Baptist pastors are among the victims of the coronavirus outbreak as the global pandemic accelerates in the United States. Two black Baptist pastors were part of the first wave of people in the U.S. to die from the COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.
After worship on Sunday, March 15, our church family discussed what we would do next. For more than three years we had had Sunday lunch together, but there was a sense this would be the last time for a while. After a few days of prayerful
On Wednesday (March 19), Trump administration officials continued to call out those who have violated government recommendations to avoid meeting in groups larger than 10 people. But they said little about the subset of faith communities that is resisting their guidance:
Fear of the coronavirus — and orders from government officials to limit or ban large gatherings — had religious leaders first altering, then canceling, access to rituals that for millions are sustenance that can feel as basic as food or water.
It’s a good time for people of faith to reflect on how well digital technologies serve faith communities and consider the future of religion, which by definition is that which binds people to one another.
Meditation and immersion in soothing sounds meet church liturgy at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. The combination takes on stress – and self-examination. Welcome to sound bath Evensong.
German Christians like Fischer are turning from their own language to a more global tongue: English. They say the foreign language allows them to loosen their German identity, praise God in an uninhibited way, and connect with a global, cosmopolitan Christianity.
Bobbie Harris, 79, lost her rental home, her job and her church when a deadly tornado struck her community in North Nashville. But all she could think about was her blessings.
More than a half century after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the Christian church to "remove the yoke of segregation from its own body," an estimated one-sixth of U.S. congregations have succeeded in becoming at least partly multiracial — but not without struggles.
For years, my husband would say after we returned from the church, "I thought the sermon was good." To that, I would reply, "I didn't hear the sermon, as usual."