy of living. Turning fear into joy. Performance as hospitality and communal witnessing. Beauty as a transfer of life. Sound as visual. How music makes us better. And being a firm believer in accidental meetings. [Listen to Yo Yo Ma on On Being].

Churches Built in Post-Colonial India

Churches Built in Post-Colonial India

After independence, many in the newborn nation of India were determined to find a unique architectural language and break away from the styles of the colonizers. The Church of Malabar Syrian Catholics in Kerala built its churches to reflect this desire. “It seems to me that the Syro-Malabar Church wanted to find a new identity by employing an architectural style that was no longer neo-baroque or classical, as in colonial times,” said German photographers Stefanie Zoche and Sabine Haubitz.

How to Define Religious Diversity?

How to Define Religious Diversity?

If each of the 152 groups reporting adherents in the 2010 Religion Census is treated separately, Elkhart, Indiana is the most diverse metro area in the country.

But Elkhart has no reported Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, or Hindus. Perhaps giving equal weight to all groups is not the best measure of diversity.

Wisdom Meets Technology

Wisdom Meets Technology

The monastery’s turnaround has become a testament to what’s possible when ancient wisdom meets new technology -- as long as clear purposes and firm boundaries are enforced with vigor.

Is America a Christian Nation? Should it Be?

Is America a Christian Nation? Should it Be?

“Christianity, or any branch of it, loses its Christian character when its self-proclaimed supporters outnumber and outshout its actual adherents.”

— Marilynne Robinson

Conservative Commencement Address 

Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations, The Atlantic reports. Her analysis of the Declaration of Independence was "equally likely to engage and discomfit ambitious careerists, woke progressives, and Claremont-Institute-style conservatives." [Read more].

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its energy, its very American style, and its subtly radical message of liberating love. But there was something else about Curry’s sermon that stuck out to some viewers: He read it from the podium on what appeared to be an iPad. [Read more].

Racial Injury and Trauma: Redeeming the Christian Story and the Democratic Experiment

Racial Injury and Trauma: Redeeming the Christian Story and the Democratic Experiment

Dates & Time: 
Jul 11, 2018

Join this conversation between Danjuma Gibson, associate professor of pastoral care at Calvin Theological Seminary, and Christina Edmondson, dean of intercultural student development at Calvin College

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at the Calvin Theological Seminary Auditorium  3233 Burton Street SE  Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Location: 
Calvin Theological Seminary Auditorium  3233 Burton Street SE  Grand Rapids, Michigan 

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

Some 36 percent of all American parishes are now designated as bicultural, according to a 2016 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), conducted for the U.S. bishops. That usually means Anglos and Latinos, but sometimes can include a mixture of Africans, Filipinos and Vietnamese, among others.

Grants Support Christian Higher Education Initiatives

Grants Support Christian Higher Education Initiatives

"As a twentieth-century Christian aspiring to become an English professor, I probably couldn’t have been luckier than to enter graduate school in the 1990s. The Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company had made a fortune on Prozac, which went on the market in 1988, and soon thereafter the Lilly heirs established a foundation that to this day supports a number of Christian higher education initiatives, including the postdoctoral fellowship program that led me to my position at Eastern Mennonite University in 2003.

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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