(RNS) Our clergy aren’t seen as “thought leaders” or our institutions as worthy of emulation.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
NEW YORK (RNS) Why is the Episcopal Church’s flagship seminary faltering? For the same reason that historic churches and denominations are trapped in “train wrecks.” Their time has passed.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (RNS) Multigenerational living requires patience and clear boundaries in parenting and in space. It helps to have enough rooms to escape each other.
(RNS) They can contribute by working in voter registration drives and get-out-the-vote campaigns on Election Day. That isn’t a partisan exercise. It’s basic patriotism.
(RNS) Rather than “rearrange the deck chairs,” denominational task forces could look boldly at what isn’t working: Sunday worship, large facilities and an inward focus.
(RNS) This year will be a test. Can American Christianity get over itself and truly serve a desperate society?
(RNS) I know from my years there as a pastor that Ferguson is a strong community. The town has rootedness, civic pride, strong churches, and a fervent desire to make an integrated community work.