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Historians Honor Emilie Amt

The slave balcony at St. Mark’s Church-Lappans | bit.ly/2O0mTll Professor Emilie Amt is the recipient of the 2018 Nelson R. Burr Prize from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. Amt is Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College and chairs the...

Forward Day By Day – July 18, 2018

Having come to New Orleans for spring break, my four students and I were assigned to a larger group from another university to gut houses all around the city. Hurricane Katrina had hit roughly seven months before, but it might as well have been yesterday, given the...

Why pray?

“The trouble with being a god is that you’ve got no one to pray to.” Small Gods, Terry Pratchett   Does God need our prayers? It is foolishness to Greeks, with their ideal sufficiency. It is a stumbling block to our proud humility, and yet isn’t it the nature of Love...

Humanists Seek Funds for Chaplains

Humanists UK has launched an appeal to fund hospital chaplains for nonbelievers, which some Christians warn could lead to existing chaplains being squeezed out. Richy Thomson, director of public affairs and policy for Humanists UK, said nonbelievers are neglected by...

Lord Carey Allowed to Preach Again

The Diocese of Oxford has lifted the ban on the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, allowing him to preach and lead worship in his local parish. For now, however, he will not return to any duties as an honorary assistant bishop. Last June Lord Carey stood...