Bishop Vashti McKenzie, a recently retired bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has been named the interim president and general secretary of the National Council of Churches, the ecumenical organization announced Tuesday. McKenzie succeeds Jim Winkler.
Lauren Graeber uses a chocolate chip cookie recipe to explore theology and the traditions we pass down to our children. Because we are creatures who hunger, we will be fumbling in real and metaphorical kitchens all of our lives.
A new report on critical race theory only added fuel to the dispute that has engulfed the Christian college. Stakeholders for Grove City College in Pennsylvania have both celebrated and balked at the report and its listed “remedial actions.”
In this issue of A Public Witness, we look at the few protests at churches that actually occurred over the weekend. Then we recall more significant political protests in sanctuaries in the past before considering what all of this might portend for free speech in sacred
Robert D. Cornwall reviews The Mind in Another Place: My Life as a Scholar by Luke Timothy Johnson. The book serves as a memoir about the life of a scholar, written both for potential academics and for those who wonder what it is like to
Kristel Clayville reframes the student loan forgiveness conversation around reconciliation. Except she thinks that the proverbial tables should be flipped: the government should be asking essential workers for forgiveness.
As scholars of fundamentalism and creationism, we have visited the Ark Encounter multiple times. What we find particularly striking about Ark Encounter is that it is a tourist site devoted to emphasizing — with great specificity — the wrathful nature of God and the eternal
In episode 49 of Dangerous Dogma, Corey Nathan, host of the Talkin‘ Politics & Religion Without Killin‘ Each Other podcast, talks with Word&Way President Brian Kaylor about his show and why he thinks people should find better ways to discuss religion and politics.
Critics say the college’s Racial Reconciliation Commission’s report is flawed, making it an inadequate foundation for conversations about the school’s past and future.
The European Union is reportedly considering the prospect of imposing sanctions on Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, as part of a larger package designed to weaken Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.