By Wayne Drash, CNN Tuscaloosa, Alabama (CNN) – The Rev. Kelvin Croom walks down the hall toward the sanctuary his father built 30 years ago with the help of legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. “Just glad to be alive,” a deacon says. “I know what you mean,” Croom responds. With its painted cement … Continue reading
by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS February 1, 2011, 03:29 am ET Whenever Nicole Garcia visited gay-friendly churches with large numbers of Hispanic people in the congregation, she would check the brochures and other materials geared toward gay churchgoers and their families and usually find a common theme. “Typically what I’d see are materials written for white families … Continue reading
‘Golden voice’ hits jackpot STORY HIGHLIGHTS Videographer Doral Chenoweth III thought Ted Williams might make a good subject for video Video of Williams, the “homeless man with the golden voice,” goes viral on YouTube Chenoweth explains that encounters with homeless not just a job but “part of my faith” Chenoweth says he’s touched Williams still … Continue reading
Will you be swimming in a new spiritual direction in 2011, maybe even choosing a different relgion? Or are you part of the one in the who told USA TODAY’s unscientific poll that you are neither spirtual nor religions? Will the new year mean a new sense of spirituality, maybe even a new religion for … Continue reading
You can see the changes. A drive through suburban Lake County, IN, an hour from downtown Chicago makes you feel like you are somewhere between the set of Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story and the movie Hoosiers. Cultural and religious diversity would probably be the last two things on your mind in a region known … Continue reading
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family are making a rare Sunday trip to church. The Obamas arrived at St. Michael’s Chapel mid-morning. The church is located on the Marine Corps base where Obama frequently golfs and goes to the gym during his Hawaiian vacations. The Obamas were seated in the … Continue reading
Given my love for Post Secret (www.postsecret.com), I was immediately drawn to Soul Secret, http://www.patheos.com/Topics/Soul-Secret.html, where you can share what you really believe, and do so anonymously.
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/calling/ I watched a short version of this PBS documentary at the Chicago Cultural Center on Saturday and it was very thought-provoking. I recommend it – it really gets into the mind of “regular people” who hear the calling, have to figure out how to answer it, and how to reconcile their service in ministry … Continue reading