Faith

Opinion

Divinity School should practice what Duke preaches – C.P. Mangel

In a recent poignant essay, the Rev. Brett Webb-Mitchell, characterized the historic and persistent homophobia at Duke Divinity School: “Homophobia is one of the institutional ‘sins’ of Duke Divinity School that has neither been confessed to, resolved, or found reconciliation.” I recoiled at the incidents of vicious and malevolent conduct he described.

Opinion

Creating a more generous orthodoxy at Duke Divinity School

One of my first acts as dean in July 2016, was to designate a space for the work of Sacred Worth, the LGBTQIA+ student group in the Divinity School. I also began to focus Divinity Magazine toward a more inclusive vision for theological education and ministry, and last year I invited Sacred Worth to give a presentation to the faculty about the experience of being a sexual minority in classes at Duke.

Faith

Faith and firearms: Why Christians don’t talk about gun violence

Religious faith and gun-control philosophy intersect in myriad ways, including: whether a congregation should allow members to carry concealed weapons onto church grounds as a matter of security and whether God’s people have a responsibility to defend themselves and their families even if it means taking another person’s life.

'Billy Graham's final crusade': Thousands honor America's pastor at historic funeral

Dignitaries including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were among the many who paid their respects to the family after Graham's passing last week.
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