The results are in from the longest, in-depth longitudinal study on human life ever conducted. Since 1938, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has been investigating what makes people “flourish” and is now prepared to draw a conclusion.
Last week the Church of England approved blessings for gay couples. The three voting houses of bishops, clergy and laity voted on the proposal in an all-church body known as Synod. How can you simultaneously celebrate and bless a marriage in the name of God while maintaining that it is not, in fact, a biblical marriage that God would endorse?
Parents have a lot on their plates these days. There is so much to be anxious about, concerned over, and invested in trying to protect. A recent survey by Pew Research Center was able to detail what concerns parents the most. Topping the list? Mental health concerns.
As many others are, I am still reeling from the footage of the murder of Tyre Nichols. Much as I did from the footage of the murder of George Floyd. We only seem to know to address the symptoms, not the causes. It’s as if we are afraid to name the real disease, because the only cure for it is so radical to our day. But I will take the risk.
In a new production of "Jesus Christ Superstar," a non-binary actor will assume the role of Jesus while Judas Iscariot will be played by a woman. The 12 apostles will be played by female or non-binary performers. The goal is to present the world’s first gender-neutral production of the famed rock opera.
Many public schools throughout the United States allow students to socially transition – including changing their name, pronouns, gender expression – without parental consent or even knowledge. It is often viewed as an important step for the school to take if the student does not feel supported at home for such choices.
The best translation of the Hebrew for “vision” is actually “revelation.” And it isn’t a reference to a leader’s revelation about what the people should do or be, but rather about the importance of people knowing and following God’s revelation. In its typical Old Testament context, it refers to prophetic revelation given by God, through a prophet, to the people. This revelation can be withheld or refused.
A recently released study by researchers at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the University of Chicago found that the long-term effect of the pandemic on worship attendance among American churches was real, but minimal. That is, except for three groups of people whom churches tended to lose.
Today, the nation celebrates what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 94th birthday. Sharon Shahid once openly wondered whether his famed essay, Letter from Birmingham Jail, “would have made such a lasting impression or had as powerful an impact if today’s instant communication devices existed, and if someone smuggled… a mobile phone into his cell. What would have happened if he texted the famous letter or used Twitter…?”